Florida State falls to Florida 4-0 after a three hour lightning delay. Tyler Holton falls to 4-3 on the season with the loss.
It was the second pitchers duel of the series, but this one went in favor of the Florida Gators. Florida starter Logan Shore dominated the Florida State lineup allowing just one runner to reach second base. He struck out 9 Florida State batters while giving up just 2 hits and 3 walks in 8-plus innings.
Florida State starter Tyler Holton was impressive as well, but some poor defense by the Seminoles cost him the two runs that the Gators won by. He went 6 innings and gave up 2 runs, 1 earned, on 6 hits with 1 walk and 6 strikeouts.
Holton's final inning was filled with a little drama as it looked like Florida catcher Mike Rivera intentionally elbowed Florida State first baseman Dylan Busby. Nothing came of the play, and Rivera was not reprimanded.
Ed Voyles came in for Holton in the seventh inning, and threw a scoreless frame. Chase Haney came in for Voyles to start the eighth, but struggled to find his control. He was pulled with 2 on and 2 out for Alec Byrd. Byrd gives up a walk and then a 2-RBI single to Deacon Liput to make it 4-0.
Will Zirzow came in to pitch the ninth for the Seminoles. Back-to-back doubles by Peter Alonso and JJ Schwarz added another run for the Gators to make it 5-0.
Shore walked the opening batter and was relieved by closer Shaun Anderson. Anderson walked the first two batters he faced, but a groundout and a double play ended the game.
With the loss, Florida State and Florida will have a one game playoff to see who will go to the College World Series. The game will be played Monday, June 13th at 7 PM. The game will be broadcast on ESPN 2.