May 4, 2009
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – For the third year in a row, the Florida State baseball team captured the ACC Atlantic Division title. The division crown ensures the Seminoles no lower than a two seed in the upcoming ACC Tournament in Durham, N.C., May 20-24.
Florida State’s sweep of Virginia Tech and a Clemson loss to Maryland in the second game of doubleheader this past weekend gave the Seminoles the division crown. Both the Seminoles and Tigers have three conference games remaining but regardless of the results of those games Clemson can not mathematically overtake Florida State for the top spot in the Atlantic Division.
FSU was the preseason favorites to win the ACC’s Atlantic Division title as voted on by the league’s 12 head coaches early in the year. The Seminoles garnered 67 points including eight first place votes. Since the league’s inception of divisional play in 2006, the Seminoles have won the Atlantic Division in 2007, 2008 and 2009.
The Seminoles are currently riding the longest win streak in the nation at 12 straight. FSU will wrap-up its current, 10-game home stand with mid-week games against Jacksonville and Florida International on Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively. Both games will be Florida State faculty and staff appreciation nights as all staff with an FSU ID will receive up to two free admits to the game. The Garnet and Gold then head to Atlanta to face Georgia Tech for their final conference series of the season.