TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Looking to add to its streak of five consecutive ACC regular season titles, No. 15 Florida State (18-6) begins conference play with a three-game series against Virginia Tech (11-12) on March 16-18 on JoAnne Graf Field. The Noles and Hokies will play at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, 1:00 p.m. on Saturday and 12:00 p.m. on Sunday.
“I know everyone is excited about the challenge of this next part of our season,” said FSU head coach Lonni Alameda. “During the non-conference part, you really try to figure yourself out as a team and what direction you are going before the challenge of ACC play. Now, you know your opponent, you know what they bring and you get three games against them. Adjustments are a big part of our game, so by Saturday and Sunday you should have a game plan for what you are going to see and how you are going to attack it. Virginia Tech is playing pretty well right now, so it is going to be fun for us.”
Florida State leads the all-time series with Virginia Tech, 27-16, dating back to 2005, including a record of 10-5 in Tallahassee. The Seminoles have won nine consecutive games in the series and 15 of the last 16 games, dating back to 2012.
The Noles are currently on a 26-game winning streak in ACC play, winning all 24 conference games in 2017 and the final two of 2016. The streak is the longest conference winning streak in ACC history, and the last time FSU lost to an ACC opponent was on May 7, 2016 in a 4-0 defeat to Louisville.
Florida State is unbeaten in its last 41 conference series, posting a 37-0-4 mark against ACC foes, including 31 sweeps. Over that span, FSU has posted a 1-1 series split versus Virginia Tech (2014), at Notre Dame (2014), at Louisville (2015) and at Notre Dame (2016). The Seminoles are 107-10 in their last 117 ACC regular season games (.915%) and last lost a conference series at Maryland on May 5-6, 2012.
Florida State is also celebrating Alumni Weekend and tickets ($30) are available for the second annual Legends and Legacy Dinner on March 17. Admission is free for all home regular season games and links for live stats and FSU Softball Radio will be on the softball schedule page of Seminoles.com.
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