Florida State Seminoles Drop College World Series Opener To LSU 5-4, Face Cal State Fullerton Monday

By  //  June 18, 2017

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Next Match: Cal State Fullerton at 2 p.m. ET In Elimination game

ABOVE VIDEO: A pair of unearned runs in the eighth inning led LSU (49-17) over Florida State (45-22) in Saturday’s College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park in front of 25,305 fans.

OMAHA, NEBRASKA (Florida State Seminoles) – A pair of unearned runs in the eighth inning led LSU (49-17) over Florida State (45-22) in Saturday’s College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park in front of 25,305 fans. Each of FSU’s top seven hitters had at least one hit, led by Dylan Busby’s two hits and Taylor Walls’ three runs scored.

Tyler Holton (10-3) was the hard-luck loser for the Seminoles, allowing five runs (three earned) and striking out five in 7.1 innings pitched.

Jared Poche’ (11-3) earned the win in his first relief appearance of the season, allowing just two hits in 2.2 innings in relief of starter Alex Lange. Lange, a first round selection in the MLB Draft earlier this week, allowed four runs on seven hits in six innings, striking out eight and walking four.

Florida State struck first, scoring two in the top of the first inning on Busby’s 15th home run of the season. Busby’s home run was one of the longest in TD Ameritrade Park history, clearing the ‘408′ sign at the top of the centerfield wall. Busby’s 15 home runs are the most of his career, while his 38 career home runs are the most among active players in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

LSU cut the deficit in half in the bottom of the inning. After getting Robertson and Cole Freeman out to start the inning, Antoine Duplantis walked and scored from first when Greg Deichmann struck out and reached on a wild pitch.

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