Noles Storm Through UVA, Stay Alive in MCWS

OMAHA, NE- In a thrilling display of dominance, the Florida State Seminoles solidified their safekeeping in the tournament with a commanding 7-3 victory over the Virginia Cavaliers in Omaha, NE. The game was marked by an impressive offensive showcase, highlighted by three home runs, including two massive shots from Jaime Ferrer that set the tone for the Seminoles. Adding to their prowess at the plate, starting pitcher Carson Dorsey delivered a masterful performance, utilizing his diverse pitch repertoire to pitch seven strong innings and stymie the UVA offense.

Carson Dorsey's seven strikeouts over seven innings, allowing only three earned runs, laid the foundation for Florida State's success. The Seminoles' offensive onslaught began with a run-scoring walk in the third inning, followed by Jaime Ferrer's towering home run in the fourth. Cam Smith ignited the offense in the fifth with a well-placed hit to shallow right field, and a combination of walks and an RBI single set the stage for Jaime Ferrer's explosive three-run blast in the same inning.

....being to come out clutch for my team is awesome. We still get to dance and we still get to play on Tuesday and compete for a national championship, which at the end of the day is everyone's goal here. And all eight of these teams are championship-caliber teams. For us to come out here with a win means the entire world to us. - Jaime Ferrer

Alex Lodise continued the momentum in the sixth inning with a deep shot to left-center field, further solidifying Florida State's commanding performance.

This victory not only preserved Florida State's tournament aspirations but also underscored their resilience and depth as they march forward in pursuit of their first Men’s College World Series Championship, despite having made the tournament 24 times trailing only Miami (25) and Texas (38) in most MCWS tournament appearances.

Coincidentally, the Cavaliers couldn’t get anything going early offensively against Florida State’s Carson Dorsey. With adjustments late in the game, they were able to chip away a few runs in the seventh and eighth innings, but it wasn’t enough.

The No. 8 National Seed Seminoles and Coach Link Jarrett, a two-time National Coach of the Year at Notre Dame and 1994 Florida State graduate, will advance to play the loser of Sunday’s North Carolina (No. 4 National Seed) vs. Tennessee (No. 1 National Seed) match.

In a resounding display of skill and determination, the Florida State Seminoles have cemented their place in the tournament with a convincing 7-3 victory over the Virginia Cavaliers. Anchored by stellar pitching from Carson Dorsey and a potent offensive performance, highlighted by Jaime Ferrer's heroic home runs, the Seminoles have not only kept their tournament dreams alive but have showcased their championship caliber. As they move forward, led by Coach Link Jarrett, a decorated leader in collegiate baseball, Florida State aims to capitalize on their momentum and claim their first Men’s College World Series Championship. Their next challenge awaits against the loser of the North Carolina versus Tennessee matchup, promising more thrilling baseball ahead.

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June 18

  • Game 9: TBD vs. TBD, 2 p.m. | ESPN
  • Game 10: TBD vs. TBD, 7 p.m. | ESPN

June 19

  • Game 11: TBD vs. TBD, 2 p.m. | ESPN
  • Game 12: TBD vs. TBD, 7 p.m. | ESPN

June 20

  • Game 13 (if necessary): TBD vs. TBD, 2 p.m. | TBD
  • Game 14 (if necessary): TBD vs. TBD, 7 p.m. | TBD

June 22

  • MCWS Final Game 1: TBD vs. TBD, 7:30 p.m. | ESPN

June 23

  • MCWS Final Game 2: TBD vs. TBD, 2 p.m. | ABC

June 24

  • MCWS Final Game 3 (if necessary): TBD vs. TBD, 7 p.m. | ESPN

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