March 27, 2014
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Top-ranked Florida State (19-5, 7-2) heads north to face Boston College (7-15, 1-8) for a three-game series beginning Friday, March 28.
The series has been moved to Bill Beck Field on the campus of the University of Rhode Island due to recent cold weather conditions that have affected Eddie Pellagrini Diamond at Commander Shea Field.
The Seminoles own an all-time record of 21-4 against the Eagles and 10-2 when taking on BC in the northeast.
Florida State swept last year’s series from the Eagles in Tallahassee outscoring BC 22-5. Prior to last year, the Seminoles had won eight in a row in the series before BC snapped the streak with a 17-6 victory in the series finale in Chestnut Hill back on April 15, 2012. Florida State has won four of its last six contests when visiting BC. Dating back to game one of the 2011 series in Chestnut Hill, six of the last 13 games in the series have been determined by three runs or less with FSU winning five of those six games.
This marks the fourth straight weekend that Florida State will face an inter-divisional opponent as the Seminoles have won all three previous series against Maryland, NC State and Clemson.
Since the ACC adopted divisional play in 2006, the Seminoles have posted a league record of 168-75 (.691) and have captured at least a share of seven straight Atlantic Division titles. Now in its ninth season of playing in divisions, FSU has posted a record of 93-34 against teams in the Atlantic Division including a mark of 50-15 at home and 43-19 on the road.
Florida State will make its first ever visit to the state of Rhode Island when the Seminoles take on Boston College this weekend.
FSU is no stranger to the baseball program at URI having played the Rams in back-to-back three game series in 2012 & 2013 on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium. URI is not the only school from inside the state that Florida State has played before as the Seminoles have faced Brown nine times (8-1, last 2006) and Providence once (1-0, last 1999). FSU has never faced Bryant University.
The game against the Friars in 1999 was in the NCAA Tallahassee Regional – the last season of baseball for Providence before the program was dropped. FSU defeated Providence 14-3.
Florida State will once again send out the same weekend rotation it opened the 2014 season with as Luke Weaver (RHP, 4-2, 3.13) will get the start on Friday followed by Brandon Leibrandt (LHP, 4-1, 1.83) on Saturday and Mike Compton (RHP, 2-0, 3.18) on Sunday.
Directions to URI
From the North: Take I-95 South to exit #9 on the left to Route 4 South towards Newport/South County. Merge onto RI-4 South. Take Exit #5B Route 102 towards Exeter. Take a left at the second traffic light onto South County Trail – Route 2. Follow route 2 for approximately 7 miles. Take a left at the traffic light onto route-138W/Kingstown Rd. The entrance to the Athletic Complex will be on your left (approximately 2 miles).
From the South: Take 95 North. Get off at exit #3A Route 138 East towards Kingston and Newport. Follow Route RI-138West/Kingstown Rd. for approximately 8 miles. The entrance to the Athletic Complex will be on your left.
Admission to this weekend’s series at URI is free of charge. Audio for all three games will be available through the Seminoles.com All-Access player. Locally fans can listen to the games on 1270 AM (Friday) and 100.7 FM (Saturday & Sunday). As always, fans can receive in-game updates on Twitter @FSU_Baseball. Also, do not forget to like the Seminole Baseball team on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FSUBaseball and to follow the team on Instagram (NoleBaseball). Live stats will be available via gametracker.