TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The sixth-ranked Florida State baseball team looks to maintain its first place lead in the ACC Atlantic Division standings this weekend when it heads to Winston-Salem, N.C., for a three-game series with Wake Forest. FSU is 22-9 overall and 9-2 in the ACC, while the Demon Deacons enter the series 20-16 overall and 5-10 in the Atlantic Division, which has them in seventh in the division.
Florida State owns an 86-23 (.789 winning percentage) record all-time against Wake Forest, including a 27-8 mark on the road. It is the first time that the Seminoles have played in Winston-Salem since April 18-20, 2014, where they won two out of three in the series.
The first game of the series at Gene Hooks Field at Wake Forest Baseball Park, set for Friday evening at 6 p.m., will feature Florida State redshirt senior Mike Compton (4-1, 3.66 ERA) and the Demon Deacons’ Parker Dunshee (4-3, 3.66).
That is followed by a Saturday afternoon game, scheduled for 4 p.m., that pits Seminole sophomore right hander Drew Carlton (4-2, 3.41 ERA) against Drew Loepprich (2-1, 3.92).
The two teams complete the series at 1 p.m. on Sunday in a pitching matchup that includes FSU’s Cole Sands (3-3, 4.25 ERA) and Connor Johnstone (1-3, 5.74).
The game is broadcast as part of the ESPN3 package with commentary from Stan Cotton (play-by-play) and Lary Sorensen (color).
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