JACKSONVILLE – No. 5 Florida State (16-8) got three hits from Logan Lacey and Brett Roberts reached all four times, but the Seminoles fell 6-3 to No. 14 Florida (18-7) Tuesday night at 121 Financial Ballpark in Jacksonville.
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Lacey’s three hits were a season high, and Roberts had a hand in all three FSU runs – scoring in the second and fourth innings and plating Lacey on a sacrifice fly in the seventh inning.
Lacey would have had a fourth hit but Florida left fielder Wyatt Langford robbed a three-run home run in the third inning. The Seminoles tied the game when Reese Albert drew a bases loaded walk in the fourth inning, but the Gators scored the deciding runs in the bottom of the fifth against Carson Montgomery (3-1).
After taking a 3-2 lead on a ground out from BT Riopelle, Josh Rivera made the score 5-3 with a two-run home run.
Both teams had runners on base throughout the game – Florida State stranded 11 runners, while the Gators left 10 men on base.
T2 | FSU 1, UF 0 Vincent singled, Roberts scored
B2 | FSU 1, UF 1 Rivera doubled, D. Fabian scored
B3 | FSU 1, UF 2 Langford reached on fielder’s choice, J. Fabian scored
T4 | FSU 2, UF 2 Albert walked, Roberts scored
B5 | FSU 2, UF 3 Riopelle grounded out, Langford scored
B5 | FSU 2, UF 5 Rivera home run, Calilao scored
T7 | FSU 3, UF 5 Roberts sacrifice fly, Lacey scored
B8 | FSU 3, UF 6 Thompson scored on a wild pitch
Florida State opens a three-game series at home against No. 16 Notre Dame. The Seminoles were the only team in 2021 to win a regular-season series against the ACC Champion Irish.
LHP Parker Messick (4-1) will throw for the Seminoles.
– Freshman James Tibbs and sophomore Brett Roberts both had hits in their first two career at-bats against the Gators. Roberts scored FSU’s first two runs of the game and his sacrifice fly scored the third.
– Logan Lacey had a season-high three hits. His nine multi-hit games are tied with Jaime Ferrer for the team lead.
– Tuesday’s game snapped a three-game winning streak for starting pitcher Carson Montgomery. He struck out six batters in 5.0 innings.
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