FSU baseball came close to a win against No. 1 Tennessee in MCWS game one, leading 11-8 in the ninth before a series of events led to a 12-11 loss.

By the numbers

  • FSU initially had an 11-8 lead in the bottom of the ninth inning.
  • The game ended with Tennessee winning 12-11 after a controversial call in the final moments.
  • Tennessee took advantage of mistakes and scored two crucial runs in the second inning due to mistakes by FSU players.

Yes but

FSU had several chances to secure the win and avoid the situation, which showed a lack of execution at critical moments despite the questionable call.

Situation

  • FSU will face Virginia in the losers’ bracket following their loss to Tennessee on Sunday at 2 p.m.
  • The team’s bullpen problems and the need for clean baseball to minimize mistakes were highlighted in the game.

What’s next

FSU is looking to advance through the loser bracket by beating Virginia after previously beating them in the ACC Tournament.

In short

FSU’s close win was marred by mistakes and missed opportunities despite a controversial call, highlighting the importance of performing well under pressure in crucial games like the MCWS.