TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The No. 21 Florida State baseball team (8-3) opens ACC action against Pitt (7-6) this weekend at Dick Howser Stadium. Friday night’s game will start at 6:00 p.m. with Saturday’s game slated for 3 p.m. and Sunday’s match-up at 1:00 p.m.
Florida State will retire Buster Posey’s Number 8 jersey in a pregame ceremony starting at 2:30 p.m., prior to the start of Saturday’s game. Posey, who was a two-time All-American catcher for the Seminoles in 2007 and 2008, won countless collegiate awards while playing for the Noles and then went on to become a three-time World Series champion with the San Francisco Giants over the course of a 12-year career.
Posey’s jersey will be the fourth retired for the Seminole baseball program joining Dick Howser, J.D. Drew and Mike Martin.
All three games this weekend will be streamed live on ACCNX. Fans in Tallahassee can listen on WFLA 100.7 FM or around the country through TuneIn or the FSU Gameday app.
Friday, March 10, 2023
6:00 p.m. – ACCNX
FSU: RHP Jackson Baumeister (1-1, 3.00 ERA) vs. Pitt: RHP Jack Sokol (2-0, 7.50 ERA)
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Saturday, March 11, 2023
3:00 p.m. – ACCNX
FSU: LHP Wyatt Crowell (2-0, 1.23 ERA) vs. Pitt: TBA
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Sunday, March 12, 2023
1:00 p.m. – ACCNX
FSU: RHP Carson Montgomery (0-0, 7.15 ERA) vs. Pitt: TBA
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After a decisive victory Tuesday night, FSU (9-3) is looking forward as they open their ACC play starting on Friday at 6:00 p.m., where they will host Pitt (7-6) for a three-game series.
The Noles’ Tuesday night game against Bethune-Cookman saw every starter in the FSU lineup have at least one hit, with Cam Smith, James Tibbs III, Colton Vincent, Nander De Sedas and Lance Trippel each having two.
Baumeister is set to make his fourth start of the season to start the series against the Panthers on Friday night. The right hander struck out four against FGCU in 2.1 innings.
Crowell earned the start on the mound for Saturday’s game after recording seven strikeouts in 5.2 innings and being credited as the winning pitcher Sunday against the Eagles. This will mark the first career start as a pitcher for the junior.
Montgomery will start for the Noles on Sunday after recording four strikeouts in 2.1 innings last Sunday against FGCU. Sunday’s game will mark the twenty-fourth career start for the Windermere, Florida, native.
Vincent pushed his hitting streak to 16 games Tuesday night, with a single in his first at-bat. His streak ties for the fourth-longest at FSU over the last 10 seasons. Vincent also added his first career triple and now leads FSU with a .439 batting average this season. FSU is Top 15 nationally in both doubles and triples, and has already matched its 2022 triple total of seven.
Smith and Tibbs also both hit their team-high fourth home runs of the season, as well as FSU hitting three home runs, which ties the season high, and marks the third time the team has done so this season.
The Noles’ are looking to replicate Tuesday night’s success as they move onto their series against Pitt. FSU leads the all-time series with Pitt, 12-5. The Panthers are led by former Florida State pitcher and pitching coach, Mike Bell, who is in his fifth season as Pitt’s head coach.
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