Final: Florida State 2, Florida 0
It was just one of those nights. Florida faced a pair of lefties that proved nearly unhittable on Tuesday and dropped a 2-0 decision to their rivals from Tallahassee.
How It Happened:
The Seminoles capitalized early on a misplayed blooper to left by Reese Albert that plated Tyler Martin for a first inning lead.
While Florida’s starter, Nick Pogue was erratic, he still limited FSU to just one run. Pogue, however, was only able to last three innings before giving way to Tyler Nesbitt.
Nesbitt tossed three scoreless frames, and retired the side in order in the sixth.
Christian Scott entered in the top of the seventh and gave up a double and a single, before striking out the side.
It appeared that the Gators had swung momentum back to their dugout as FSU made a change at the mound, bringing in freshman lefty Parker Messick.
Although Jacob Young extended his hitting streak to 18 in the inning, Messick struck out the side.
Kendrick Calilao led off the eighth with a single, but a pair of strikeouts and a fielder’s choice completed the opportunity for the Gators.
Messick completed the FSU win with a strikeout of pinch hitter Kris Armstrong, recording his first collegiate save in the process.
- Pogue: 3 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K
- Nesbitt: 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K
- McMullen: 1-4, 2B
- Young: 1-2, BB
- UF Lineup: 3-29, 2 BB, 14 K
- W: Antonio Velez (1-0)
- L: Nick Pogue (1-1)
- S: Parker Messick (1)
Florida will open SEC play against rival Georgia. The series will begin on Friday with the first pitch slated for 6:30 PM.