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No. 10 Florida State baseball drops 7-4 ballgame to Samford

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Posted at 5:44 PM, Feb 27, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-27 17:44:31-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Seminoles.com) — In extra innings, No. 10 Florida State (5-2) dropped the final game of the series with Samford (5-2) 7-4 on Sunday at Dick Howser Stadium. FSU won the series 2-1 overall with 18 runs scored and 42 strikeouts combined.

Ross Dunn started for the Seminoles and pitched a career-high four innings with eight strikeouts. Sophomores Jackson Nezuh and Andrew Armstrong combined for three shutout innings before the Bulldogs scored two runs in the eighth and three more in the 10th inning.

Freshmen Jaime Ferrer and James Tibbs both went yard for the Seminoles. Ferrer’s first career home run scored Tibbs and gave FSU a 3-2 lead in the sixth inning. Tibbs’ solo shot in the bottom of the eighth tied the game at 4-4. Both players, along with Reese Albert, have a hit in all seven games this season.

Samford led off the 10th inning with three straight hits, including an RBI single by Stephen Klein off Jonah Scolaro (0-1). Colton Ledbetter added his second home run of the game to provide the final margin.

Tibbs and Jordan Carrion led FSU with two hits. Tibbs also scored a career-high three runs.

SCORING SUMMARY:

B2 | FSU 1, Samford 0 Carrion singled to shortstop, scoring Tibbs
T4 | FSU 1, Samford 2 Dreier homered, scoring Ledbetter
B6 | FSU 3, Samford 2 Ferrer homered, scoring Tibbs
T8 | FSU 3, Samford 3 Garner grounded into double play, scoring David
T8 | FSU 3, Samford 4 Ledbetter homered to right center
B8 | FSU 4, Samford 4 Tibbs homered to right center
T10 | FSU 4, Samford 5 Klein singled through the left side, scoring Staton
T10 | FSU 4, Samford 7 Ledbetter homered down the right field line, scoring David

UP NEXT:

Florida State will travel to face Mercer on Tuesday, March 1 at 6 p.m. RHP Carson Montgomery will pitch for the Seminoles in his second start of the season.

OF NOTE:

  • Reese Albert, James Tibbs and Jaime Ferrer each have seven-game hitting streaks.
  • Jaime Ferrer hit the first home run of his career.
  • James Tibbs scored three runs, a career high.
  • Starting pitcher Ross Dunn threw a career high 4.0 innings.
  • Colton Vincent threw out two runners stealing and had three on the weekend against the Bulldogs.
  • FSU turned three double plays Sunday, their first of the season.