Florida State rallied late on Monday to double up the Jacksonville Dolphins 12-6 and improve to a perfect 4-0 on the season. The game showcased the Seminoles’ pitching depth in a result that, for most of the game, was much more in doubt than the final scores indicates.
For the first time this season, the ‘Noles starting pitching wasn’t dominate. Peter Miller struggled, giving up five runs in the first two innings. Miller gave way to Kenny Burkhead, who allowed a run as well, and after three, FSU trailed 6-3.
But that was all the Dolphins would muster. Billy Strode, Bryant Holtmann, Gage Smith, and Jameis Winston blanked JU the rest of the way, and the Seminoles’ bats heated up late, as they scored nine times in the final four frames. John Sansone paced the ‘Nole attack, blasting a two-run homer on his way to a three-RBI night.
Next up for fifth-ranked FSU are the Georgia Bulldogs, who hit Tallahassee on Friday for a three-game weekend series.