Thursday and Friday’s games will begin at 6:00 p.m. and stream live on ACC Network Extra. Saturday’s game begins at 7:30 p.m. and will air live nationally on ESPNU. All three games will be available on the radio as well, with Eric Luallen providing play-by-play on 106.1 FM in Tallahassee and nationwide through the FSU Gameday App.
Florida State will keep its regular weekend rotation intact, with RHP Cole Sands (5-3, 5.20 ERA) pitching Game 1, followed by LHP’s Tyler Holton (7-2, 2.69) and Drew Parrish (5-3, 5.54) to close out the weekend.
Louisville will throw LHP Brendan McKay (8-3, 1.80 ERA) with RHP Kade McClure (7-1, 3.27) and LHP Nick Bennett (5-0, 2.47) finishing the weekend.
The Seminoles are coming off a series loss against No. 20 Wake Forest over the weekend. FSU did win the Saturday game, 4-0, behind a stellar performance from Holton. Against the hard-hitting Demon Deacons, Holton held Wake to a .129 average (4-for-31) and struck out nine batters in the complete-game shutout. For his efforts, Holton was named ACC Pitcher of the Week for the fourth time this season, just the fifth pitcher in league history to win the award at least four times in one season.
The Cardinals are ranked No. 2 in every major poll this week. Before a 4-3 loss Tuesday evening against Indiana, Louisville sported a 15-game winning streak, the longest in the nation. Aside from being the team’s Game One starter, McKay is also hitting .366 with 15 home runs, 10 doubles and 46 RBI on the season, including a four-homer, nine-RBI day against Eastern Kentucky. Drew Ellis also has 15 home runs and a .398 batting average.