May 28, 2007
Tallahassee, Fla. – The NCAA announced on Monday, May 28 the field of 64 for the NCAA Baseball Championship. Florida State earned an at-large bid into the tournament after the Seminoles captured its first ACC Atlantic Division title en route to finishing the regular season with a record of 47-11. The Seminoles were also rewarded on Monday with a top eight national seed in this year’s tournament.
“Back in August our goal was to get back to the College World Series and now we have that opportunity,” said head coach Mike Martin. “We’ve got a chance to play all our games right at home and that’s the reward that we get for what we accomplished during the regular season. Now we have a new season to focus our attention on. I was relieved when I saw our name come up as a national seed. I think our ball club deserves that recognition.”
Florida State will be making its 30th consecutive appearance in the NCAA Baseball Tournament including 28 straight under Martin. The Seminoles have posted an overall record of 147-98 in 44 NCAA tournament appearances. FSU will also serve as a regional host in Tallahassee for the 25th time in school history.
Joining Florida State in the four-team regional in Tallahassee will be Mississippi State, Stetson and Bethune-Cookman. Play will begin on Friday, June 1 on Mike Martin Field at Dick Howser Stadium.
Mississippi State received an at-large bid out of the Southeastern Conference and is the No. 2 seed in this week’s regional. The Bulldogs finished the regular season with a record of 33-20. Florida State and Mississippi State have met eight times in the postseason with the series tied at four games apiece.
Stetson, an at-large school out of the Atlantic Sun Conference, earned the No. 3 seed in the Tallahassee Regional. The Hatters won the Atlantic Sun regular season with an overall record of 41-19. FSU is 3-2 all-time against Stetson in NCAA Tournament play.
Bethune-Cookman University completes this year’s four-team field earning the No. 4 seed in the Tallahassee Regional. The Wildcats finished the regular season with a record of 33-25 and received an automatic bid by virtue of winning the 2007 MEAC Championship. Florida State is 3-0 all-time against Bethune-Cookman with all three match-ups coming in the NCAA Tournament.
Regional play will begin on Friday at 1:00 pm with game one featuring Mississippi State and Stetson, followed by Florida State and Bethune-Cookman at 7:00 pm.
“Ironically, these were the teams we (FSU coaching staff) had guessed before the announcement. It’s a great field. Bethune-Cookman is very good. They have played Tennessee on the road and beat them. They played Florida and gave them a fight; they have got a good club,” stated Martin.
The complete schedule for the Tallahassee Regional is listed below:
Friday, June 1, 2007
Game 1: Mississippi State vs. Stetson – 1:00 pm
Game 2: Florida State vs. Bethune-Cookman – 7:00 pm
Saturday, June 2, 2007
Game 3: Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2 – 1:00 pm
Game 4: Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2 – 7:00 pm
Sunday, June 3, 2007
Game 5: Winner Game 3 vs. Loser Game 4 – 1:00 pm
Game 6: Winner Game 4 vs. Winner Game 5 – 7:00 pm
Monday, June 4, 2007
Game 7: Winner Game 6 vs. Loser Game 6 (if necessary) – 7:00 pm
Tickets information for the Tallahassee Regional is as follows:
All-Tournament Books for the 2007 NCAA Baseball Tallahassee Regional ($45 for reserved seats and $30 for general admission seats) are now on sale via the Internet at www.seminoles.com. Tickets will also be available by phone at 888-FSU-Nole and at the Seminole Athletics Ticket Office between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday.
Single game tickets for the Friday session ONLY will go on sale via the web (seminoles.com) beginning at 6:00 p.m. Thursday. In person and phone sales of single game tickets for Friday’s games will begin at 8:30 a.m. Friday. Single game tickets for games on subsequent days will go on sale on the web immediately following the last game of the previous day and at Dick Howser Stadium two hours prior to the start of the first game.
Prices for single game general admission tickets are $8.00 for adults and $5.00 for youth. If available, reserved seats single game tickets are $10.00.
For more information regarding the Tallahassee Regional, please stand tuned to www.seminoles.com.