February 17, 2023 - by

⚾️: Jarrett Wins Debut as Noles Top Dukes

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State (1-0) began the 2023 season with a 12-7 win over James Madison (0-1) on Friday night in Link Jarrett’s first game as the head coach of the Seminoles. Wyatt Crowell took his eighth career win as he struck out four in 2.2 innings, while freshman DeAmez Ross and junior Jordan Carrion combined for six hits, five RBI and four runs scored.

Ross, making his collegiate debut, finished 3-for-5 with three RBI, three runs and two stolen bases. Carrion had three hits – including two doubles and a three-run single – two RBI and scored a run.

Carson Montgomery took the mound to start the game and pulled through 4.0 innings of work conceding three hits and one run. Sarasota native David Barrett came in relief and sent the first two batters packing on swinging strikeouts.

Brennen Oxford checked into the game to calm the storm with two runners in scoring position and one out. He walked Mike Mancini before Crowell stepped onto the mound where he pitched a double play with Smith collecting the grounder and tagging at third before lacing the third out to James Tibbs III.

Crowell then took command of the mound shutting down the Dukes side with four punchouts in the next two innings.

Cam Smith, a highly-touted freshman, started at third base and laced a triple 406 feet of the center field wall, just inches from his first career home run. Smith had four assists at third base and FSU turned three double plays to support its pitching.


T1 | JMU 1, FSU 0                Cone scored from third on a double play
B1 | JMU 1, FSU 1                Ross scored on a wild pitch
B1 | JMU 1, FSU 2                Jimenez hit a sacrifice fly, scoring Smith
B1 | JMU 1, FSU 3                Tibbs scored on a wild pitch
B2 | JMU 1, FSU 4                Ross singled up the middle, scoring Williams
B2 | JMU 1, FSU 5                Smith tripled to center, scoring Ross
B3 | JMU 1, FSU 6                Jimenez scored on a wild pitch
B3 | JMU 1, FSU 7                Williams hit a sac fly, scoring Carrion
T6 | JMU 2, FSU 7                Trimble doubled to right, scoring Dunaway
T6 | JMU 3, FSU 7                McDonald singled up the middle, scoring Trimble
T6 | JMU 4, FSU 7                Cannizarro singled to shortstop, scoring McDonald
B8 | JMU 4, FSU 9                Ross singled to left, scoring De Sedas and Vincent
B8 | JMU 4, FSU 12             Carrion singled to right, scoring Ross and Tibbs, Ferrer scoring on a throwing error by SS
T9 | JMU 5, FSU 12              Dunaway singled to left, scoring Calabrese
T9 | JMU 7, FSU 12              Trimble doubled to right, scoring Novak and Dunaway


The second game of the series against James Madison is Saturday at 2 p.m. RHP Jackson Baumeister will start on the mound for the Seminoles, while RHP Ryan Murphy will throw for the Dukes.


  • Freshman center fielder DeAmez Ross led off for the Seminoles and singled on his third pitch. Ross, freshman third baseman Cam Smith and sophomore transfer Jordan Williams started in their FSU debuts, while designated hitter Sebastian Jimenez earned his first career start.
  • Ross became FSU’s first true freshman to start on Opening Day in center field since J.C. Flowers in 2017. He singled and scored a run in his first two at-bats and finished with three hits, three runs and three RBI.
  • Smith made the score 5-1 in the second inning on a 406-foot triple off the top of the center field wall. Jimenez had a sacrifice fly in his first at-bat and singled in his second. Williams drew a walk and scored a run in his first plate appearance and tallied his first outfield assist to end the fifth inning.
  • Jordan Carrion had three hits, including two doubles. It was Carrion’s first career game with multiple doubles.
  • Freshmen Jordan Taylor and Jaden Stockton and Wake Forest transfer Brennen Oxford made their FSU debuts.
  • Link Jarrett won his first game as FSU’s head coach. The Noles’ 12 runs are the second-most for a Seminole coach in his debut and the most since a 21-1 win in 1952 in Ralph Matherly’s first game.

For more information on Florida State baseball, check Seminoles.com for the latest news and scheduling information, and keep up with the team on social media through Twitter and Facebook (@FSUBaseball) & Instagram and TikTok (@NoleBaseball).

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