July 6, 2010
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – With another college baseball season in the books, it is time once again to reflect on the highlights from the 2010 Florida State baseball season. From a trip to Omaha in the final season of the College World Series in Rosenblatt Stadium, to another 40-win season, the 2010 baseball season was filled with plenty of excitement from beginning to end.
Join Seminoles.com as we take a look back at the 2010 season with a Florida State Season In Review:
* Florida State made its 20th trip to the College World Series in 2010 and second in the last three years. The Seminoles own an all-time record of 26-40 at the CWS. Fourteen of the 20 trips made by Florida State out to Omaha have been under the direction of head coach Mike Martin. Under Martin, the Seminoles have posted a record of 18-28. Since expanding the bracket to 64 teams and naming national seeds beginning in 1999, this year marked the first time in the last four trips to Omaha that FSU advanced to the CWS as an unseeded team.
* Florida State made its 33rd consecutive trip to the NCAA Tournament in 2010 and 48th appearance overall, which is the second-most ever trailing only Texas. The Seminoles and Longhorns are the only two schools to make 40 or more tournament appearances. FSU is 163-109 all-time in NCAA Tournament play, a record that includes 20 trips to the College World Series (26-40). Florida State registered its 137th win all-time in Regional/Super Regional play with a game three victory over Vanderbilt to clinch the Super Regional. The mark ties Texas for the most wins by any school in Regional/Super Regional action in D1 history. No team has played more NCAA Tournament games than FSU with 209 in program history.
* After dropping the opening game of the ACC Tournament in Greensboro, N.C. to Miami, the Seminoles tallied three straight victories, including a win over top-ranked Virginia, to finish the weekend with a 3-1 record. With an 8-3 victory over NC State in the finals, FSU improved to 5-4 all-time in the ACC Championship game, while securing its first conference title in the state of North Carolina (1-3). It marked the fifth conference crown for the Seminoles since joining the ACC in 1992 and first since defeating Georgia Tech in Salem, Va., in 2004.
* For the second year in a row, Florida State had four student-athletes register double-digit home runs. It marked the first time such a feat has been performed in back-to-back seasons in school history. Mike McGee led the team in home runs for the second consecutive season blasting 17 round trippers in 2010. Tyler Holt (13), Stephen Cardullo (11) and Sherman Johnson (10) joined McGee among this elite group.
* The win over top-ranked Virginia in the second game of the ACC Tournament in Greensboro, N.C., for the Seminoles marked win No. 40 on the year. FSU has reached the 40-win plateau 38 times in school history including a current streak of 33 years in a row.
* Florida State and Duke led all schools with six student-athletes honored on the 2010 ACC All-ACC Academic Team. It marks the third time in the last four years that the Seminoles have led the conference in this category. The six honorees include Tyler Everett (Junior, Finance), John Gast (Junior, Marketing), Tyler Holt (Junior, Sport Management), James Ramsey (Sophomore, Finance), Devon Travis (Freshman, Finance) and Stuart Tapley (Junior, Finance). Both Holt and Tapley are two-time honorees.
* Florida State, co-champions of the Atlantic Division in the ACC, placed two student-athletes on this year’s All-ACC first and second teams as announced by the league office. Tyler Holt (OF) and Mike McGee (UT) represented the Seminoles on this year’s All-Conference teams as both landed a spot on the All-ACC first time marking the 17th consecutive season that Florida State has at had at least one student-athlete named to the league’s first team. Both Holt and McGee also garnered All-America honors in 2010. McGee was named a first team All-American by Baseball America and the NCBWA and to the third team by Collegiate Baseball. Holt was a consensus second team All-American.
* In commemorating the final season that the College World Series will be played in Omaha’s Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium, the NCAA announced a 28-member CWS Legends Team. Florida State’s J.D. Drew was named to this historic team.
* Sunday, Sunday, Sunday…just how much do the Seminoles love to play on Sunday? I can give you 17 good reasons. Florida State finished the season a perfect 17-0 on Sunday’s including 10-0 when donning the Sunday gold uniforms at home. The Seminoles averaged over 10 runs a game when playing on Sunday while outscoring the opposition 173-90. FSU claimed its fifth ACC title in school history, wrapped up the Norwich Regional with a victory over Oregon and booked their 20th trip to Omaha with a game three winner-take-all victory over Vanderbilt in the Super Regionals all on Sunday.
See the attached pdf at the top of the page for all the final news and notes from the 2010 season.