TALLAHASSEE – RHP Carson Montgomery’s season-high eight strikeouts led No. 7 Florida State (14-6) to a 10-2 win over UCF (13-8) on Tuesday night at Dick Howser Stadium. Montgomery has now won his last three starts.
Montgomery, a sophomore from Windermere, Florida, started on the mound for a career-high seven innings. His eight strikeouts were just one shy of his career strikeout record set last year against the Knights. Jonah Scolaro struck out the final two UCF batters to close out the win, giving FSU double-digit strikeouts for the 19th time in 20 games.
Six runs in the fourth ignited the Seminole offense, featuring Alex Toral’s team-high sixth home run of the season. The first baseman’s two-run homer gave FSU a 3-0 lead and Toral now leads the team in RBI with 23 on the year.
The offensive efficiency continued in the seventh as six Seminoles reached base and brought home three runs.
Jordan Carrion recorded three hits against the Knights, a season high. James Tibbs tied his career-high with two hits while Reese Albert and Toral were the other Noles with multiple hits. Albert now has a .390 batting average on the season.
B4 | FSU 1, UCF 0 Tibbs doubled down the left field line, scoring Ferrer
B4 | FSU 3, UCF 0 Toral homered to right field, scoring Tibbs
B4 | FSU 5, UCF 0 Albert doubled to left center, scoring Greene and Carrion
B4 | FSU 6, UCF 0 Vincent scored on a passed ball
T5 | FSU 6, UCF 1 Rushing singled through the right side, scoring Orlando
T6 | FSU 6, UCF 2 Pena homered to left center
B6 | FSU 7, UCF 2 Greene scored on a wild pitch
B7 | FSU 8, UCF 2 Greene walked, scoring Tibbs
B7 | FSU 9, UCF 2 Carrion flied out to right field, scoring Roberts
B7 | FSU 10, UCF 2 Vincent singled to second base, scoring Toral
Wednesday’s game against UCF has been canceled due to weather. Florida State will face Duke (11-10, 2-4 ACC) at home this weekend beginning on Friday at 7 p.m. Parker Messick will start on the mound for the Seminoles.
The game will air nationally on ACC Network.
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