I gotta throw props FSU's way and to a homer from my sons Travel Team;
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Brandon Leibrandt pitched eight scoreless innings and James Ramsey hit a grand slam as Florida State defeated Samford 8-1 on Saturday in the Tallahassee Regional.
Leibrandt (11-2) scattered three singles, just one after the first inning. The freshman left-hander, whose father is former big league pitcher Charlie Leibrandt, fanned a career-high 10 batters before leaving after throwing 110 pitches.
Ramsey, the Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year, hit his first grand slam in the seventh inning off Samford's Joseph Burns, who relieved Josh Martin (12-2) to face Ramsey.
Sherman Johnson scored three times and also homered for Florida State (45-15). Jayce Boyd added two hits and two RBIs for the Seminoles.
The Seminoles play the winner of Sunday afternoon's elimination game between Samford (40-22) and Mississippi State (40-23), which eliminated UAB 8-1 earlier Saturday.
C.K. Irby's two-out, ninth inning single off reliever Hunter Scantling spoiled Florida State's shutout bid.
Hunter was on my sons travel squad...had a nasty slide piece working last night but gave up Liebrandts shut-out :shock:
The big fella has had a great season, is poppin 94 with a nasty slide piece...he may just get there...particularly due to his size :shock: 6'8", 270... :shock: When my son used to pitch ..he'd have to jump to give Hunter a high five.. :lol: ..I even have vid on youTube with it... :lol:
era w-l app-gs cg sho sv ip h r er bb so 2b 3b hr ab b/avg
4.00 5-1 27-0 0 0/4 0 45.0 44 21 20 14 36 4 2 6 166 .265
a nice year though...and a really decent kid with very nice folks.