March 29, 2018
ACC Division Leaders Clash In Atlanta This Weekend

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — In the first season of divisional play for ACC Softball, this weekend’s three-game series will feature ACC Atlantic Division-leading No. 14 Florida State (26-6, 6-0 ACC) and Georgia Tech (19-11, 5-1 ACC), who sits atop of the ACC Coastal Division. The Seminoles and Yellow Jackets will play on March 30-April 1 at Shirley Clements Mewborn Field.

First pitch on Friday will be at 6:00 p.m., with the games on Saturday and Sunday starting at 1:00 p.m. on each day.

Florida State (15) and Georgia Tech (5) are the two most storied programs in ACC Softball, with the two schools combining for 20 of the 27 conference championships. No other school has more than two conference championships in their history, and NC State (2013) is the only school other than FSU or GT to win the ACC Championship since 2009.

“Always love playing up at Georgia Tech and it should be an exciting weekend,” said FSU head coach Lonni Alameda. “We’ve talked about how ACC series are about going in prepared, making adjustments in-game and then throughout the weekend. One of the big things the coaching staff talks about is being where your feet are. It is about this pitch, this moment and we’ve become a team that is one pitch at a time. Good chance for us to get out and have a road-warrior mindset.”

Florida State leads the all-time series with Georgia Tech, 58-26, and has won 12 straight against the Yellow Jackets. The Seminoles are 43-16 against GT in ACC play and have earned a 19-10 record on the road in Atlanta.

The Noles are currently on a 32-game winning streak in ACC play, winning six so far in 2018, all 24 games in 2017 and the final two of 2016. The streak is the longest conference winning streak in ACC history, tied for the eighth-longest conference winning streak all-time in the NCAA and the last time FSU lost to an ACC opponent was on May 7, 2016 in a 4-0 defeat to Louisville.

Florida State is unbeaten in its last 43 conference series, posting a 39-0-4 mark against ACC foes, including 33 sweeps. Over that span, FSU posted a 1-1 series split versus Virginia Tech (2014), at Notre Dame (2014), at Louisville (2015) and at Notre Dame (2016). The Seminoles are 113-10 in their last 123 ACC regular season games (.919%) and last lost a conference series at Maryland on May 5-6, 2012.

Florida State has won 14 games in a row, dating back to March 3. It is the longest winning streak of the season, and the longest since the Seminoles won 24 consecutive games from March 3-April 9, 2017.

Admission is free for all regular season games at Shirley Clements Mewborn Field, and all three games this weekend will be broadcast on ACC Network Extra. Broadcast links for video, FSU softball radio and live stats will be available on the softball schedule page of Seminoles.com

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