April 10, 2008
Tallahassee, Fla. – Florida State will make its second career appearance in Chestnut Hill, Mass., this weekend as the Seminoles take on the Boston College Eagles in a three-game series at Eddie Pellagrini Diamond.
FSU leads the all-time series 6-0 including a record of 3-0 on the Eagles’ home turf. The Seminoles have outscored the Eagles 40-12 in those six games while holding BC to two runs or less in four games. Both teams are coming off a conference sweep last weekend with FSU and BC taking three games from Virginia and Duke, respectively. The Eagles are riding a season best seven game win streak, while FSU has won six straight and 12 of its last 13 games.
Florida State Seminole Baseball Information
Friday, April 11, 11:00 am
Florida State – LHP, Matt Fairel (7-0) vs. Boston College – RHP, Terry Doyle (3-3)
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Against The Eagles
Senior Dennis Guinn looks to pick-up where he left off last year against BC as he hit .700 (7-for-10) with four doubles, a triple, a home run, four runs and four RBIs. Guinn posted a series best 1.600 slugging percentage as he started all three games a season ago in left field. Buster Posey is a career .370 hitter against Boston College with a home run and two doubles. He has scored five runs and drove in five run in six games. Jack Rye has five hits in his career against Eagle pitching with two going for home runs. Tommy Oravetz has a pair of hits in six career at-bats.
On the mound, Ryan Strauss pitched seven shutout innings a season ago allowing just two hits while striking out four. Jimmy Marshall has two career appearances pitching two innings in 2006 and an inning in 2007. He has allowed two runs, one earned, on three hits with two strikeouts. Bo O’Dell pitched an inning last year striking out three of the four batters that he faced. Over the last two years, the Seminole pitching staff has posted a team ERA of 1.83 against Boston College limiting the Eagle hitters to a .234 batting average. In 54 innings of work, FSU has allowed just 11 earned runs and 12 walks while striking out 43.
In ACC Play
Dating back to the final series of the 2006 season, Florida State has won 15 of its last 16 ACC series including nine sweeps. The lone series the Seminoles lost during that span was to Clemson last year as the Tigers took 2-of-3 from FSU in Tallahassee. Already in 2008, Florida State has swept Maryland, Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech and Virginia and took 2-of-3 from Wake Forest to start the season 14-1 in the conference. FSU sits atop the Atlantic Division and currently has a 5.5 game lead over second place NC State. The Seminoles 10-0 start marked the third time in school history that FSU started a season undefeated through the first 10 games. It was FSU’s best start in the conference since starting 13-0 back in 1999. In 1996, the Seminoles ran out to a 17-0 start.
Divisional Conference Breakdown
Now in its third season of using a division breakdown in the ACC, Florida State has posted a record of 26-9 against teams in the Atlantic Division including a mark of 11-6 on the road. FSU is 6-0 against Boston College since the conference adopted the two division format and 3-0 on the Eagles’ home turf. The Seminoles are 28-11 against team in the Coastal Division. Last year, FSU claimed its first ACC Atlantic Division title en route to earning the No. 1 overall seed in the ACC Tournament. With a mark of 24-6 last year, the Seminoles set the school record for the most conference wins in a season surpassing the previous record of 22-2 set in 1999. The 24 victories also tied for the most wins recorded in ACC history (Clemson – 24 in 2006).
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