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No. 24 Florida State Baseball Set To Take On Jacksonville In Split Split Series This Weekend

Feb. 12, 2004

Florida State vs. Jacksonville Baseball Release
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#24 Florida State (2-3)

Florida State dropped to No. 24 in Baseball Weekly Coaches poll after losing three games at then-No. 7 Arizona State, including a pair of one-run losses. Sophomore left-hander Hunter Jones has been impressive in his first two starts with 11 strikeouts and no earned runs in 11 innings of work. Jones, who has yet to record a decision, will start Saturday against Jacksonville. Senior Eddie Cannon has served as the No. 2 starter through the first two series and will get the start Sunday at JU. Freshman Ryne Malone leads the team with a .500 average in limited action and is followed by second baseman Bryan Zech (.389). Stephen Drew, Eddy Martinez-Esteve and Derrick Smith are tied for the team lead with two home runs apiece.

Pitching Rotation

Sat. So. 6-4 230 LHP Hunter Jones (0-0, 0.00 ERA, 11 K) Sun. Sr. 6-0 180 RHP Eddie Cannon (1-0, 2.57 ERA, 6 K)

Jacksonville (2-0)

Jacksonville opened the 2004 season with a pair of wins over Bethune-Cookman (5-0 & 7-6) last weekend. Alex Jamieson’s two-out, RBI-single in the bottom of the eighth inning on Sunday (2/8) gave the Dolphins a 7-6 win. The Dolphins are led by Jamieson who is hitting .375 with one double, a triple and three RBI.

Pitching Rotation

Sat. Jr. 6-1 190 RHP Brett Nagy (0-0, 9.64 ERA, 4 K) Sun. Jr. 6-4 195 RHP Dennis Robinson (1-0, 0.00 ERA, 4 K)

The Florida State-Jacksonville Series

Florida State leads the all-time series with Jacksonville by a 94-30 margin. The series dates back to 1964 with the two teams meeting all but one year (1992) since Mike Martin took over as head coach in 1980. FSU has a 56-17 record against the Dolphins under Martin and have won 23 of the last 24 meetings.

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