Florida State wasted no time jumping all over UConn in Game 1 of the Tallahassee Super Regional. As a result, the Seminoles are just 1 win away from capturing the series and advancing to the College World Series in Omaha.

In Friday’s first game, Florida State scored multiple runs in the first 3 innings of the game and tacked on another run in the bottom of the 4th for a 9-1 lead after 4. If that wasn’t impressive enough, the Seminoles would score 15 total runs across the 6th and 7th innings on their way to a 24-4 drubbing of the Huskies.

On the mound, Carson Dorsey was able to cover 5.1 innings pitched while allowing just 1 run with 6 strikeouts. Florida State would use 4 pitchers in mop-up duty, but this one was all about the offense.

FSU’s 20-run margin of victory is the largest in Super Regional action, and the 24 runs scored are also the most in a Super Regional game.

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Florida State did not have any lack of firepower on Friday with 4 players hitting a home run and 5 players registering an extra-base hit. Third baseman Cam Smith was the only Seminole regular without a run scored in the game, but Smith still did plenty of damage with 3 hits and 2 RBI.

Marco Dinges opened the scoring with a 2-run home run in the bottom of the 1st, and Jaime Ferrer followed up with a solo shot to go back-to-back in a 3-run frame. Ferrer would tack on a 2nd home run in the 6th inning to jumpstart a 6-run frame.

In the 7th inning, Florida State would score 9 runs on just 3 hits with UConn pitchers walking 6 batters in that inning alone. A 3-run shot by DeAmez Ross punctuated the inning.

When the game finally wrapped, Florida State delivered 18 total hits to go with 15 walks off UConn pitching. 6 Seminole batters scored at least 2 runs with Daniel Cantu leading the way with 4 runs scored.

The hit parade included 10 FSU batters registering a hit with 5 players delivering multi-hit efforts. 9 players also drove in a run for FSU, including 7 players with 2+ RBI. James Tibbs III and Dinges led the way with 4 RBI apiece.

What’s next?

With Game 1 going to the Seminoles, they need just 1 more win in 2 chances to reach Omaha. Game 2 on Saturday is set for an 11 am ET start on ESPN while a Game 3 (if necessary) on Sunday is set for 12 pm on ESPN2.