April 12, 2012
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Top-ranked Florida State (27-6, 14-1) returns to ACC play this weekend putting its six-game conference win streak on the line as the Seminoles head north to face Boston College (13-20, 4-11) for a three-game series beginning Friday, April 13.
The Seminoles lead the all-time series 16-3 with all 19 games being played since the Eagles joined the league in 2006.
FSU enters the weekend having won six straight over BC, while the Noles have claimed five of the six previous regular season series. The Eagles only series victory came in 2009 when BC won games two and three in Tallahassee outscoring FSU 26-11.
The Seminoles have fared well in Boston winning eight of nine including two of three in their last visit in 2010.
Nine of the 19 all-time contests have been decided by three runs or less with FSU holding an 8-1 margin in those close games. Six of the last seven games in the series have been decided by five runs or less, while six of the nine games played in Massachusetts have been decided by three runs or less.
Boston College enters this weekend’s contest having lost five in a row, but the Eagles have played well at home in ACC play this year posting a 4-2 record winning their first two series against Georgia Tech and Maryland.
Last year, the Seminoles swept the three-game series in Tallahassee, while two of the three games were decided by two runs or less. FSU won game three on a sac-fly by Rafael Lopez in the bottom of the ninth to score Taiwan Easterling from third. The Seminoles finished the three-game sweep hitting .309 as a team, while the pitching staff posted a team ERA of 3.33 allowing 10 earned runs in 27.0 innings of work.
Florida State will keep its same pitching rotation this weekend in Chestnut Hill as Brandon Leibrandt will start Friday afternoon followed by Mike Compton and Peter Miller on Saturday and Sunday, respectively.
Fans can listen to the games locally on 1270 AM (Friday – 2:30 p.m.) and 100.7 FM (Saturday – 1:30 p.m. & Sunday – 1:00 p.m.) and online at Seminoles.com. Live stats will be available via gametracker, while fans can always receive in-game updates on Twitter @FSU_Baseball.