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Error-riddled game costs 'Noles

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It's not every day that Florida State finishes a game with more errors than runs.

But that's exactly what happened on Wednesday afternoon in DeLand. The Seminoles finished with six errors in their 6-5 defeat to the Hatters and even out-hit their opponents 10-9.

Top-ranked Florida State fell behind 3-0 after the first three frames. They battled back to score two in the sixth, two in the eighth and one in the ninth, but it was just one too few.

Wednesday's loss was the first time in 12 one-run games that FSU came out on the wrong side of the scoreboard.

Offensively, Devon Travis, Jayce Boyd and Jose Brizuela combined for 60 percent of Florida State's hit total with two each. James Ramsey, Boyd and Stephen McGee were the only Seminoles to drive in a run.

Peter Miller was saddled with the loss having given up two runs on four hits and two walks in two innings of work.

Brian Busch threw 3.1 innings of one-run baseball allowing one run on three hits and walking two.

Mack Waugh, Kyle Bird, Gage Smith, Bryant Holtmann and Robert Benincasa all featured after that.

In a true baseball oddity, FSU committed three errors on a single play in the bottom of the ninth that would end up being the difference. The Hatters shortstop Mark Jones would wind up scoring the would-be game decider.

The loss moves FSU's overall record to 40-9 on the year. The Seminoles next game will be at Clemson on Saturday, May 12. First pitch is set for 6:30 p.m. and will be televised on ESPN3.

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