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Late Hatter Rally Falls Short Against #5 Seminoles
Courtesy: Stetson University  
Release:  05/12/2010
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Robert Crews returned from the injured list and had two hits against...
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DeLand, Fla. - Stetson (25-25) had the tying run at the plate with the bases loaded and one out in the bottom of the 9th inning yet could not deliver a dramatic finish and fell 6-2 to #5 Florida State (37-12) Wednesday night on Melching Field. As a team the Hatters put up a strong effort and out hit the Seminoles 9-8, yet also committed a pair of costly errors that led to two unearned runs.

Sophomore Spencer Theisen (Longwood, Fla.) led the offensive attack for Stetson going 3-for-4. Robert Crews (Port Charlotte, Fla.) returned to the lineup after sitting out seven games with a concussion and belted two hits including a double. He also scored both runs for the Hatters.

Tyler Holt (Gainesville, Fla.) was the only Seminole with multiple hits. He finished 2-for-4 with a sacrifice fly, one RBI and a run scored. FSU starter Hunter Scantling (Jacksonville, Fla.) pitched six innings, allowed two runs on seven hits and survived three line drives that bruised his body in different locations. He held on to take the win and improve to 3-2 on the season. Geoff Parker (Dade City, Fla.) tossed the final 2/3 inning and earned his second save of the season.

Stetson used four pitchers in the midweek matchup to save arms for the all-important A-Sun series with UNF that begins in two days. Kyle Maulbetsch (Jacksonville, Fla.) started and threw three innings allowing two runs on two hits. David Burns (Seminole, Fla.) followed and gave up three runs, one earned run, and struck out five over three innings. Lyndsey Caughel (Orlando, Fla.) pitched the 7th inning and struck out two Seminoles and Robbie Powell (Punta Gorda, Fla.) finished up with two innings of work and allowed one run on two hits.

Next up for the Hatters is a road trip to Jacksonville this weekend to take on the University of North Florida. The teams will play a doubleheader Saturday beginning at 1:00 p.m. and then a single game Sunday at 1:00 p.m. Stetson fans can hear the games on Hatter Vision by going to The voice of Stetson baseball Bill Topping will call the action.

Stetson has six games remaining in the regular season three at UNF and then three at home against Jacksonville. The Hatters are currently in 5th place in the A-Sun standings and have a two-game advantage over the 7th place team. They are also just one game shy of the 2nd place position. The top six teams will earn a berth in the A-Sun Tournament which will be played May 26-29 in Nashville, Tennessee.

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