Seminoles split double header against JU to finish fall season

It was a beautiful day for baseball in Tallahassee today as the ‘Noles hosted the Jacksonville University Dolphins for two exhibition games. These two last games finished off the fall for the Seminoles. 

 Shane Drohan made the start for the Seminoles and Austin Temple for the Dolphins.  

First Game

After a clean top half of the first from Drohan, The ‘Noles had basses loaded thanks to two singles from Nander De Sedas,  Robby Martin, and a hit by pitch but could not capitalize leaving all three runners stranded. 

Drohan’s day was complete after throwing two innings, striking out five, and giving up no hits, walks, or runs. Jack Anderson entered the game for the ‘Noles. 

Jacksonville struck first in the top of the third after a hit by pitch and a base hit from Langston Provitt which plated one run for the Dolphins. Anderson would not return to the game. FSU wasted no time getting the run back in the bottom of the third as Cooper Swanson crushed an RBI ground-rule double and Matt Nelson brought two runs in with a single up the middle. 

Pitching the top of the fourth for the Seminoles was true freshman Bryce Hubbart who struck two out of the three batters he faced. Remember this name Seminole fans. 

Austin Temple’s day was done after pitching four innings, walking two, giving up three runs, five hits, and one hit by pitch. Nick Love entered the game for the Dolphins. 

Things got shaky in the top of the fifth when Dough Kirkland came into pitch for the ‘Noles. He started off walking the first two batters and then found a groove getting out of the inning with no runs allowed.   The Seminoles had a big bottom of the fifth which included hits from: Carter Smith, Tyrell Brewer, Logan Lacey, and Jackson Greene. 2 runs were plated by Greene on a single. 

Love’s day was finished after two innings, three strikeouts, six hits, and 2 runs given up.

Jonah Scolaro came into pitch for the ‘Noles in the top of the sixth. Dakota Julylia crushed a solo home run over the left-field wall for the Dolphins. That was the only damage done as Scolaro struck out two batters to end the inning. Kevin Faulkner came into the game for the Dolphins in the bottom half of the sixth. Robby Martin collected his third hit of the day when he smoked a single down the rightfield line. 

Brandon Walker came in to close the door for the ‘Noles striking out one. Elijah Cabell made a beautiful throw to home plate, beating the runner, and securing the first game victory. 

Notable Stats:

Robby Martin: 3-3 with a walk 

Shane Drohan: 2 IP, 5 K’s 0 H 0 BB 0 R

Game two of this doubleheader picked up where the first game left off. 

Second Game 

Jacksonville struck first with a leadoff double from Scott Dubrule and then an RBI single from George Anthony. Antonio Velez (FSU) gave up two runs on four hits in the bottom of the first. 

Mike Cassala came on the mound for the Dolphins in the top of the second. Robby Martin did not miss a beat as he got his fourth hit of the day. Elijah Cabell was hit by a pitch but the runners were stranded. Tyler Ahearn entered the game for FSU on the mound in the bottom of the second. The Dolphins missed a big opportunity and left 3 men stranded. 

Clayton Kawiatkowski took the mound for the ‘Noles in the bottom of the third and does a good job of shutting down the Dolphin’s offense. JD Tease led off the next half-inning with a double down the right-field line. 

Davis Hare entered the game for the Seminoles and went three up, three down striking out two batters. Adrian Garrastazu came into pitch for the Dolphins in the top of the fifth and allowed zero runs. 

Nico Baldor crushed a double down the left-field line at the bottom of the sixth. He was left stranded on base. 

Parker Messick, Connor Grady, and Chase Haney all threw one inning to finish out the second game for the Seminoles.  Ty Kircharr and Roman Dorosh finished the game off for the Dolphins. 

FSU falls to JU in the second game 2-0. 

That will do it for FSU’s fall season. The ‘Noles will get in the weight room and cages to prepare themselves for the real deal in the Spring.


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