May 6, 2004
#24 Florida State (29-17, 8-7 ACC)
Florida State, ranked No. 24 in this week’s Collegiate Baseball poll, continues a seven-game road trip (all vs. ranked teams) this weekend at Virginia. The Cavaliers are ranked seventh in Collegiate Baseball and are one of five ACC teams in the Top 25. The Seminoles improved to 8-7 in the conference by winning two of three at Clemson last weekend, but are currently fifth in the standings. UVa (14-4 ACC), Clemson (12-6), Georgia Tech (9-5) and UNC (11-7) are ahead of FSU. Eddy Martinez-Esteve (.384, 12 HR, 50 RBI) and Stephen Drew (.346, 11 HR, 34 RBI) pace the Seminoles offensively. Drew was named ACC Player of the Week following the Clemson series. The Seminole pitching staff will likely be without starter Hunter Jones, who left the first game against Clemson in the first inning with soreness in his left elbow.
Florida State Pitching Rotation
#7 Virginia (36-9, 14-4 ACC)
The Cavaliers were off last week, defeating Radford 3-2 in their last game on April 27. UVa has won nine consecutive ACC games to take first place in the conference standings. The Cavs are second in the ACC in team ERA (3.39) while the three starters (Dobies, Avery & Koshansky) all rank among the league’s top six in terms of individual ERA.
Virginia Pitching Rotation
Fri. Jr. 6-1 190 LHP #17 Andrew Dobies (6-1, 2.13 ERA, 80 K) Sat. So. 6-5 230 RHP #35 Matt Avery (4-2, 2.85 ERA, 37 K) Sun. Sr. 6-4 225 LHP #21 Joe Koshansky (7-1, 2.45 ERA, 62 K)
Seminoles on the Air
All three games will be carried live on WFLA-1270 AM in Tallahassee with Lee Bowen calling the action. The Friday and Saturday night games can also be heard on 93.3 FM. Live audio and gametracker from every FSU game, home and away, can be access via the web at www.seminoles.com.