Florida State ace Parker Messick (FSU Athletics)


GSA Spotlight: Florida State’s Parker Messick


Lots of pitchers spend their time in the dugout focused only on game-planning for their next half-inning.

Not Parker Messick.

The Florida State Seminoles lefty is the first guy to run onto the field to chest-bump one of his hitters after a home run.

“That’s my run support,” Messick said. “Of course I’m going to be pumped up. The more runs we get, the easier it is for me on the mound.”

Messick doesn’t need much help.

In 12 starts this year, FSU’s Friday night starter is 6-2 with a 2.56 ERA and a nation-leading 128 strikeouts in 77.1 innings.[…]