Florida State’s bats have been waking up late in games so far in this young season. This time, Miami had its finger on the snooze button.
After notching the game’s first run in the bottom of the first inning, the Seminoles’ offense hibernated through much of the rest of the contest. Credit, however, must be given to the Hurricanes’ Chris Diaz, the lefty who mystified the ‘Noles attack by moving his pitches around nicely. Diaz went seven innings before giving way to Brian Garcia, who closed the door on FSU.
The ‘Canes took the only lead they would need in the fifth, as they pushed across two unearned runs that proved to be the difference. Neither team really looked that comfortable at the plate, but Florida State’s three errors wound up costing them.
‘Noles pitching continued to impress. Luke Weaver gave up just one earned run in six frames, and Taylor Blatch threw 2.2 scoreless innings before Gage Smith retired the final Miami batter.
The Seminoles better find their swing against lefty pitching soon, as they face another in Bryan Radziewski tomorrow afternoon. Fellow southpaw Brandon Leibrandt gets the nod for FSU, which now sits at 6-1.