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FSU baseball fans excited as Noles averted MCWS elimination with a win over Virginia

FSU baseball avoided elimination in the Men’s College World Series with a big 7-3 victory over the Virginia Cavaliers. FSU starting pitcher Carson Dorsey provided an excellent quality start, throwing seven innings, scattering nine hits, three earned runs, two walks and seven strikeouts. Brenner Oxford redeemed himself by pitching the final two frames, allowing one hit, one walk and a strikeout. Jaime Ferrer continues to swing a hot bat, hitting two home runs in the game to go 2-4 with four RBI. The Noles got on the board first with a bases-loaded walk for James Tibbs in the bottom of the third inning. Ferrer hit his first home run in the bottom of the fourth, a solo shot. However, it was in the bottom of the fifth that FSU burst the game wide open, all with two outs. Cam Smith doubled and James Tibbs was walked intentionally, paving the way for Ferrer’s second home run, a three-run shot to put the Noles up 6–0.

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FSU added another run in the bottom of the sixth on a solo home run by Alex Lodise, creating a 7-0 lead. Virginia finally crossed the plate in the bottom of the seventh inning with four singles. However, Dorsey eventually struck out to get out of the jam. The quality start was Dorsey’s third consecutive postseason game and exactly what the Noles needed after Friday night’s big lead. The Noles will face the loser of the North Carolina-Tennessee game on Tuesday at 2 p.m. It will be interesting to see what FSU will do pitching-wise. I would expect Conner Whittaker to start as long as he didn’t have any setbacks after pitching in relief on Friday night. The FSU offense has scored more than seven points in six of its seven postseason games. They need that to continue next week.

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