June 13, 2016 - by
Super Regional Showdown Set For Monday with Florida Setback
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Florida State lineup was limited to two hits by Florida’s Logan Shore as the intra-state rival Gators (51-14) knotted the Gainesville Super Regional at 1-1 with a 5-0 victory on Sunday evening at McKethan Stadium. The decisive game in the series will take place Monday at 7 p.m. on ESPN2.

Monday’s showdown, which marks the 240th installment in the all-time series between the two programs, will feature Florida State freshman right-hander Cole Sands (6-6, 4.21 ERA) and Florida lefty A.J. Puk (2-3, 3.21).
Florida State received a solid outing from freshman hurler Tyler Holton (3-4), who tossed six innings, allowed two runs—one earned—one walk and finished with six strikeouts. His counterpart on the mound, Logan Shore (12-0), threw eight innings, faced 28 Seminoles hitters and posted nine strikeouts.
Holton was one of five pitchers to toe the rubber for the Seminoles, along with Ed Voyles, Alec Byrd and Will Zirzow, who combined to allow three hits, one walk and one run in 2.1 innings. Chase Haney took over for Voyles in the eighth, yielding two runs and two walks.

John Sansone (1-3) and Quincy Nieporte (1-2) were responsible for the two Florida State hits on the evening. They were two of five Seminole hitters to reach base, along with Taylor Walls and Ben DeLuzio, who reached via walks. Teammate Jackson Lueck also reached on a fielder’s choice in the ninth.

Dalton Guthrie got the Gators’ offense going in the top of the first when he reached on an error at shortstop. Two batters later, Peter Alonso delivered a one-out double off the left field wall, plating Guthrie, as Florida grabbed the 1-0 lead.

Guthrie proved to be the nemesis for Florida State again in the third when he led off the frame with a single up the middle. Two batters later, with Alonso at the plate, Guthrie used a pair of wild pitches to move to third before a grounder to short provided the Gators with a 2-0 advantage.

Florida added a pair of insurance runs in the top of the eighth inning after a leadoff walk by Alonso, coupled with a series of walks by Buddy Reed and Jeremy Vasquez loaded the bases. Freshman second baseman Deacon Liput delivered with a two-out single to right field, scoring Alonso and Reed for the 4-0 Gator lead.

The final Florida run came in the top of the ninth when a pair of back-to-back doubles to left by Alonso and JJ Schwarz resulted in Alonso crossing the plate with the fifth run.

Seminole fans can always stay up-to-date with the Florida State Baseball team by following the official twitter page of the Seminoles (@FSUBaseball).

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