Some days you’re the bug, and some days you’re the windshield. Florida State was the bug today as they ran into the buzz saw of Brendan McKay. McKay went 6.1 innings and still had a no hitter intact when he left with 4 walks and 6 strikeouts. The Seminoles were unable to find an answer for the Golden Spikes semi-finalist.
Florida State starter Mike Compton had trouble locating his pitches and left a few too many up in the second inning giving up 4 runs on 4 hits and 1 error. Louisville would add another in the fourth with a 2-out RBI single to make it 5-0 Cardinals. Compton would give up another run in the sixth inning to make it 6-0 before finally leaving the game.
Ed Voyles came in to replace Compton and got out of the jam in the sixth. He gave up a solo shot in the seventh and was replaced by Alex Deise. Deise would get the Seminoles out of the seventh.
Chris Marconcini would get Florida State’s first, and only, hit of the game in the seventh. Florida State’s Quincy Neiporte doubled off the wall in left center earlier in the game, but was called out for missing first base. Replay proved that he did touch the bag, but the damage was done.
Will Zirzow came in and pitched a scoreless eighth inning, but the Seminoles weren’t able to do anything offensively.
Florida State falls to 37-19 and 17-9 in the ACC. This marks the first time in eight years that the Seminoles have not won the Atlantic division. Freshman Drew Carlton will get the start in the rubber match between the Noles and Cardinals at 1 PM on Sunday.