Kenny Burkhead got the start for Florida State, but only pitched a single inning. He gave up one run on two hits. Bryant Holtmann came in at the start of the 2nd inning and pitched four scoreless innings. He only allowed two hits and one walk. Billy Strode followed Holtmann with two innings and gave up only two hits. Mr. Reliable Gage Smith made his tenth appearance for the Seminoles in the 8th inning and was dominant as usual. Jameis Winston came in for the 9th inning and got the save. Bryant Holtmann gets his second win of the season.
Florida State was able to load the bases a couple of the times throughout the rest of the game, but the South Florida pitching staff did a great job of getting out of the jams. Neither team was able to push a run across after the first inning. DJ Stewart was able to reach base four times which improved his on base percentage to a team high .547. Justin Gonzalez and John Sansone both have an on base percentage over .500 as well.
South Florida falls to 9-4 on the season. Florida State will return home for a series against Maryland this weekend starting on Friday at 4 PM.