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Jameis Winston Goes 0-for-2, K in Florida State’s 8-3 Loss to New York Yankees

February 25th, 2014 at 5:53 PM
By Doug Rush

On Tuesday, the Florida State Seminoles baseball team traveled to Tampa to play the New York Yankees at George Steinbrenner Field in the first of the Bombers' spring training games in the 2014 season.

But the big story was the playing of one particular Seminole player; Florida State quarterback, 2013 Heisman Trophy winner and winner of the BCS Championship Game in Jameis Winston, who was playing against his favorite baseball team on Tuesday and admitted that he would be startruck playing against the Yankees.

Winston didn't enter the game until the fifth inning as a left-field replacement and got two chances at the plate against the Yankees pitchers.

In the top of the fifth inning, Winston faced off against Shane Greene and grounded out to second base in his first at-bat. In his second at-bat which was in the top of the eighth inning, the Florida State quarterback struck out looking against Bryan Mitchell, thus ending his day at the plate going 0-for-2 with the one strikeout.

Florida State ended up dropping the game 8-3 to the Yankees on Tuesday afternoon.

The crowd in Tampa didn't care what Winston did in each plate appearance, as he received thunderous ovations from the crowd that was in attendance at the stadium; a lot of which were Florida State students and fans decked out in FSU colors, and even when he made outs, the crowd still gave Winston a standing ovation for what he accomplished on the football field this past season.

Winston lead the Florida State football team to a 34-31 victory over Auburn this past January to claim the school's first national championship since 1999.

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Tags: Baseball, Florida State University, Jameis Winston, MLB, New York, New York Yankees

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