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The season series with bitter rival Miami belongs to Florida State baseball. The 13th-ranked Seminoles used a stellar relief effort from Ross Dunn to top No. 6 Miami in the rubber game of a 3-game set at Dick Howser Stadium on Sunday, 6-4.
For the second day in a row, FSU got a stellar effort from a lefty out of the bullpen. On Saturday night, it was Wyatt Crowell. On Sunday, it was Dunn.
A solo home run from Miami’s Jacob Burke accounted for all the damage that the Hurricanes could do in five innings against Dunn. Dunn allowed just three hits and a walk while striking out six.
FSU went ahead for good with three runs in the fourth inning. Colton Vincent’s RBI single tied the game before a fielder’s choice by Jordan Carrion gave FSU the lead. The Seminoles added a run on an RBI single from Jaime Ferrer.
It was Ferrer who got the scoring started for FSU with a 2-run home run in the first. Miami answered with a run in the second before taking the lead with two in the third. Following FSU’s 3-run fourth, neither team scored again until Logan Lacey tripled home a run in the seventh. Burke’s homer came in the following half inning.
Burke had three of the eight hits and scored two of the four runs for Miami. In addition to Ferrer, Carrion recorded two hits for the Seminoles.
With the win, FSU is a season-high 14 games over .500 at 32-18 and 15-12 in ACC play. It will visit rival Florida on Tuesday.
Between the Lines for May 15, 2022
Baseball: (6) Miami 4, (13) FSU 6
On the Agenda for May 16, 2022
Men’s golf at NCAA Regionals, 8 a.m. ET
Rollins News and Notes
FSU softball will be the No. 2 national seed in the NCAA Tournament. Joining FSU in the Tallahassee Regional from Friday through Sunday will be Mississippi State, South Florida and Howard.
Polls for various sports will be released on Monday.