March 7, 2016 - by

Florida State Prepares for USF, Toledo Midweek Contests

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State baseball team heads to Tampa on Tuesday for its first road game of the season, when it will face USF at 6 p.m. in the USF Baseball Stadium.

Florida State head Coach Mike Martin will send Tyler Holton (0-1, 3.60 ERA) to the mound to face USF’s Michael Clarkson (0-0, 2.25 ERA). The Seminoles are seeking their 73rd head-to-head victory against the Bulls (6-5) and 26th in Tampa. A victory would also mark the 14th straight dating back to the 1989 NCAA Regional, where they downed USF 8-1. 

The Seminoles (8-3) will quickly trek back to Tallahassee, following their meeting with the Bulls, to face Toledo (1-9-1) on Wednesday at Mike Martin Field at Dick Howser Stadium at 6 p.m.

Florida State Prepares for USF, Toledo Midweek Contests

The meeting with the Toledo, a first between the two programs, will feature Florida State’s Cobi Johnson (0-0, 7.11 ERA) and the Rockets’ Kyle Slack (0-1, 15.75 ERA). It is the first game against a current Mid-American Conference program for the Seminoles since they faced Akron on March 20-21, 2001.

Florida State, which has topped the double-digit mark on five occasions, has five players who are enjoying some impressive hitting streaks inside the first month of the season. That includes senior John Sansone who has reached base safely in career-best 24 straight games, dating back to May 10, 2015 against Louisville. Others with impressive stretches of reaching base include Darren Miller (14 games), Matt Henderson (11), Jackson Lueck (10) and Gage West (seven).

Seminole fans can always stay up-to-date with the Florida State Baseball team by following the official twitter page of the Seminoles (@FSUBaseball).

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