By: Fletcher Keel | WCTV Eyewitness Sports
June 1, 2019
ATHENS, Ga. (WCTV) -- The Florida State Seminoles and Georgia Bulldogs are each hoping to punch their ticket to Sunday night's game and stay in the winner's bracket in the Athens Regional.
Both teams saw offensive explosions in game one, scoring 13 runs each against FAU and Mercer, respectively.
Saturday, however, should be a very different story, with both starters coming in with a sub-3.80 ERA.
FINAL: FSU 12 - GEORGIA 3
What a performance from Florida State, who is now one win away from the Super Regionals.
Thanks for hanging with me tonight. For our full recap, click here.
Top of the 8th, 12-3 FSU
An RBI groundout puts UGA back on the board, but they'll need a lot more.
Bottom of the 7th, 12-2 FSU
UGA has their fourth pitcher of the game in and the Noles are seeing him just as well as they saw anyone else as Mike Salvatore launched a long, loud two-run home run over the left field wall to make it 12-2.
Bottom of the 5th, 10-2 FSU
FSU isn't done in the fifth, as Carter Smith launches a three-run jack to chase Webb after just 28 pitches.
It's 10-2 FSU and this thing got ugly quickly.
Bottom of the 5th, 7-2 FSU
The Noles chased Dawgs' starter Emerson Hancock after four and are having no issues hitting against Ryan Webb.
Webb issued two leadoff singles and a one-out walk to set the table for Nander De Sedas, who stroked a hit through the left side to score two and make it 7-2.
Bottom of the 4th, 5-2 FSU
The Noles have taken a lead here in the fourth on a bloop single by Nander De Sedas to score JC Flowers, who doubled and advanced to third on a wild pitch.
The single fell in between three UGA players, one of which - first baseman Patrick Sullivan - would have been able to make a nice play on if not for him slipping and falling in the outfield grass.
That was followed up by a Carter Smith double down the first base line to put runners at second and third before Tim Becker singled in two runs home.
It's 5-2, Noles.
End of the 3rd, 2-2
It was a great ending to the inning for UGA, and the crowd is back into it, but the Noles tied the game as we head to the fourth.
Robby Martin hit a long sac fly to center field, which plated Salvatore to tie the game, but Reese Albert didn't tag up and had to hustle back, ultimately being the final out at first.
The crowd went wild. The Dawgs dugout exploded. And for a tie game, it feels like all the momentum in the world is on UGA's side.
Bottom of the 3rd, 2-0 UGA
That's it. That's all I have to say. His third home run of the season/regional play/his career puts the Noles on the board.
Middle of the 3rd, 2-0 UGA
The Dawgs get another one against Van Eyk after a throwing error from Nander De Sedas on what would have been a 643 double play. The run didn't score because of the error, but it did put Aaron Schunk at second base.
Tucker Maxwell led off the third with his second extra base hit of the game, this time a double off the center field wall, to get in scoring position.
Middle of the 2nd, 1-0 UGA
CJ Van Eyk settled down tremendously in the second inning, retiring the bottom three hitters in the UGA lineup in order.
Top of the 1st inning, 1-0 UGA
That didn't take long; CJ Van Eyk allows a leadoff home run to Tucker Maxwell on the second pitch of the game and FSU is already down by 1.
One of the huge keys for FSU on Friday was the shutdown first inning from Parrish to set the tone.
Here we are, gang, in a game that should be really, really good and fun.
Lineups are in and are as such:
Tim Becker, after his career day on Friday, is back in the lineup.
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First pitch at 7:06 p.m. Follow the action at https://t.co/CL8W8AZ9V3.
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