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Seminoles Continue Road Trip With Two Against Stetson

April 29, 2008

FSU Baseball Release No. 17 in PDF Format

Tallahassee, Fla. – Florida State leads the all-time series 41-20 against Stetson, while posting an overall record of 13-8 inside Melching Field at Conrad Park. The Seminoles have won nine in a row in the series including the first two games played in Tallahassee back on March 25 & 26. Over the last three meetings dating back to last year’s match-up in an elimination game at the NCAA Tallahassee Regional, FSU has outscored Stetson 47-6. During FSU’s current win streak, six of the nine games have been decided by four runs or less.

The trip to Stetson is just the second visit for the Seminoles in DeLand since 1976. Back in 2005, the two schools played a pair of mid-week contests with FSU winning all four by a combined 10 runs. Both games at Stetson that year were decided by just one run. Florida State has won two in a row on the Hatters home turf.

Florida State Seminole Baseball Information
Tuesday, April 29, 7:00 pm
Florida State – RHP, Mike McGee (5-1) vs. Stetson, TBA
Live Stats: Gametracker
Radio – 1270 the Team: Listen Live
Webcast – A-Sun TV: Watch the Game Live!

Wednesday, April 30, 6:00 pm
Florida State – RHP, Bo O’Dell (4-1) vs. Stetson, TBA
Live Stats: Gametracker
Radio – 1270 the Team: Listen Live
Webcast – A-Sun TV: Watch the Game Live!

Against The Hatters
Earlier this year, the Seminoles went 2-0 against the Hatters hitting .452 as a team while posting an ERA of 2.00. FSU received quality starts from both starting pitchers in freshman right hander Mike McGee and junior right hander Bo O’Dell earlier this season. McGee went seven innings giving up two runs on five hits. O’Dell shut out the Hatters over five innings of work allowing just two hits. He struck out four and did not walk a batter. At the plate, both McGee and Tony Delmonico drove in seven runs as the two Seminole hitters combined to hit .700 in the mid-week sweep.

Last year, the Seminoles warded off elimination by downing the Hatters in the NCAA Tallahassee Regional. FSU broke the game wide open with an 11-run seventh to take a commanding lead in the game. One run was all the help Ryan Strauss needed as the right hander kept the Hatters off the scoreboard scattering six hits over seven innings of work. He struck out four and walked only one as it was the longest outing for Strauss since he threw seven innings against Virginia Tech back on April 15, 2007.

Senior Jack Rye is 11-for-21 (.524) in his career against Stetson with five sacrifice hits including three sac flies. He has posted four doubles, six runs scored and three RBIs in seven career starts. Buster Posey collected three hits last year with a double, two RBIs and two runs scored and went 3-for-6 in the two game set earlier in the year with a double and two RBIs.

Ryan Strauss is a perfect 2-0 in two appearances against Stetson. He has not given up a run in eight innings of work. In 2005, he pitched an inning and faced the minimum to pick up the win in relief. Last year, Strauss threw seven shutout innings as he struck out four and walked just one. Ryan Vigue pitched a career-high two shut out innings in game two striking out a career best three. Jimmy Marshal and Tyler Everett threw a scoreless inning in relief, while Ben Francis pitched an inning and gave up an unearned run.

The Seminoles In Non-Conference Action
Following the two road games against Stetson, the Seminoles will play five more non-conference games, all at home, against Jacksonville (1) and Savannah State (4). The Seminoles are 16-2 in non-conference action including a perfect 4-0 versus schools from the Atlantic Sun Conference after taking the first two games at home against Stetson, a home game versus North Florida and one game on the road at Jacksonville. Over the last three years, Florida State has posted a record of 94-26 against non-league opponents featuring a mark of 22-1 against teams from the Atlantic Sun.

For Complete Notes please see the above PDF.

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