May 13, 2004
#26 Florida State (31-19, 10-8 ACC)
The Seminoles look to bounce back from a Wednesday night loss at No. 6 Florida as they return to ACC action this weekend with a three-game series against Duke. FSU took a 2-1 lead over the Gators on a solo home run by Eddy Martinez-Esteve , but UF scored two in the bottom of the ninth to take a 3-2 victory. Sunday will serve as the final regular season home game for four Florida State seniors (Eddie Cannon, Matt Sauls, Rhett James and Bryan Zech) and they will be recognized before the game. The Seminoles wrap up the regular season at Wake Forest next week and will travel straight to the ACC Tournament from Winston-Salem. FSU enters the weekend in fifth place in the conference standings with a 10-8 mark. Virginia (15-6), Georgia Tech (12-5), Clemson (12-6) and North Carolina (13-8) are currently ahead of the Tribe in league play. Martinez-Esteve leads the team in batting average (.388), home runs (13) and RBI (52).
Florida State Pitching Rotation
Duke (23-24, 7-11 ACC)
The Blue Devils had won eight of their last 10 games before being swept at Georgia Tech last weekend by scores of 9-8, 9-8 and 14-3, and losing 2-1 to High Point Wednesday. Duke is currently seventh in the ACC with a 7-11 record. LF Javier Socorro leads the conference with a .400 batting average.
Duke Pitching Rotation
Fri. Jr. 6-2 180 LHP #24 Tim Layden (5-3, 5.49 ERA, 71 K) Sat. Jr. 6-4 192 RHP #42 Greg Burke (5-5, 3.36 ERA, 64 K) Sun. Sr. 6-1 200 RHP #22 Zach Schreiber (4-3, 4.40 ERA, 67 K)
Seminoles On The Air
Lee Bowen and Jim Crosby will broadcast all three games on WFLA-1270 AM in Tallahassee. The Friday and Saturday games will also be carried on 93.3 FM. Live audio and gametracker from every FSU game, home and away, can be accessed via the web at www.seminoles.com.