TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – After completing a midweek sweep of Stetson, the 10th-ranked Florida State baseball team begins a three-game home stand with Atlantic Coast Conference rival Notre Dame on Friday at 6 p.m. The remaining games will take place on Saturday, also at 6 p.m., and Sunday at 1 p.m. The weekend will also give Seminole fans an opportunity to relive memories with members of the 1965-66 College World Series teams as well as players, coaches, trainers and managers from the decade of the 1990s.
Pregame ceremonies on Saturday will recognize the seven Florida State College World Series teams from the 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998 and 1999 seasons. Those seven teams finished a combined 374-124 (.751 winning percentage) captured two ACC Championships and a Metro Conference Championship.
The Seminoles are looking to improve on their 20-6 mark on Mike Martin Field at Dick Howser Stadium against a Notre Dame team that is 6-7 on the road this year. Florida State has won its last three games against the Fighting Irish in Tallahassee and looks to avenge a sweep in South Bend, Indiana, just under a year ago.
FSU will send redshirt senior Mike Compton (4-2, 3.86) to the mound on Friday evening to face Peter Solomon (3-3, 3.82). It is Compton’s third start against Notre Dame, who is 1-1 with a career 2.45 ERA against the Irish.
Saturday’s game will feature the pitching duel of Drew Carlton (4-2, 3.57 ERA) and lefty Sean Guenther (3-3, 3.88). Carlton, who is third on the team in strikeouts (36), is in search of his first win on the mound since defeating Pittsburgh March 19.
The series draws to a close on Sunday when Florida State sends Cole Sands (3-4, 4.81 ERA) to the hill. It is the fifth ACC opponent for Sands, who is 1-1 against league schools.
All three games are being broadcast on ESPN3 with commentary from Jonathan Schillace (play-by-play) and Chip Baker (color) on Friday. The remainder of the weekend will include play-by-play from Tom Block and color commentary by Baker.
Seminole fans can always stay up-to-date with the Florida State Baseball team by following the official twitter page of the Seminoles (@FSUBaseball).