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2018 Game Notes

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – No. 18 Florida State (24-12) is looking to build on a 13-game winning streak against Stetson (28-8) when the teams square off Tuesday and Wednesday at Dick Howser Stadium in Tallahassee. FSU has dropped five straight entering the two-game set, while the Hatters have won eight of 10.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Jason Leturmy (PxP) and Chip Baker (Color)
ACC Network Extra – 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Jason Leturmy (PxP) and Chip Baker (Color)
ACC Network Extra – 4:00 p.m.

After the series against the Hatters, Florida State will head to Boston for a three-game series against Boston College. Saturday’s game will be played at Fenway Park as part of the Eagles’ annual ALS Awareness Game.

FSU and Stetson will wrap the regular season series next Tuesday in a game in DeLand.

Tuesday – RHP Andrew Karp (FSU) vs. RHP Joey Gonzalez (Stetson)
          Karp – 5-3, 3.19 ERA; Gonzalez – 6-2, 1.49 ERA

Wednesday – LHP Austin Pollock (FSU) vs. TBA (Stetson)
          Pollock – 2-3, 5.49 ERA

Karp was scheduled to start FSU’s series finale against Duke on Sunday before that game was rained out. Karp is 5-3 as FSU’s midweek starter in 2018 and his 3.19 ERA is second among FSU’s starting pitchers.

Karp was replacing Pollock, who will pitch Wednesday’s finale. Pollock has made seven starts on the year, all as part of the weekend rotation.

Karp is 1-0 against Stetson, picking up a win in five innings pitched in his only appearance against the Hatters in 2016. Pollock, a true freshman, has never faced the Hatters.

Head coach Mike Martin is just 8 wins away from becoming college baseball’s winningest coach. Martin is 1,968-706-4 over 39 seasons at Florida State and trails the late Augie Garrido (1,975) for the most in NCAA history. Martin’s .736 career winning percentage is the best among active coaches.

Martin is 30-4 against Stetson. The teams have met every year since 2010 and FSU has not lost to Stetson in Tallahassee since 2011. The 13-game winning streak against Stetson is the longest in series history after FSU won both games in 2017.

Garrido passed away March 15, leading Martin to say, “College baseball and the world lost one of the finest men in our coaching profession. Augie dedicated his life to making young men better people. He will be deeply missed by myself and many others.”

For more information on Florida State baseball, check Seminoles.com for the latest news and scheduling information, or keep up with the team on social media through Twitter (@FSUBaseball), Facebook (/FSUBaseball), and Instagram (@NoleBaseball).

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