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FSU vs. Maryland Preview

March 25, 2010








Release 11: Maryland Game Notes in PDF Format

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Sixth-ranked Florida State (16-4, 3-3 ACC) resumes conference play this weekend as the Seminoles welcome Maryland (9-12, 2-4 ACC) to Tallahassee for a three-game conference series beginning Friday, March 26.

FSU leads the all-time series 57-3 including a mark of 28-2 inside the friendly confines of Dick Howser Stadium. Head coach Mike Martin owns an all-time record of 53-3 against the Terps, while the Hall of Fame coach is just five wins away from reaching 1,600 for his career.

 

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#6 Florida State (16-4) vs. Maryland (9-12)

Friday, March 26th, 2010 (6:00 p.m.)

Dick Howser Stadium

Coverage:

    Series Record
     Florida State leads 57-3
     Seminoles Lead 28-2 in Tallahassee
     Current Streak
     Florida State has won 36 in a row
     Last Meeting
     Florida State defeated Maryland, 21-5, in College Park
     Probable Starters- Friday
    •  Maryland – RHP Brett Harman (3-2)

      

    The Seminoles enter this weekend’s series winners of 36 straight over the Terrapins including 17 consecutive victories in Tallahassee. The Terps last victory over Florida State came on March 26, 1998 in Tallahassee – a 14-6 Maryland win. Florida State has won all 18 series against Maryland since joining the ACC in 1992, FSU’s .950 winning percentage over Maryland is the highest among ACC opponents.

    Two years ago in Tallahassee, the Seminoles swept the three-game series against Maryland as two of the three games were decided by one-run. The series finale was won on a walk-off base hit in the bottom of the ninth with the bases loaded by then freshman Stuart Tapley. Elih Villanueva paced FSU in the series opener pitching a complete game 5-4 victory.

    Senior Stephen Cardullo hit .571 against Maryland a season ago registering eight hits in 14 at-bats in a three-game sweep in College Park. He hit three home runs, drove in eight and scored seven runs, while posting a perfect fielding percentage in 10 opportunities.
    James Ramsey was 4-for-6 with a home run, two RBI, six runs scored and five walks in two starts in College Park. As a team, Florida State hit .373 in the three-game sweep at Maryland, while the Seminole pitching staff posted a 3.00 ERA striking out 23 Terrapin hitters in 27.0 innings of work.

    Florida State Seminole Baseball Information
    Friday, March 26, 6:00 p.m.
    Florida State – LHP, Sean Gilmartin (3-1) vs. Maryland – RHP, RHP Brett Harman (3-2)
    Live Stats – Gametracker
    Radio – 1270 the Team/94.3 FM/Seminoles.com
    TV – FS Florida/FS Atlantic

    Saturday, March 27, 6:00 p.m.
    Florida State – LHP, John Gast (3-1) vs. Maryland – LHP, Adam Kolarek (1-1)
    Live Stats – Gametracker
    Radio – 100.7 FM/Seminoles.com
    TV – FS Florida/FS Atlantic

    Sunday, March 28, 1:00 pm
    Florida State – RHP, Geoff Parker (1-0) vs. Maryland – RHP, Sander Beck (0-3)
    Live Stats – Gametracker
    Radio – 100.7 FM/Seminoles.com
    Webcast – Seminoles.com All-Access

    For complete notes, see the PDF listed above

    Florida State Baseball To Join In On Tobacco Free Week

    Governor Charlie Crist has proclaimed March 21 through March 28 as Tobacco Free Florida Week to promote the Florida Quitline and local cessation services while raising awareness of the impact of secondhand smoke among at-risk populations. During the week, Floridians will be encouraged to recommend friends and loved ones to contact the Florida Quitline for help in overcoming their addition.

    “Be Free for Me” will serve as the theme for weeklong school and community-based activities and large-scale sponsorships. Tobacco Free Florida partnered with FOX Sports Florida/ Sun Sports to extend the campaign’s message even further by utilizing popular pro and college teams. Tobacco Free Florida will be the focal point of six sporting events for the following teams: Orlando Magic, Florida State University Men’s Baseball, Florida Panthers, Miami HEAT, University of Florida Men’s Baseball and Tampa Bay Lightning (see game schedule below).

    “Last year, our networks were extremely proud to work hand-in-hand with our professional and collegiate team partners across the state encouraging sports fans to live smoke free during the inaugural Tobacco Free Florida Week,” said Steve Liverani, Sr. VP/GM of FOX Sports Florida & Sun Sports. “This year, we want to reach out to those fans again, this time with the compelling message `Be Free For Me,’ providing them with the motivation and access to resources to help their families and loved ones live tobacco free. We are pleased to offer our media assets in conjunction with our team partners for the 2010 Tobacco Free Florida Week campaign.”

    During the week, the Tobacco Free Florida Street Team will be in action traveling to various events across the state, including school pep rallies featuring athletes from the Orlando Magic and Miami Heat.

    “Tobacco Free Florida Week is a statewide call to action that is essential in spreading the word about the dangers of secondhand smoke,” said Kim Berfield, Deputy Secretary of the Florida Department of Health. “By targeting collegiate and professional sporting events, the `Be Free for Me’ message will be highly visible and will attract those looking to quit or friends and family of loved ones to be referred to the services of the Florida Quitline.”

    According to the CDC, secondhand smoke is estimated to cause 50,000 deaths per year and contains more than 250 toxic chemicals including 50 that can lead to cancer. There is no safe level of secondhand smoke. Protect yourself and those around you. Refer a friend or family member to the Florida Quitline at 1.877.U.CAN.NOW or online at www.floridaquitline.com.

    Florida State’s Tyler Holt, Sean Gilmartin and Mike McGee are participating in the Tobacco Free Florida campaign this year. Fans will be treated to video messages by each of the three student-athletes throughout this weekend’s series against the Terrapins.

    For more information about Tobacco Free Florida, visit www.tobaccofreeflorida.com

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