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FSU Blanks Mount St. Mary’s in First Game of Doubleheader

Phil Kelly/FSU athletics

Two games into a 4-game series and Florida State has at the very least a split with Mount St. Mary’s. After an easy win on Friday, the Seminoles blanked the Mountaineers in the first game of a doubleheader on Saturday, 10-0.

The contest, which served as Military Appreciation Day, was shortened to seven innings. The Seminoles (35-16) look to clinch the series with a win in the second 7-inning game of a doubleheader.

The Good: For a third straight game, Florida State hit double digits in the run department. FSU also got a 7-inning complete game from starting pitcher Andrew Karp who had struggled in his previous two starts. FSU got to play 15 different position players.

The Bad: Finding the strike zone wasn’t a strength for the Mountaineer pitching staff, which walked nine FSU batters and hit another in seven innings of work. That’s more free passes than FSU had hits.

The Ugly: As a team, Mount St. Mary’s hit just .087. The Mountaineers had just three baserunners for the entire game while striking out 10 times.

Studs of the Game: FSU starting pitcher Andrew Karp allowed just two hits and a walk in seven innings of work while striking out 10. Jackson Lueck and Cal Raleigh each homered and drove in two runs. Reese Albert was 2-for-3 with three RBIs and a run scored. Andrew Revels doubled in his only at-bat for Mount St. Mary’s.

Duds of the Game: This distinction could go to most of the lineup for the Mountaineers. On the mound, starting pitcher Brendan Kennedy yielded nine runs and eight earned in 3 2/3 innings. Alex Kriss and Jared Urban each struck out in their only two at-bats for Mount St. Mary’s.

Mike Ferguson is the editor of The Daily Nole. Follow Mike on Twitter @MikeWFerguson

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