Oct. 9, 2006
Tallahassee, FL – The Florida State baseball program announced today that it has added an exhibition game versus the Philadelphia Phillies to the 2007 schedule. FSU will travel to Clearwater, FL Wednesday, February 28 for a 6:30 p.m. exhibition versus the team that finished in second place in the National League East and one-game out of the NL wild card spot.
The game with the Phillies will be played at Bright House Networks Field. The game with UNF originally scheduled for February 28 has been moved to February 27 at 4:00 p.m.
“We are excited to have the opportunity to play the Phillies at one of the best spring training facilities in all of baseball,” said FSU Head Coach Mike Martin. “The Seminoles have tremendous fan support in the Tampa Bay Area and this will be great thrill for our players to play against the likes of Ryan Howard, who hit 58 home runs this year. ”
This will be the first game for Florida State versus a Major League Club since 2001 when the Seminoles played the Florida Marlins. This will be FSU’s first-ever game versus the Phillies and the program’s ninth all-time meeting with a Major League club. Florida State has faced the Orioles, Yankees, Braves, Royals, Marlins and Devil Rays previously. The Seminoles are 2-6 in those eight exhibitions.