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🍢 vs. 🔵😈 | No. 10 FSU Hosts No. 12 Duke

2018 Game Notes

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – No. 10 Florida State (24-10, 8-7 ACC) looks to snap a three-game losing streak this weekend against No. 12 Duke (28-7, 10-5 ACC). It is the first meeting between the teams in Tallahassee since 2014. FSU beat the Blue Devils in the ACC Tournament semifinals in 2017.

BROADCAST SCHEDULE
Friday, April 13, 2018
Shawn Davison (PxP) and Chip Baker (Color)
ACC Network Extra – 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 14, 2018
Eric Luallen (PxP)
ACC Network Extra – 2:00 p.m.

Sunday, April 15, 2018
Shawn Davison (PxP) and Chip Baker (Color)
ACC Network Extra – 1:00 p.m.

PITCHING MATCHUPS
Friday – RHP Cole Sands (FSU) vs. LHP Adam Laskey (Duke)
          Sands – 6-1, 4.82 ERA; Laskey – 5-2, 4.17 ERA

Saturday – LHP Drew Parrish (FSU) vs. LHP Mitch Stallings (Duke)
          Parrish – 2-0, 2.47 ERA; Stallings – 3-2, 4.36 ERA

Sunday – RHP Andrew Karp (FSU) vs. TBA (Duke)
          Karp – 5-3, 3.19 ERA

Karp’s Sunday start will be his second of the week after starting Tuesday’s game against No. 1 Florida and throwing four innings. Karp has been the Seminoles midweek starter throughout the season and is repleacing Austin Pollock, who has started the third game of the weekend series for the majority of the season.

Sands pitched a career-high 7.0 innings last Friday at Georgia Tech, moving him to 6-1 on the year, tied with Georgia Tech’s Xzavion Curry for the ACC lead in wins. Sands has thrown seven innings each of his past two appearances (home vs. Louisville), the most in his career.

Sands is 1-1 in his career against Duke. He pitched a then-career-high 6.2 innings, allowing just two hits, zero runs and eight strikeouts, against the Blue Devils in FSU’s 5-1 win in the ACC Tournament in 2017.

ACTION PACKED WEEKEND FOR FSU ATHLETICS
Thanks to the FSU football spring game taking place Saturday evening, Saturday’s start time was moved up to 2:00 p.m. Along with the football game taking place that night, the Monk Bonasorte Award will be presented to former FSU President T.K. Wetherell during the second inning of Saturday’s game.

This weekend is also ACC Sportsmanship Week and the teams will shake hands on the field prior to Friday’s matchup.

Prior to Saturday’s game, FSU baseball alumni will be recognized on the field.

MARTIN CLOSING IN ON RECORD
Head coach Mike Martin is just 8 wins away from becoming college baseball’s winningest coach. Martin is 1,968-704-4 over 39 seasons at Florida State and trails the late Augie Garrido (1,975) for the most in NCAA history. Martin’s .737 career winning percentage is the best among active coaches.

Martin is 63-13 against the Blue Devils.

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.”

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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