For the first time this year the Florida State Seminole baseball team found themselves on the short end of a series.
Friday night the Tribe lost a 3-2 game at Virginia Tech and then split a double-header Saturday, winning 11-10 before losing 8-1.
In the victory, Bryant Holtmann got the win in relief and Giovanny Alfonzo collected three hits.
FSU had defeated Florida 2-1 earlier in the week in Jacksonville to assure winning the season series between the two rivals.
Alfonzo drove in the winning run with an eighth inning infield single.
Gage Smith got the win in relief and Robby Cole picked up a save.
The Seminoles (24-4) will try to sweep the Gator series when they host Florida this coming Tuesday. That game will come after a three-game series at Miami Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
While FSU lost their first series this year Florida won one for a rare time.
The Gators lost to Ole Miss in Gainesville 4-3 Friday before coming back to shutout the Rebels 7-0 Saturday and 4-0 Sunday.
Jonathon Crawford spun Saturday’s shutout and Vickash Ramjit poked three hits for Florida. Sunday, Danny Young and Johnny Magliozzi combined for the shutout and Ramjit had a home run.
The 13-16 Gators hosted Central Florida Tuesday and play at Mississippi State this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday before their trip to Tallahassee Tuesday.
In FAMU baseball play the Rattlers lost to Stetson in Deland 9-4 last Tuesday. They then lost two of three to North Carolina Central over the weekend.
They lost the first game of a twin-bill Saturday 12-3 before coming back to win 3-2 when Heath Blackburn pitched a complete-game victory.
The Rattlers then lost Sunday’s rubber game 12-7. Gadsden County’s Kendal Weeks had two hits for FAMU in the loss.
Tuesday and Wednesday FAMU played at Florida International. They host rival Bethune-Cookman in a Saturday double-header and will also host the Wildcats in a single game Sunday. Wednesday they play at North Florida in Jacksonville.