#3 seed Florida State belted 3 home runs to upend #2 seed and 20th-ranked Southern Miss 5-2 Friday afternoon in the opening game of the NCAA Oxford Regional at Swayze Field. The Golden Eagles (37-20) dropped its third-straight contest and will play the loser of the Ole Miss/Southeast Missouri State at 11 AM in a Saturday elimination game.
Southern Miss jumped out to an early advantage with a pair of runs in the opening inning. Gabe Montenegro started the game with a ground ball that went through the legs of FSU second baseman Jackson Greene. After a Reed Trimble single to right, Charlie Fischer laced a ball to third that ricocheted off the Seminole third baseman Logan Lacey for the second error of the inning and resulted in the first Golden Eagle run.
Southern Miss head baseball coach Scott Berry and Golden Eagle sophomore Charlie Fischer spoke with the media postgame about the loss. Video is courtesy of Ole Miss Athletics.