May 26, 2005
Jacksonville, FL – The last time the 13th-ranked Seminole baseball team faced off with Georgia Tech in the ACC Tournament they left the field in Salem, VA with their fourth ACC Title in tow. While tonight’s game may not be for all the marbles, it will set the winner up in great position to make another run at the championship. The winner of tonight’s match up will be able to take Friday off and moves into the semi-final Saturday at 1:00 p.m.
“We know Georgia Tech is going to be a very good opponent as is everyone we have played in the ACC this year,” said head coach Mike Martin. “I am very excited about being able to play tonight and we will see what happens.”
Tech, ranked as high as seventh in this week’s polls, swept FSU in the ACC regular season series this year in Atlanta. The Yellow Jackets will throw Blake Wood (9-1, 3.32 ERA) and the Seminoles will counter with Mark Sauls (6-1, 3.63). Sauls did not start in that series while Wood picked up the win in Sunday’s game going six innings and giving up four runs. The only Seminole to record a multi-hit game that day versus Wood was Gibbs Chapman who went 3-for-5 with two RBIs.
Last year the team’s met three times in the ACC Tournament with FSU taking the final two games to win the title after the Jackets knocked FSU off in the second round of the tournament. Overall, FSU leads the series 5-4 in ACC Tournament play. The only time the teams met in a tournament game played in Florida was in 2002 when FSU defeated the Yellow Jackets 7-4 in St. Petersburg to move to the finals where they eventually won their third conference crown.
If you aren’t lucky enough to be in Jacksonville for the ACC Baseball Championship, it is easier than ever to follow the Seminoles this year. Fans can watch the game live through Internet Video (CLICK HERE), listen to Steve Melewski’s live audio broadcast (CLICK HERE) or follow all the action on Game Tracker (CLICK HERE). All three options are free.