The Florida State Seminoles’ took a trip south to Tampa to take on the New York Yankees at George Steinbrenner Field on Tuesday afternoon.
The Seminoles, who are now the #2 ranked team in the country (the Virginia Cavaliers are #1), were defeated by the Yankees 8-3.
After the game, the talk wasn’t about the Seminoles’ rotation, which could be the best in the country, or what they learned from interacting with players who play at the highest level, but instead was predictably about Jameis Winston.
Winston, who is the Seminoles’ closer, is also their quarterback. He won the Heisman Trophy and led the Seminoles to a perfect 14-0 season and their third National Championship, in case you have been living under a rock for the last few months.
Winston did not pitch, but he did enter the game in left field in the fifth inning.
“It was fun, man, but I think most of them Florida State fans were Yankees fans, they just had on garnet and gold,” Winston told Wallace Matthews of ESPN New York.
Winston went 0-2.
“I gotta get better with the bat,” Winston said. “I been struggling this spring, but that’s baseball, man. When you get back in the rhythm, you can go 0-for-2 with two strikeouts, but I only got one, so that’s the only positive I got out of the day.”
Winston and the Seminoles will get back on the diamond Friday afternoon when they host the rival Miami Hurricanes.