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FSU Downs USF 12-4

Florida State took care of business against USF in Tampa.

Florida State defeated South Florida 12-4 on Tuesday night. Reliever Chase Haney picked up the first win of his career.

The Seminoles struck first with an RBI single from Quincy Neiporte in the top of the first inning. Neiporte would finish the game 3 for 4 with 3 RBIs. 

Florida State would add three runs in the fourth and three runs in the fifth with help from two South Florida errors. They would add one more in the seventh on a Gage West sacrifice fly. Hank Truluck's 3-run homerun would power a four run eighth inning to put the game firmly out of reach at 12-4. 

Starter Tyler Holton went three innings and gave up 3 runs, none earned, on 3 hits with 3 walks and 6 strikeouts. An error by short stop Taylor Walls kept an inning alive, and the Bulls turned it into a 3-RBI double.

Chase Haney came in and pitched two innings of shutout baseball. He gave up 1 hit and 3 walks with 4 strikeouts. Ed Voyles came in for the sixth and seventh innings, and also held the Bulls scoreless. He gave up 2 hits with 1 walk and 2 strikeouts. Tyler Warmoth gave up one run in the ninth before closing out the game.

Florida State improves to 8-3 on the season. The Seminoles will host Toledo on Wednesday at 6 PM.

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