The Florida State baseball team won again today, topping the South Florida Bulls 4-1. The No. 2 Seminoles’ modus operandi this season has been to wear teams down, often relying on their excellent bullpen depth to check other offenses while the ‘Nole attack tallies runs. But they must have wanted to get back to Tallahassee today, because this contest only needed one inning to produce the final result.
FSU struck early, notching all four of its runs in the top of the first inning. The big knock was an RBI double by Jameis Winston that almost went for the Heisman Trophy winner’s first career home run. John Nogowski, Jose Brizuela, and John Sansone each batted in a run as well.
Kenny Burkhead pitched the first inning for the Seminoles and gave up the Bulls’ only run. He was relieved by Bryant Holtmann, who threw the next four frames and earned the win. Billy Strode, Gage Smith, and Jameis Winston all took the hill as well, with Winston earning his second save of the season.
The ‘Noles swept the two-game series with USF, and return home to open up ACC play against Maryland on Friday at 6 pm.