Robby Martin blasts two HRs as FSU shreds No. 5 Florida

Florida State has a resounding win over Florida. And a two-game winning streak vs. the Gators under Mike Martin Jr.

Robby Martin went 3 for 5 with two home runs and five RBI, Matheu Nelson smacked a home run and Logan Lacey had a two-run double as the Seminoles had one of their best hitting games against Florida in years, taking a 10-2 win over the No. 5 Gators on Tuesday night. Lacey and Robby Martin each had three hits.

“Just seeing the ball great the last couple games,” said Robby Martin, who has broken out of an early season slump and now has 17 RBI in 13 games.

Said Martin Jr.: “He’s never deviated from his swing, it’s just he hasn’t been able to put it all together until now. It’s sure good to see.”

Four FSU pitchers combined for 16 strikeouts, including Carson Montgomery’s nine.

It was the Seminoles’ first win over Florida at Dick Howser Stadium since 2015 and followed up a win at Gainesville in March 2020. The Seminoles have not scored 10 runs vs. Florida since 2010, and it was the largest margin of victory for FSU since a 2008 game, also by a 10-2 margin.

FSU (7-6) pounded out 13 hits and chased Florida starter Garrett Milchin (1-1) in the second inning. Milchin gave up seven earned runs.

Montgomery cruised through four shutout innings before running into trouble in the fifth. He left the game after 4.2 innings, allowing a pair of earned runs.

“He’s got a chance to be really, really special,” Martin Jr. said. “I didn’t think he had his best stuff. He made pitches when he needed to. He’s a difference-maker.”

Chasey Haney (2-0) pitched 1.1 scoreless innings. Hunter Perdue followed with two shutout innings, while Davis Hare tossed a scoreless ninth inning.

Tyler Martin did not have a hit but reached base on a walk and was hit by pitch twice. He scored three runs. Left fielder Wyatt Crowell, a left-handed pitcher in the FSU bullpen, had a pair of hits (including his first career double). Messick and Crowell have combined for eight hits in their two games at the plate in 2021.

Florida (13-5) managed just four hits.

The Seminoles have won three of their last four games.


The FSU-Florida box score can be viewed here.


FSU plays at No. 6 Miami for a three-game series beginning on Friday at 7 p.m. (ACC Network). Saturday’s game, also at 7 p.m., will be broadcast on the ACC Network. Sunday’s game at 1 p.m. will be streamed on ACC Network Extra.