Feb. 26, 2004
#22 Florida State (7-3)
Florida State moved up to No. 22 in the Baseball Weekly/ESPN Coaches poll after after sweeping a three-game series with Oral Roberts last weekend. Right fielder Matt Sauls’ RBI-single through the left side in the bottom of the ninth propelled FSU to a 4-3 win Sunday for the sweep. Senior right-hander Eddie Cannon (3-0) and junior third baseman Gibbs Chapman were named ACC Pitcher and Player of the week on Monday. Cannon went 2-0 last week and tied his career-high with nine strikeouts in each of the two starts. Chapman, who leads the team with a .450 batting average on the season, hit .750 in four games last week with two home runs.
Fri. So. 6-4 230 LHP #35 Hunter Jones (1-0, 2.57 ERA, 24 K)
Sat. Sr. 6-0 180 RHP #29 Eddie Cannon (3-0, 2.29 ERA, 24 K)
Sun. So. 6-5 215 RHP #21 Mark Sauls (0-1. 4.85 ERA, 11 K)
The Bulldogs won their first two games of the season last weekend against Georgia State by scores of 9-3 & 5-2. UNC-Asheville lost three games at East Carolina (1-4, 0-8 & 2-6) to open the 2004 season. The Bulldogs are led by sophomore second baseman David Williams, who is hitting .400 (8-for-20) on the year with one home run.
Fri. Sr. 6-4 215 RHP #22 Steve Cook (1-0, 1.50 ERA, 11K)
Sat. Sr. 6-4 190 RHP #21 Aaron Rembert (1-1, 2.61 ERA, 11K)
The Florida State-UNC-Asheville Series
The Seminoles lead the all-time series with the Bulldogs 9-0, dating back to 1994. The last meeting came in 1997 in Tallahassee with FSU winning the two-game series 11-2 & 8-5.