ORONO, Maine -- The University of Maine dropped the second game of a doubleheader to #8 Florida State 10-0 on Sunday afternoon in Tallahassee, Fla. Maine falls to 3-5 on the season with the loss, while the Seminoles improve to 9-1.
Maine got off to a promising start in the top of the first inning. Colin Gay (Franklin, Mass.) walked, stole second, advanced to third on a ground out by Scott Heath (Westbrook, Maine), but he was stranded there.
FSU came out of the gate swinging, scoring five runs in the bottom of the first inning highlighted by a Justin Gonzalez had an RBI double in the inning for the Seminoles. FSU added a pair of runs in the top of the second inning. Devon Travis singled up the middle and James Ramsey followed with a two-run home run.
Maine threatened again in the third inning when Gay walked again and advanced to second on a balk. He would get no further, however.
FSU added three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to make it a 10-0 final. Gonzalez also had a RBI single in the sixth inning.
Michael Fransoso (Portsmouth, N.H.), who had two hits in the game, doubled in the top of the eighth inning for the Black Bears.
Shaun Coughlin (Northford, Conn.) got the start for the Black Bears. He went 4.1 innings and allowed seven runs, but just four of then were earned. He struck out four batters. He was replaced by Fran Whitten (Westborough, Mass.) went pitched 1.2 innings. He allowed three runs on four hits. Steve Trask (Saco, Maine) was on the mound for the final two innings. He allowed just one run while fanning a pair of Seminoles.
Peter Miller pitched five innings for FSU and allowed just two hits. He was one of five Seminole pitchers and pucks up the win.
Maine has a day off tomorrow, before traveling to Stetson on Tuesday night. First pitch is scheduled for 6 PM.