FSU 10, Savannah St. 0

FSU athletic director Randy Spetman ejects fans as Seminoles rout Savannah State in baseball regional


Special to The Miami Herald

Arguably the most exciting moment from Game 2 of the Tallahassee regional didn’t even take place on the field.

Florida State Athletic Director Randy Spetman took it on himself to eject some unruly Savannah State fans personally and was greeted by a deafening cheer from the packed house at Dick Howser stadium — as well as some instant Twitter fame.

It was all FSU on the field also, where the host Florida State Seminoles (seeded 7th nationally) dominated Savannah State 10-0 Friday.

The Seminoles gave Golden Spike finalist and Savannah State ace Kyle McGowin a rude reception. Coming into the game, McGowin was 12-1 with a 1.33 ERA in 16 games.

After Florida State was through with him, his ERA had climbed to 2.02. McGowin threw 132 pitches but lasted just five innings, surrendering nine hits and 10 earned runs while walking six.

Designated hitter Marcus Davis and left fielder DJ Stewart were both 3 for 4, Stewart drove in three and scored three runs himself while Davis used to a pair of doubles to plate four.

The Seminoles used a five-run second and a four-run third to blow the game wide open early on. It was already 10-0 by the end of the third.

Scott Sitz was superb on the hill for Florida State. The senior worked 7.1 innings of scoreless baseball, holding Savannah State to just seven hits, while striking out eight and walking no one. It was more than enough to earn him his 10th win of the season.

The Seminoles will take on Troy University Saturday evening in the winner’s bracket. The Trojans bested the Alabama Crimson Tide in Game 1 of the regional, 5-2, behind a Trae Santos three-run home run and a solid outing from starter Shane McCain.

Alabama and Savannah State will square off in an elimination game Saturday at noon.

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