April 29, 2004
#24 Florida State (27-16, 6-6 ACC)
Florida State, ranked No. 24 in this week’s Collegiate Baseball poll, looks to bounce back after losing three games to Georgia Tech last weekend. The sweep was the first of FSU at home since the Seminoles joined the ACC in 1992. Florida State is currently tied for fifth in the conference with NC State, who also has a .500 league mark at 9-9. Two years ago at Clemson, the Seminoles recorded their first-ever sweep of the Kingsmore Stadium which clinched the ACC regular season title. Sophomore Eddy Martinez-Esteve leads the Seminoles in batting average (.382), home runs (12), doubles (13) and RBI (47).
Florida State Starting Rotation
#11 Clemson (27-14, 11-4 ACC)
The Tigers took all three games against NC State at home last weekend to improve to 11-4 and move into second in the ACC standings. Clemson has won six straight and nine of the last 10, moving up to No. 11 in this week’s Collegiate Baseball poll. Clemson has not lost a conference game at home this season with sweeps of Wake Forest, Maryland and NC State.
Clemson Starting Rotation
Sat. Jr. 6-4 205 LHP #24 Tyler Lumsden (3-2, 3.49 ERA, 54 K) Sun. So. 6-0 200 RHP #18 Jason Berken (5-1, 2.09 ERA, 37 K) Mon. So. 6-2 190 LHP #44 Robert Rohrbaugh (3-2, 2.84 ERA, 25 K)
TV & Radio
The Saturday contest will be televised as the ACC Game of the Week with Bob Rathbun and Dan Bonner calling the action. Sunday’s game will be carried live by Sunshine Network. Gene Deckherhoff (play-by-play) and Keith Jones (color) will call Sunday’s game. The three games will also be carried live on WFLA-1270 AM in Tallahassee while the Saturday night game can also be heard on 93.3 FM. Every FSU game is carried on the web at www.seminoles.com.