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After winning a pitchers’ duel on Friday night, the Florida State baseball bats woke up on Saturday. The 12th-ranked Seminoles clinched the first series of the season at Dick Howser Stadium with a 13-2 win over James Madison.
FSU starting pitcher Bryce Hubbart shined in the victory, allowing just two hits in five shutouts innings. He struck out 13 of the 15 batters he retired.
When Hubbart walked off the field at the halfway mark, FSU led 2-0. The Seminoles scored five runs in each of the next two innings to turn the contest into a rout.
Alex Toral’s grand slam highlighted the fifth. Reese Albert and James Tibbs each plated runs with RBI doubles in the sixth. Carson Bell’s 2-run home run in the seventh accounted for all of the James Madison offense.
Albert and Logan Lacey combined for five hits while each scored two runs and plated two more. Toral finished with five RBIs in the victory. Jackson Greene was 2-for-3 with three runs scored for the Seminoles.
FSU is off to a 2-0 start on the young season. The Seminoles go for the 3-game sweep on Sunday.
Between the Lines for Feb. 19, 2022
Swimming and diving: ACC Championships
Softball: (19) Michigan 1, (5) FSU 2 (ESPN Elite Invitational)
Baseball: James Madison 2, (12) FSU 13
Men’s tennis: (18) Mississippi State 2, FSU 5
Men’s basketball: FSU 70, (9) Duke 88
On the Agenda for Feb. 20, 2022
Men’s golf at Watersound Invitational
Women’s golf at Moon Invitational
Women’s basketball vs. No. 24 North Carolina, 12 p.m. ET (Regional Sports Networks)
Softball vs. No. 24 UCF, 12:30 p.m. ET (ESPN Elite Invitational, ESPN+)
Baseball vs. James Madison, 1 p.m. ET (ACC Network Extra)
Softball vs. No. 3 UCLA, 7 p.m. (ESPN Elite Invitational, ESPN)
Rolling News and Notes
Former FSU hoops guard and current Toronto Raptors’ rookie Scottie Barnes participated in the Rising Stars event and Skills Challenge at NBA All-Star Weekend.
FSU hoops guard RayQuan Evans missed Saturday’s contest at Duke with a knee issue.
At the ACC Swimming and Diving Championships, the FSU men finished sixth. The FSU women finished eighth.
FSU hoops’ guard Jalen Warley set career-highs with 15 points, seven rebounds and six assists in Saturday’s 88-70 loss at Duke.