Miami came out firing Sunday and managed to salvage something with a 12-0 win after dropping the first two games of the series to the Seminoles. Starter Drew Carlton had a very rough outing giving up a three run homerun in the first, a solo homerun in the second, and an RBI double in the third before being pulled.
The Florida State offense had their chances early stranding four runners in the first two innings, and by the time the Seminoles came to bat in the third the game was already out of hand.
Bryant Holtmann came in to replace Carlton, but gives up a three run homerun to Willy Abreu to make it 7-0 Miami. Holtmann wasn’t able to get out of the inning, but Alec Byrd came in to get the Seminoles out of the game without any more damage being done.
Byrd would give up a two run homer in the fourth and an RBI-single in the fifth to push the score to 10-0. It looked like Miami was going to add to their lead in the sixth, but Will Zirzow came in for Byrd and got Florida State out of the jam.
Zirzow did give up a run on an RBI double in the seventh, but he was the only bright spot for a struggling bullpen on the weekend giving up just one run in five innings pitched.
Steven Wells Jr. made his pitching debut for the Seminoles in the eighth, and recorded two strikeouts in a scoreless frame. Miami would strikeout the side in the ninth to end the game.
Florida State falls to 33-13 and 16-8 in the ACC. The Seminoles will return home to take on No. 24 Coastal Carolina starting Friday May 1st.