The Florida Gators Beat the Florida State Seminoles 1-0
A Sold out crowd at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville cheered as the No 2 Florida Gators took on the No 5Florida State Seminoles Tuesday night and if you like pitching gems, this was the game to watch.
Neither team mustered much on offense in a quick game. Andrew Karp was phenomenal for the Seminoles (20-6) in the outing. The redshirt junior tossed eight innings, giving up four hits and just one run, while striking out seven on 98 pitches. Jack Leftwich (3-1), the rookie righty, was the story for most of the game, allowing only 1 hit and 1 walk with 5 strikeouts over 5 scoreless innings, and fellow freshman Jordan Butler followed with 2 scoreless frames, allowing only a walk.
UF scored the only run of the night in the fourth inning off Karp. Wil Dalton laced a double to left field with one out and would score on an RBI single from Austin Langworthy that got through the infield and into right field. Reese Albert’s throw to plate was just off the mark, allowing Langworthy to beat the tag of Cal Raleigh.
The Seminoles showed fight in their last chance of the game as Mike Salvatore singled up the middle to start the ninth inning and advanced to third on a single to right-center from Jackson Lueck with one out.
However, with runners on the corners, Byrne was able to strikeout Rhett Aplin looking and induce a groundout to first from Raleigh, ending the game.