FINAL: Florida State falls to Auburn, 21-7 (LIVE BLOG ARCHIVE)
AUBURN, Ala. (WCTV) - Well hello again folks! Sports Director Ryan Kelly here at Plainsman Park getting set for our Winner’s Bracket contest between Auburn and Florida State. FSU is the home team tonight per NCAA rules so stick with us as we give you inning-by-inning updates.
-Hey everyone, with the game in hand and having to prepare for sports in 20 minutes we’re gonna have to call it here. Thanks for following along despite the result. FSU will play in the losers bracket if this score holds tomorrow at 2 PM
BOT 8TH - three runs, two hits, no errors, three LOB
-Rank RBI single. 16-7.
-Perry with a RBI single, bases loaded. 16-6.
-Sebastian Jimenez just obliterated a ball into the Alabama night. Holy cow.
TOP 8TH - 16-4 AU
-Auburn plates another. At this point yours truly just needs this game to end so we can be allowed to show footage on the 11 newscast.
BOT 7TH - Three runs, two hits, no errors, none LOB, 15-4 AU
-FSU back on the board courtesy a three run blast from a pinch hitting Treyton Rank.
TOP 7TH - Four runs, two hits, one error, three LOB, 15-1
-Back to back HBP bring two more home.
-RBI grounder, 13-1
-Tigers plate another on a bases loaded walk. 12-1
BOT 6TH - Nothing across, 11-1 AU
TOP 6TH - No runs, no hits, no errors, one LOB, 11-1 AU
O’Canada - No runs, one hit, no errors, one LOB, 11-1 AU
TOP 5TH - One run, one hit, no errors, one LOB, 11-1 AU
BOT 4TH - Nothing Across, 10-1 AU
TOP 4TH - Seven runs, five hits, two errors, two LOB, 10-1 Auburn
-Auburn plates one more before the inning ends. 10-0
-RBI single plates two more. 9-1.
-RBI double, followed by an E9 plate two more for Auburn and this is getting out of control. 7-1.
-E6, 5-1 Auburn.
-FSU intentionally walks DiChiara. Bases loaded, no outs.
-Meat makes a change. Ross Dunn in to pitch.
-Auburn gets its run back. Foster with an RBI double and it’s 4-1.
-Yet another quick start for the AU offense. A single and a walk have two on, none gone.
BOT 3RD - One run, one hit, no errors, one LOB, 3-1 AU
-Noles get two on with back-to-back walks but Jordan Carrion hits one right to short to line out. Runner was far enough off the bag to get doubled up and the side is retired.
-Toral is picked off the basepaths. Way too far off second. Score it a 2-6-5.
-Here come the ‘Noles. Leadoff walk from Logan Lacey and a double from Alex Toral cut the deficit to 3-1.
TOP 3RD - Two runs, three hits, one error, one LOB, 3-0 AU
-Whittaker gets a K and the side is retired.
-FSU catches another break potentially as a sure RBI double off the wall is being ruled an out at the plate. Umpire ruled that Brody Moore never touched home plate but it’s under review. Call stands, two outs.
-Roberts takes a playable ball off the chest. Ruled a hit but not the best of frames for him. Meat pays a visit to the mound and he’ll make the change. Connor Whittaker will be the new Seminole hurler.
-Brooks Carlton parks one over the monster in left. Errors kill. 3-0 Auburn.
-Tigers get a leadoff man in Sonny Dichiara after Roberts has a fly pop out of his glove. E4.
BOT 2ND - Nothing across, 1-0 AU
-James Tibbs and Brett Roberts put the ball in play but find gloves. Reece Albert is called out looking in a call much to the dismay of Meat. He lets the umpire hear about it but the ‘Noles go quietly in the second.
TOP 2ND - One run, one hit, no errors, two LOB, 1-0 AU
-Foster flies out to Colton Vincent behind the plate. FSU escapes with minimal damage.
-Another walk puts runners on the corners with two outs and the dangerous Cole Foster up to the plate.
-F8 sac fly to deep right center brings in a run. 1-0 Auburn.
-Ferrer plays a fly to shallow right. Runners hold and FSU gets an out.
-Auburn wasting no time getting back to work. A leadoff walk and a double off the wall in left have two RISP. Jimmy Belanger out to have a chat with Bryce Hubbard.
BOT 1ST - No runs, one hit, no errors, none LOB, 0-0
-Tyler Martin gets a leadoff single but that’s it as two shallow flys and a 2-6 caught stealing retire the side.
TOP 1ST - No runs, one hit, no errors, two LOB, 0-0
-Pierce goes down swinging but Hubbard hits the next batter. Mike Martin Jr. has asked for review but if it stands the bases are juiced for the Tigers. The ball clearly hit the batter but Meat is contesting he leaned in. Call overturned and the side is retired as it’s called strike three.
-Auburn is cooking early. A one out walk and a single have two on for the clean up man Bobby Peirce.
As a courtesy, the game is starting on ESPNNews, it’ll move to ESPN2 when Michigan and Louisville wrap up.
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