TALLAHASSEE, Florida – No. 21 Florida State (11-4, 2-1 ACC) dropped its first ACC contest of the season Sunday, falling to Pitt (8-8, 1-2) 8-6 in seven innings at Dick Howser Stadium. The game was delayed at 3:30 p.m. before eventually being canceled after two-and-a-half hours due to rain and lightning.
FSU raced out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning thanks to back-to-back home runs from James Tibbs III and Jaime Ferrer. Tibbs now leads FSU with five home runs, with Ferrer just behind at four homers. Ferrer was 4-for-4 in the contest with a single and two doubles.
After the Panthers tied the game in the second, Nander De Sedas hit a two-run home run to cap a three-run bottom of the second and extend the FSU lead. The game was tied at 5-5 and 6-6 before a two-run home run from Kyle Hess in the bottom of the sixth inning provided the final score.
The game was delayed in the middle of the eighth inning, with FSU batting and trailing by two runs. After a lengthy delay, the game was eventually called in favor of Pitt.
B1 | Pitt 0, FSU 1 Tibbs III home run
B1 | Pitt 0, FSU 2 Ferrer home run
T2 | Pitt 1, FSU 2 Acal sacrifice fly, Martinez scored
T2 | Pitt 2, FSU 2 Tavarez reached on fielder’s choice, Anderson scored
B2 | Pitt 2, FSU 3 Vincent sacrifice fly, Barrett scored
B2 | Pitt 2, FSU 5 De Sedas home run, Bush scored
T3 | Pitt 4, FSU 5 Funk home run, Hess scored
T5 | Pitt 5, FSU 5 Martinez doubled, Funk scored
B5 | Pitt 5, FSU 6 Ferrer doubled, Tibbs scored
T6 | Pitt 6, FSU 6 Long singled, Acal scored
T6 | Pitt 8, FSU 6 Hess home run, Long scored
Florida State heads to Orlando for a two-game series at UCF on Tuesday and Wednesday. Both games will stream on ESPN+.
- James Tibbs III and Jaime Ferrer hit back-to-back home runs in the first inning, the first back-to-back homers for FSU this season. Tibbs leads FSU with five home runs this season and has reached safely in 57 of his 60 career starts; Ferrer is second with four blasts.
- Ferrer was 4-for-4 with a single, two doubles and a home run. His four hits tied a career high.
- Nander De Sedas hit a two-run home run, his third of the year and 16th of his career. FSU’s three home runs tied a season high.
- Starting pitcher Carson Montgomery struck out a season-high eight batters over 5.0 innings.
- Jordan Carrion doubled for the second straight game and leads FSU with eight on the season.
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