OMAHA—Florida State has built a 5-2 lead against Florida through 4 1/2 innings, and its junior All-Americans have done the heavy lifting.
In Saturday's loss to Texas Christian, leadoff man Tyler Holt and No. 3 hitter Mike McGee combined to go 2-for-8 with no RBIs and one run scored. Today, Holt has sparked the Florida State offense, leading off the game with a big solo homer to center field, and getting on base with one out to start rallies in the third and fourth. He walked and scored in the third, then singled and scored in the fourth. McGee, meanwhile, has driven in four runs—three of them on a home run to left in the third, and another with a perfect squeeze bunt in the fourth, scoring Holt.
We've talked a lot in the podcast and elsewhere this season about how Holt, McGee and other Seminoles like Stephen Cardullo are simply winning ballplayers, and that explains so much of Florida State's success this year. You'd expect those types of players to show up on the big stage of the College World Series, and they have (albeit after a slow start on Saturday).
Comments will be monitored prior to being added to the site. Comments that include profanity or personal attacks or other inappropriate comments or material will be rejected. Additionally, entries that are unsigned or contain "signatures" by someone other than the actual author will be removed.
We have chosen to open up commenting to everyone, so comment away! We want to hear from each and every one of you! Leave a comment.
About This Blog
Syndicate This Blog
Search This Blog