To name it spectacular could be an understatement.
Heading into the weekend, the expectation for Florida State in opposition to the No. 8 ranked TCU Horned Frogs (3-3) was a single win, if that. Instead, the Seminoles (6-0) clinched the collection with a 10-8 victory Saturday and can search for the sweep Sunday in opposition to the reigning Big 12 Champions.
The Seminoles fell behind early as freshman left-handed pitcher Jamie Arnold struggled in his second begin. The injury may have been a lot worse if not for a triple play and a few questionable base-running errors by the Horned Frogs. The triple play within the first inning was the Seminoles’ first triple play since May third, 2009.
Connor Whittaker earned his second win in as many aid appearances Saturday, relieving Arnold after 2.2 innings and permitting two earned runs over 2.2 innings of labor himself.
After falling behind 2-0, the Seminoles had been in a position to take the lead within the fifth inning off a two-run homer by Jaime Ferrer. Similar to Friday night time’s win, the Seminoles saved the fireworks for the later innings as a five-run seventh inning put the sport out of attain for the second straight night time.
Ferrer’s second two-run homer of the afternoon capped off a three-hit day for the gifted sophomore. Cam Smith additionally contributed three hits and a home-run on Saturday.
The Horned Frogs didn’t go away frivolously as they plated a pair of runs in each the seventh and eighth innings to make the sport uncomfortable for the Seminoles. Andrew Armstrong closed the door within the ninth with three groundouts to document the save and clinch the sport and the collection for the Seminoles.
Without the offense from Ferrer, the sport may have seemed drastically completely different as TCU discovered their offense late as nicely. In 4 profession video games in opposition to TCU, Ferrer has 8 hits, 6 RBI’s, and two home-runs.
Though he’ll get the highlights, it was the Seminoles’ offense altogether that was an excessive amount of for TCU to beat ultimately. Seven out of the 9 batters within the order at the moment had hits and 4 batters had multi-hit video games.
For the fifth time in six video games this season, FSU plated double-digit runs on double-digit hits.
The Seminoles will look to finish the sweep on Sunday at 2 p.m. EST with Carson Montgomery on the hill for the Seminoles.