May 14, 2009
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State (36-14) wraps up its regular season schedule with a four-game series against Grambling State (14-31) on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium beginning Thursday, May 14. The Seminoles are looking to rebound after dropping two of three from Georgia Tech last weekend in Atlanta.
FSU has won nine in a row against Grambling State and leads the all-time series 13-1-0 as every game in the series has been played in Tallahassee. The last time these two schools squared-off was in 1989 as the Seminoles outscored the Tigers 21-5. Grambling State’s only win in the series came on February 14, 1986 as the Tigers defeated the Seminoles 3-1.
Florida State vs. Grambling State Pitching Match-up
Thursday, May 14 – 6:00 p.m.
Florida State – LHP, Sean Gilmartin (9-2) vs. Grambling State – LHP, Adrian Turner (4-1)
Friday, May 15 – 3:00 p.m. – Game 1
Florida State – LHP, Brian Busch (4-2) vs. Grambling State – RHP, Baron Hinton (2-3)
Friday, May 15 – 6:00 p.m. – Game 2
Florida State – RHP, Hunter Scantling (3-0) vs. Grambling State – RHP, Manny Kumar (4-4)
Saturday, May 16 – 2:00 p.m.
Florida State – RHP, Mike McGee (4-2) vs. Grambling State – LHP, Lavell Lane (0-3)
THE SEMINOLES IN NON-CONFERENCE ACTION
With four games remaining in the regular season, Florida State has posted a record of 17-5 against teams outside the ACC. All four games will come against Grambling State beginning Thursday, May 14. GSU marks the first school from the Southwestern Athletic Conference that the Seminoles will face this year. Since 2005, Florida State has posted a record of 126-28 against non-league opponents.
When it comes to pitting the Seminoles versus the Tigers, give the edge to the Seminoles. FSU is 15-2 against `Tiger’ schools dating back to the start of the 2008 season. The Seminoles had won 13 straight games against Tiger schools before falling to Auburn 10-9 on February 28, 2009 in Alabama. Last year, FSU posted four-game sweeps over Auburn and Savannah State, while sweeping Clemson in South Carolina. FSU has outscored Tiger teams 179-74 during that 17 game stretch while eight of the 17 games have been decided by two runs or less. All three games against Clemson in 2009 were decided by three runs or less as the Seminoles took 2-of-3 from Clemson in Tallahassee. Florida State will close out the 2009 regular season against a Tiger school as the Seminoles welcome Grambling State to Tallahassee for a four-game series.
For the third year in a row, the Florida State Seminoles claimed the ACC Atlantic Division title thanks to a stretch of 11 wins in 12 conference games (against UNC, NC State, Wake Forest and Virginia Tech) including three straight sweeps. The division crown assures the Seminoles of no lower than a second seed in the upcoming ACC Baseball Championship in Durham, N.C., May 20-24. Since the move to divisional play in 2006, FSU has captured three of the four Atlantic Division titles.
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