April 26, 2018 - by
⚾️: No. 14 Florida State Hosts Miami

2018 Game Notes

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – No. 14 Florida State (29-13, 11-9 ACC) is set to host Miami (17-23, 10-11 ACC) for a three-game series beginning Friday evening on Mike Martin Field at Dick Howser Stadium.

Florida State split the last series with Miami in 2017, with the final game being canceled due to inclement weather in Coral Gables. The Seminoles have an all-time winning record of 150-129-4 against the Hurricanes, and since the 2015 season have played in three extra-inning games (FSU won two of them).

BROADCAST SCHEDULE
Friday, April 27, 2018
Shawn Davison (Play-by-Play) and Chip Baker (Color)
ACC Network Extra – 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 21, 2018
Shawn Davison (Play-by-Play) and Chip Baker (Color)
ACC Network Extra – 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, April 22, 2018
Shawn Davison (Play-by-Play) and Chip Baker (Color)
ACC Network Extra – 1:00 p.m.

PITCHING MATCHUPS
Friday – LHP Drew Parrish (FSU) vs. LHP Jeb Bargfeldt (UM)
          Parrish – 2-0, 2.98 ERA;  Bargfeldt – 2-3, 3.94 ERA

Saturday – RHP CJ Van Eyk (FSU) vs. RHP Evan McKendry (UM)
          Van Eyk – 1-0, 3.68 ERA; McKendry – 5-5, 3.52 ERA

Sunday – RHP Andrew Karp (FSU) vs. RHP Andrew Cabezas (UM)
          Karp – 7-3, 2.75 ERA; Cabezas – 4-4, 4.30 ERA

Parrish remains at the front of the rotation this weekend with RHP Cole Sands (biceps) still rehabbing his injury. Head coach Mike Martin announced that Sands is available out of the bullpen for Sunday’s finale.

Freshman Van Eyk will make his third career start on Saturday and Karp, FSU’s former mid-week starter, will make his second weekend start of the season.

Van Eyk took the hill last Saturday at Fenway Park and lasted just two innings after surrendering four earned runs to Boston College. The freshman hurler picked up four strikeouts in his outing, which brings him to 33 on the season with 29.1 innings pitched.

Karp got the nod in the series finale against Boston College last Sunday, and helped secure the Seminoles a sweep with a six-inning, one-run performance that came with seven strikeouts. The Winter Garden, Fla., native is now the owner of a team-best 2.75 ERA and is looking for his eighth win of the season.

WELLS LOOKS TO STAY HOT
Outfielder Steven Wells was named the Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Week on Monday after hitting .824 (14-for-17) with seven RBI, 11 runs scored and six walks in five games against Stetson and Boston College last week.

Wells also earned recognition on Tuesday from the NCBWA as the National Player of the Week, FSU’s third player to earn the award over the past four years (DJ Stewart, 2015; Dylan Busby, 2017). Wells’ on-base percentage is currently sitting at a team-high .487.

MARTIN CLOSING IN ON RECORD
Head coach Mike Martin is just 3 wins away from becoming college baseball’s winningest coach. Martin is 1,973-707-4 over 39 seasons at Florida State and trails the late Augie Garrido (1,975) for the most in NCAA history. Martin’s .736 career winning percentage is the best among active coaches.

Martin and Miami head coach Jim Morris, the first assistant coach Martin hired at FSU in 1980, are the two winningest active coaches in college baseball (Martin, 1,973; Morris, 1,583).

Garrido passed away March 15, leading Martin to say, “College baseball and the world lost one of the finest men in our coaching profession. Augie dedicated his life to making young men better people. He will be deeply missed by myself and many others.”

WEEKEND HIGHLIGHTS
If Martin breaks the all-time wins record at a home game, a short post-game ceremony will take place after the game.

The Animals of Section B will be recognized for 40 years of fandom during Saturday’s game.

For more information on Florida State baseball, check Seminoles.com for the latest news and scheduling information, or keep up with the team on social media through Twitter (@FSUBaseball), Facebook (/FSUBaseball), and Instagram (@NoleBaseball).

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