TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The sixth-ranked Florida State baseball team, which improved to 22-8 after winning two of three games against Louisville over the weekend, looks to carry that momentum into a midweek clash with intra-state rival second-ranked Florida (29-5) on Tuesday evening at 6 p.m. when the two teams square off for the third time this season.
Seminoles head coach Mike Martin will send redshirt sophomore Ed Voyles (0-0, 1.64 ERA) to the mound for his third career start. It marks Voyles’ second start this season, following an outing against UCF on March 23, and first against the Gators.
Meanwhile, Florida’s Jackson Kowar (3-0, 3.58 ERA) will make his second start in as many games against the Seminoles. Kowar was the pitcher of record in a 3-2 victory for the Gators at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville on March 29.
It is the first meeting in Tallahassee between the two programs since Florida State won a dramatic 4-3 contest in the bottom of the 12th inning on a homerun by Quincy Nieporte. That victory moved the Seminoles to 72-40-1 at home against Florida.
After three victories over ranked teams last week, Florida State improved to fourth in the Collegiate Baseball and D1Baseball.com, fifth in the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA), sixth in USA Today/ESPN and Baseball America as well as 10th in the Perfect Game polls.
Florida enters the week ranked second in the NCBWA and USA Today/ESPN, third in the Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball and D1Baseball.com and fourth in the Perfect Game polls.
The game is broadcast as part of the ESPN3 package with commentary from Tom Block (play-by-play), Chip Baker (color) and Ariya Massoudi (dugout).
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