The Daily Sauce — May 20, 2022: FSU Baseball Falls to North Carolina on Walk-Off Blast
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The Daily Sauce — May 20, 2022: FSU Baseball Falls to North Carolina on Walk-Off Blast

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Lead Story

For the second time in as many games, Florida State baseball lost a road contest by a 7-5 score on a walk-off home run. Alberto Osuna’s 3-run shot with two outs in the bottom of the ninth lifted North Carolina to a thrilling victory on Thursday night in Chapel Hill.

FSU had rallied from four runs down to take the lead and was one strike from victory. Lefty Wyatt Crowell, who shined in Saturday night’s win over Miami, left a 2-2 breaking ball hanging over the middle of the plate and Osuna belted it over the left-field wall.

Osuna hit a 3-run homer in the first to give the Tar Heels an early 4-0 lead, but FSU chipped away. After singling home the first run in the fourth, James Tibbs gave FSU its first lead, 5-4, with a 2-run home run to the opposite field in the top of the eighth.

In between Tibbs’ single and blast for FSU were a pair of solo home runs. Logan Lacey homered in the fourth before Jaime Ferrer left the yard in the sixth. Throughout the evening, the Seminoles hit into four double plays.

Ferrer finished with three hits and three runs scored for FSU in the loss. Tibbs, Lacey and Jordan Carrion each had a pair of hits in the loss. In addition to Osuna’s 2-homer, 6-RBI night, Danny Serretti went 3-for-5 with two runs and an RBI for the Tar Heels in the win.

With the loss, FSU falls to 32-20. The Seminoles can clinch a winning ACC record with a victory in one of its final two games at North Carolina.

Between the Lines for May 19, 2022

Baseball: (12) FSU 5, North Carolina 7

On the Agenda for May 20, 2022

Women’s golf at NCAA Championships.

Baseball at North Carolina, 6 p.m. ET (ACC Network Extra)

Softball vs. Howard, 8:30 p.m. ET (NCAA Tournament, ESPN+)

Rolling News and Notes

FSU softball’s Kathryn Sandercock, Mack Leonard, Sydney Sherrill and Kalei Harding were named first-team All-Region. Kaley Mudge was named to the second team. Catcher Michaela Edenfield placed on the third team.

The NCAA will reportedly do away with annual football scholarship limits as long as schools stay under the total limit of 85 scholarship players.

Athlon Sports staff weighed in one whether FSU football would make a bowl game in 2022.

The ACC announced tournament and championship sites for the 2022-23 athletic year. A baseball tournament site has not yet been named.

Mike Ferguson is the lead writer for Double Fries No Slaw. Be sure to follow Mike on Twitter at @MikeWFerguson. Follow all of Mike’s work by liking his Facebook page.

Mike Ferguson

Mike Ferguson is the lead writer for Double Fries No Slaw and has more than 10 years of experience in online and print journalism. Mike graduated from Florida State University in 2009 and has had his work featured at numerous prominent publications such as Fox Sports, the Associated Press, Athlon Sports, Yahoo Sports and Sports Illustrated among others. Prior to joining Double Fries No Slaw, Mike was the founder and editor of The Daily Nole. He also serves as the managing editor for Fifth Quarter and is a contributor for Athlon Sports, Fish Stripes and Orlando Pinstriped Post. Mike and his wife Jennifer reside in Haines City, Fla. and have two daughters.