Florida State falls to Florida 7-0, and the Seminoles season will come to an end. Starter Cole Sands took the loss.
The Seminoles will look back on this game, and count all the missed chances they had. They were 0-12 with runners on base during the game. The Seminoles had the first two batters of the game walk, but a questionable bunt call completely changed the momentum of the game. Florida Starter AJ Puk had thrown just 3 strikes in 11 pitches, but with a 1-1 count Jackson Lueck attempted to lay down a bunt. The bunt failed, Lueck struck out, and Puk was able to get out of the inning without giving up a run.
Florida took advantage of it in the bottom half of the inning getting a run off an error and a wild pitch to take a 1-0 lead. Florida State had another chance in the top of the second inning. John Sansone came to the plate with the bases loaded and two outs, but went down swinging to end the inning.
Peter Alonso extended the Florida lead to 2-0 on a solo home run to left in the bottom of the third inning. Florida manager Kevin O'Sullivan wasn't taking any chances in the elimination game, and pulled Puk with two outs in the fourth inning for Tyler Dunning. The Seminoles would put a runner on in each of the fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth innings, but couldn't string multiple hits together.
Florida State starter Cole Sands was relieved by Jim Voyles with one out in the fourth inning. He gave up 2 runs, 1 earned, on 5 hits with 2 walks and 4 strikeouts. Voyles got the Seminoles out of the fourth inning, but got into some trouble in the fifth. With the bases loaded and no outs, JJ Schwarz crushed a grand slam to left to make it 6-0 Gators. Florida would add another run in the sixth on a JJ Scwarz RBI double to make it 7-0.
The Seminoles have been eliminated in the Gainesville super regional for the second straight year, and finish the season with a 41-22 record. Only senior John Sansone will be moving on among the every day starters.