March 25, 2008
Tallahassee, Fla. – Florida State returns home for a two-game mid-week series against Stetson before heading back on the road for five straight games. FSU leads the all-time series against the Hatters at 39-20, while posting an all-time record of 26-12 inside Dick Howser Stadium. The Seminoles have won seven in a row in the series including last year’s 17-1 victory in an elimination game of the NCAA Tallahassee Regional. This is the first regular season meeting between these two schools since 2005. During FSU’s current win streak, six of the seven games have been decided by four runs or less.
Last year, the Seminoles warded off elimination by downing the Hatters in the NCAA Tallahassee Regional. FSU broke the game wide open with an 11-run seventh to take a commanding lead in the game. One run was all the help Ryan Strauss needed as the right hander kept the Hatters off the scoreboard scattering six hits over seven innings of work. He struck out four and walked only one as it was the longest outing for Strauss since he threw seven innings against Virginia Tech back on April 15, 2007.
Florida State Seminole Baseball Information
Tuesday, March 25, 6:00 pm
Stetson – RHP, Andy Mauldin (2-0) vs. Florida State – RHP, Mike McGee (2-1)
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Against The Hatters
Senior Jack Rye is 6-for-14 (.429) in his career against Stetson with four sacrifice hits including three sac flies. He has posted two doubles, a run scored and four RBIs in five career starts. Buster Posey collected three hits last year with a double, two RBIs and two runs scored. Dennis Guinn had a home run and four RBIs in his only game vs. the Hatters a year ago.
Ryan Strauss is the only pitcher on staff to have faced Stetson and is a perfect 2-0 in two appearances. He has not given up a run in eight innings of work. In 2005, he pitched an inning and faced the minimum to pick up the win in relief. Last year, Strauss threw seven shutout innings as he struck out four and walked just one.
The Seminoles In Non-Conference Action
Stetson marks the fifth non-conference team that Florida State has faced this year and just the second school out of the SEC. After this two-game set, Florida State still faces 11 games vs. non-conference foes including two more against Stetson. The Seminoles are 10-2 in non-conference action with a 10-1 mark at home.
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