Virginia’s Omaha Journey Ends with 7-3 Loss to FSU

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Virginia (46-17) faced its second loss of the NCAA Tournament, leading to their elimination from the 2024 Men’s College World Series. They were defeated by Florida State (48-16) with a score of 7-3 on Sunday afternoon (June 16) at Charles Schwab Field in Omaha, Nebraska.

Despite the loss, the Cavaliers outhit the Seminoles 10-7, with seven of their nine starters recording hits. This marked only the second instance this season that Virginia dropped back-to-back games, the first being against Miami on March 8 and 9. Anthony Stephan led Virginia’s offense, going 2-for-3 with a run scored and two RBIs. Henry Godbout (2-for-4) and Casey Saucke (2-for-5) also had multi-hit performances​ (Sporting News)​​ (Yahoo Sports)​.

Florida State maintained control throughout the game, breaking it open with four two-out runs in the fifth inning. Jaime Ferrer was particularly impressive, hitting home runs in consecutive at-bats and driving in a game-high four runs. Ferrer now leads all players in the 2024 NCAA Tournament with 15 RBIs, showcasing his significant impact in the Seminoles’ lineup​ (Yahoo Sports)​.

This victory advances Florida State further in the tournament, where they will continue to compete among the top teams in college baseball. Meanwhile, Virginia will reflect on a strong season that ultimately fell short in the highly competitive environment of the College World Series​

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