TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – No. 24 Florida State (16-13, 11-10 ACC) opens a three-game series this weekend against Boston College (14-16, 4-14) at Dick Howser Stadium. The Seminoles lead the all-time series against the Eagles, 34-7, including a 15-5 mark in Tallahassee.
All three games will stream on ACC Network Extra and fans can also listen on the radio in Tallahassee on 100.7 FM or nationwide through Tunein or the FSU Gameday App.
Florida State is led by Parker Messick on Friday night. Messick leads the Atlantic Coast Conference with 69 strikeouts and is fourth in the league with a 2.60 earned run average. On Wednesday, Messick was one of 45 players nationally named to the Golden Spikes Award watch list. The Golden Spikes Award is given annually to the nation’s top player.
Bryce Hubbart and Conor Grady round out the rotation for the seventh consecutive weekend. Florida State leads the ACC with a combined 3.26 earned run average and have struck out 344 batters, most in the league and sixth nationally.
Offensively, the Seminoles are led by catcher Mat Nelson. Nelson leads the ACC and is ranked in the Top 10 nationally in home runs (13) and runs batted in (39). He also ranks in the top 10 in the country in home runs per game (5th), RBI per game (8th) and slugging percentage (10th, .780).
Right fielder Robby Martin leads FSU with a .330 batting average after going 3-for-4 Tuesday night at No. 18 Florida. Martin accounted for all three of the Seminoles’ hits, including an RBI double in the fourth inning that was the 100th run batted in of his career.
Elijah Cabell has hit a home run in seven of his past 10 games and has eight on the season. The Seminoles lead the ACC with 41 home runs this year.
Senior reliever Chase Haney has appeared in five consecutive games and seven of the past eight for FSU. Haney leads the country with 21 appearances this season and is eight shy of tying the all-time pitching appearance mark in FSU history.
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