The Miami Hurricanes dropped to 9-5 (5-4 ACC) on the season after a 13-1 Friday night loss that opened their series against the Florida State Seminoles. Miami starter Alejandro Rosario struggled in his second Friday night start, and FSU led 8-0 after the first two innings of the game.
Florida State started the game with a three-run first. A single started the game, before an RBI double from Logan Lacey scored the first run of the evening. Robby Martin reached on an error that scored Lacey before a Matheu Nelson double put runners on second and third for the Seminoles. The third run of the inning then scored on an RBI-groundout.
FSU added five runs in the second. A single and a sac bunt gave FSU a runner in scoring position with one out to start the inning. A walk put two runners on for the Seminoles before two wild pitches scored a run to make the score 4-0. A single, a double, a walk, and a two-RBI single from Parker Messick scored another three runs for FSU, before Alejandro Rosario was replaced by Jordan Dubberly. Dubberly allowed a sac fly but got out of the inning with FSU holding an 8-0 lead.
Rosario struggled in his second Friday night start. He couldn’t find a way to get ahead in counts and an aggressive FSU lineup took advantage. Rosario ended up working just 1.1 innings and allowed seven hits and eight runs, all of which were earned.
The sixth inning saw Florida State extend their lead. A walk and a single put two men on with one out for Robby Martin. Martin doubled to right-centerfield to score two and extend the lead to 10 runs for FSU. Another RBI single added another run before Nicholas Regalado could get out of the inning.
After Miami added a run on a wild pitch Florida State scored their final two runs of the game in the top of the eighth. A single and an error put two men on for FSU before yet another two-RBI single made the score 13-1.
Miami played their worst game of the season so far on Friday night. The Hurricanes made three errors, had just five hits, and gave up 13 runs, all of which were earned despite Miami’s errors. The Hurricanes also struck out 10 times while walking just twice and looked lost at the plate all evening.
Tomorrow, the Hurricanes will hope to recover and even up the series. Victor Mederos will start for Miami.
Winning Pitcher: Parker Messick (2-2, 6.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 10 K)
Losing Pitcher: Alejandro Rosario (2-1, 1.1 IP, 7 H, 8 R, 8 ER, 2 BB, 0 K)
Vs Florida State Game 2
Date & Time: Saturday, March 20, 7:00 p.m.
Hurricanes Starter: Victor Mederos (0-0, 4.79 ERA)
FSU Starter: Bryce Hubbart (2-2, 2.30 ERA)
Radio: WVUM 90.5 FM
Television: ACC Network