Back in Mid-May, the FSU baseball team found themselves in a precarious situation. Coming off a home series loss to Wake Forest, the Noles were 12-14 in the ACC and in danger of missing the post season. They were then dealt the task of traveling to Louisville who hadn’t lost an ACC series since 2015.
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With their backs against the wall, FSU baseball started to come together. The Noles took the first game from Louisville by chasing Brendan McKay, the 4th overall pick in the draft, in the 5th inning after giving up seven runs. The Noles would slug their way to a 12-9 victory and some much needed confidence.
The next day FSU baseball had their ace, Tyler Holton, on the mound and the sophomore lefty did not disappoint. Holton dominated Louisville to the tune of 8 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 11 K’s. The Noles used a five run 9th inning to beat Louisville by a score of 8-2.
The final game of the series was cancelled due to weather. The two-game sweep guaranteed post season baseball and was the catalyst for a run that saw FSU finish as one of the last six teams standing in all of college baseball.