FINAL: FSU outlasts UCLA, 5-3 (Live Blog Archive)
AUBURN, Ala. (WCTV) - Greetings from the Plains! Your friendly neighborhood Sports Director Ryan Kelly here on-site at Plainsman Park as FSU gets set to take on UCLA in the opening game of the Auburn Regional. I’ll recap all the big moments below so be sure to follow along if you need updates.
FINAL: Florida State 5, UCLA 3
BOT 9TH - No runs, no hits, one error, one LOB
- 6-4 FC and FSU is onto the winners bracket.
-Hare takes the first two Bruins in order. E5 on the potential game winner keeps this one going. Tying run at the plate
TOP 9TH - One run, two hits, no errors, one LOB, 5-3 FSU
-Carrion hits it to third and Martin is tagged out.
-Tyler Martin with a single and a stolen base. He’s in scoring position for Carrion with two outs.
-Logan Lacey just misses a homer to right, but Alex Toral doesn’t. The big fella clobbers one onto the roof in right and the ‘Noles get a huge insurance policy.
BOT 8TH - One run, one hit, no errors, none LOB, 4-3 FSU
-Weak liner to short retires the side. FSU holds onto a one run lead heading to the ninth.
-WP brings across a runner. Tying run now 90 feet away.
-Hare gets a K. Eight hole hitter Yates stepping in with two outs.
-Davis Hare coming on now to pitch.
-Sac bunt moves RISP, one out.
-Single, two on, no outs
-Scolaro immediately plunks a batter. UCLA has the tying run at the plate.
-Defensive changes for FSU as Jonah Scolaro takes over on the mound and Treyton Rank comes in to play second.
TOP 8TH - No runs, one hit, no errors, one LOB, 4-2 FSU
-Albert K’s and FSU squanders the lead runner.
-Roberts flies out to left on a ball into absolute no man’s land.
-One batter is all Saum will face. UCLA will play matchup as RHP Kelly Austin comes in to face Roberts.
-Shallow sac fly for Tibbs and Ferrer takes off for third. Would have been toast but Kyle Karros can’t corral the throw. Big gamble pays off.
-Ferrer drills a lead off double down LF line and Luke Jewett (who I’m just realizing I never told you entered the game to start last inning) is done. LHP Jake Saum is the new Bruin arm.
BOT 7TH - Nothing across, 4-2 FSU
-Crowell bounces back with a 1-2-3 frame of his own.
TOP 7TH - Nothing across, 4-2 FSU
- 1-2-3 go the ‘Noles with a strange 5-6-3 to retire the side after Jordan Carrion rifles one off the third baseman’s glove just for it to be played at short.
BOT 6TH - No runs, no hits, no errors, three LOB, 4-2 FSU
-Crowell gets the nine hole to hit into a 4-6 FC. Side retired with no damage done.
-Crowell has walked the bases loaded, two out. Meat is heading to the mound for a visit.
-Crowell issues a lead-off walk
-Wyatt Crowell on the bump to start the frame
TOP 6TH - One run, one hit, no errors, one LOB, 4-2 FSU
-Toral just misses one to CF and the side is retired.
-Logan Lacey puts one to third and Roberts is out at home on a FC.
-FSU responds immediately as James Tibbs walks, Brett Roberts doubles and Reece Albert grounds out to score Tibbs. 4-2 Seminoles
BOT 5TH - Two runs, three hits, two errors, two LOB, 3-2 FSU
-Lazy F7 retires the side.
-Jake Palmer delivers for UCLA with an RBI single. 3-2 FSU. Still two on and two gone.
-Things are getting dicey. Single and a walk have two on, two gone for the Bruins.
-UCLA responds with a two out solo shot off the bat of Carson Yates. FSU’s lead cut to 3-1.
O’Canada - Two runs, two hits, no erorrs, none LOB, 3-0 FSU
-Ferrer flies out to right. Carrion tags up and is called out at home after a dynamite throw. Mike Martin Jr. asks for a review. Close play but looks like he’s out. Call stands and the side is retired.
-Tyler Martin walks and Jordan Carrion delivers a two RBI triple to right. 3-0 ‘Noles
-The Seminoles have something cooking here in the fifth. Colton Vincent aboard with a one out single and now in scoring position after a wild pitch.
BOT 4TH - no hits, one error, no runs, one LOB, 1-0 FSU
-FSU works around an E4 and a walk
TOP 4TH - Nothing across, 1-0 FSU
-Rajcic has now retired 10 straight for UCLA.
BOT 3RD - Nothing across, 1-0 FSU
-Colton Vincent makes a great play in foul territory to retire the side but not much else excitement in the frame as Messick has now retired nine straight Bruins.
TOP 3RD - Nothing across, 1-0 FSU
-Carrion, Ferrer and Tibbs all make contact and all find gloves as the ‘Noles go down in order again.
-Meanwhile the Animals have made their presence known on the plains. Loud and large contingent of Garnet and Gold for a Friday nooner on the road.
BOT 2ND - Nothing across, 1-0 FSU
-Messick works a perfect frame, 3 strikeouts so far for the southpaw.
TOP 2ND - Nothing across, 1-0 FSU
-Florida State goes down in order
BOT 1ST - No runs, one hit, no errors, one LOB, 1-0 FSU
-Parker Messick works around a lead-off single with a F9 and two K’s. ‘Noles lead after one.
TOP 1ST - One run, two hits, one error, one LOB, 1-0 FSU
- E4 and a HBP load the bases for Logan Lacey but he hits a soft grounder to retire the side.
-FSU on the board with a two out double from Jamie Ferrer and an RBI single from James Tibbs to bring him home. 1-0 Seminoles
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