Jameis Winston records save in baseball appearance

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Florida State quarterback, Jameis Winston recorded his first save of the season as a baseball pitcher this weekend.

Winston, who played for the Seminoles baseball team during his freshman season is continuing his participation in two sports despite being named the starting quarterback last season.

The Heisman Trophy winner recorded the final six outs in just 20 pitches to earn the save, the first of his season.

WInston had been used as a pinch-hitter in the season opener but expects much of his playing time to come as a relief pitcher.

"I just wanted to get out there and pitch," Winston said at "Obviously, I was excited and when they called down to the bullpen, I was ready."

The Florida native was an integral part of the FSU team that won the football national championship in January and some had thought that baseball would fall by the wayside as he concentrated on the more lucrative sport.

Although this has not been the case this year, Winston could be limited on the amount of pitches that he throws to avoid fatigue and arm injury.

Winston joins the likes of Russell Wilson, Tom Brady and Colin Kaepernick as football quarterbacks that have been drafted by MLB teams. The FSU man was selected by the Texas Rangers in the 15th round of the 2012 draft. The Rangers also drafted Wilson in the rule five draft last year.

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