TALLAHASSEE – No. 5 Florida State (16-10, 6-5 ACC) dropped its first weekend series of the year with a 5-4 loss to No. 16 Notre Dame (15-5, 4-4) at Dick Howser Stadium.
Saturday’s game started four hours late due to a weather delay.
Florida State out-hit the Irish, 7-5, and scored three runs in the seventh inning to take a 4-2 lead. Colton Vincent, the only Seminole with multiple hits in the game, lined a two-out, two-strike, two-run single up the middle for the lead. Vincent has a hit in nine of his last 10 games.
Notre Dame scored a run in the eighth inning to cut into the deficit before Jared Miller bounced a two-out chopper up the middle to plate a pair of runs in the ninth inning.
Starting pitcher Bryce Hubbart lasted just 3.1 innings for Florida State, but Jackson Baumeister followed with 3.2 innings without allowing a hit. Baumeister’s five strikeouts were a career high, and the only Irish batter to reach was on a walk.
Wyatt Crowell, Davis Hare and Scolaro each gave up a run over the final two innings.
Batting in the leadoff spot, freshman Jaime Ferrer reached base four times – twice via hit by pitch, a single and a walk.
Carter Putz had three of Notre Dame’s five hits. Roman Kimball (2-0) earned the win with 2.0 hitless innings.
T2 | ND 1, FSU 0 Coetzee grounded out, Putz scored
B2 | ND 1, FSU 1 Carrion singled, Rank scored
T4 | ND 2, FSU 1 Putz home run
B7 | ND 2, FSU 2 Martin singled, Moore scored
B7 | ND 2, FSU 4 Vincent singled, Ferrer & Martin scored
T8 | ND 3, FSU 4 Putz doubled, Brannigan scored on a fielding error
T9 | ND 5, FSU 4 Miller singled, Coetzee and Penney scored
Florida State and Notre Dame wrap up the series Sunday at 1:00 p.m. LHP Ross Dunn will make his seventh start of the season for the Seminoles.
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