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Montgomery 8K spearhead wins against UCF, 10-2

TALAHASSEE – RHP Carson Montgomery’s season-high eight strikeouts led the Florida State No. 7 (14-6) to a 10-2 win over UCF (13-8) Tuesday night at Dick Howser Stadium. Montgomery has now won his last three starts.

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Montgomery, a sophomore from Windermere, Fla., started on the mound for a career-high seven innings. His eight strikeouts were just one shy of his career high set last year against the Knights. Jonah Scolaro struck out the last two UCF batters to close out the win, giving FSU double-digit strikeouts for 19and time in 20 games.

Six runs in the fourth ignited the Seminole offense, with Alex Toral’s sixth home run of the season. The first baseman’s two-run homer gave FSU a 3-0 lead and Toral now leads the team in RBI with 23 on the year.

The offensive efficiency continued in the seventh as six Seminoles reached base and drove home three runs.

Jordan Carrion recorded three hits against the Knights, a season high. James Tibbs tied his career high with two hits while Reese Albert and Toral were the other Noles with multiple hits. Albert now has a .390 batting average on the season.


B4 | FSU 1, UCF 0 Tibbs doubled the left field line, scoring Ferrer
B4 | FSU 3, UCF 0 Toral hit to right field, scoring Tibbs
B4 | FSU 5, UCF 0 Albert doubled to center left, scoring Greene and Carrion
B4 | FSU 6, UCF 0 Vincent scored on a passed ball
T5 | FSU 6, UCF 1 Rushing picked the right side, scoring Orlando
T6 | FSU 6, UCF 2 Pena strikes to left center
B6 | FSU 7, UCF 2 Greene scored on a wild pitch
B7 | FSU 8, UCF 2 Greene walked, scoring Tibbs
B7 | FSU 9, UCF 2 Carrion flew out to right field, scoring Roberts
B7 | FSU 10, UCF 2 Vincent singles at second base, scoring Toral


Wednesday’s game against UCF was canceled due to weather. Florida State will face Duke (11-10, 2-4 ACC) at home this weekend starting Friday at 7 p.m. Parker Messick will start on the mound for the Seminoles.

The game will air nationally on ACC Network.


  • Alex Toral hit his sixth home run of the season, the most of the team. His two RBIs give him 23 for the year, also leading the team.
  • Jordan Carrion’s three hits were his best as a Seminole.
  • James Tibbs’ two hits tied a career high.
  • Carson Montgomery set a career high with 7.0 innings pitched and a season high with 8 strikeouts. He’s had three straight starts and needed just 84 shots in Tuesday’s win.

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