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Eight-Game Home Stand Begins Tonight As FSU Hosts Jacksonville

May 7, 2008

FSU Baseball Release No. 19 in PDF Format

Tallahassee, Fla. – Florida State and Jacksonville meet for the second time this year as the Seminoles defeated the Dolphins 7-5 in Jacksonville back on April 2. The two teams split a two-game home and home set last year as each team won on their home turf.

In a series dating back to 1960, the Seminoles lead the all-time series 112-34, while maintaining a mark of 73-10 in games played at Dick Howser Stadium. Florida State is riding a 25-game win streak over JU on its home turf. The last Jacksonville victory in Tallahassee came on May 1, 1991 as the Dolphins won 7-4. During this streak, FSU has outscored JU 203-67 as the Seminoles have held the Dolphins to two runs or fewer 12 times including a pair of shutouts.

Florida State Seminole Baseball Information
Wednesday, May 7, 6:00 pm
Florida State – RHP, Mike McGee (6-1) vs. Jacksonville – RHP, Carson Andrew (5-2)
Live Stats: Gametracker
Radio – 1270 the Team: Listen Live
Webcast – ACC Select: Watch the Game Live!

Against The Dolphins
In FSU’s 7-5 victory back on April 2, the Garnet and Gold registered a season-high nine stolen bases on Wednesday with Tyler Holt, Jason Stidham, Luke Smierciak and Jack Rye each registering a pair. Holt stole home in the top of the seventh leading to a three-run inning which gave the Seminoles the lead for good. It was the most stolen bases in a game for Florida State since swiping eight against West Virginia back on March 6, 2004.

Tommy Oravetz led the Seminole offense in the win going 2-for-5 with two runs and an RBI. Tony Delmonico and Ohmed Danesh also registered two hits, while Holt reached base on a single and a hit by pitch. Mike McGee went 6.2 innings to run his record to 4-1 on the year. The freshman right hander gave up four runs, three earned, on six hits. He struck out four and walked a season-low one batter. Buster Posey pitched the ninth for his fourth save.

The Seminoles posted a 1.06 ERA against Jacksonville a season ago limiting the Dolphins to just two earned runs in 17 innings of work. Bo O’Dell started one game and got the win working six innings allowing one run on five hits while striking out three. Jimmy Marshall has three career appearances vs. JU working 5.1 innings in relief. He has not allowed a run while giving up just one hit in his career against the Dolphins. He has tallied three strikeouts.

Offensively, Buster Posey is a .355 (11-for-31) lifetime hitter against JU with nine runs, five RBIs and four doubles. In his first season, Jason Stidham went 3-for-9 with an RBI. In game number one this year, Stidham went 1-for-2 with a run, an RBI and two walks.

The Seminoles In Non-Conference Action
Jacksonville is the second to last non-conference opponent remaining on the 2008 regular season docket. The Seminoles will wrap-up their out-of-conference schedule with four games against Savannah State beginning Friday, May 9 in Tallahassee. FSU is 18-2 in non-conference action including a perfect 6-0 versus schools from the Atlantic Sun Conference after sweeping a four game series from Stetson, taking a home victory against North Florida and one game on the road earlier in the year at Jacksonville. Over the last three years, Florida State has posted a record of 96-26 against non-league opponents featuring a mark of 24-1 against teams from the Atlantic Sun.

Posey In Rare Company
Buster Posey is having one of those seasons that many college baseball players only dream of having. The junior catcher leads the ACC in hitting with a .464 average, a mark that also sits second nationally. Posey also sits atop the conference in five more offensive categories while ranking in the top 10 in five others. On top of that he is also batting .477 in 27 league games to pace the ACC. When comparing his numbers nationally, Posey is the only player to rank in the top 5 in on-base percentage (1st), batting average (2nd), slugging percentage (2nd), hits (3rd) and total bases (4th).

A Perfect 9-for-9 In Stolen Bases
Florida State set a season-high for stolen bases back on Wednesday, April 2 against Jacksonville as the Seminoles were a perfect 9-for-9 in the stolen base category. Tyler Holt, Jason Stidham, Jack Rye and Luke Smierciak each swiped a pair of bases while Tony Delmonico had one. Holt broke a 2-2 tie in the top of the seventh as he successfully stole home. The nine stolen bases were the most in one game since FSU registered eight against West Virginia back on March 6, 2004. Entering Wednesday’s contest against Jacksonville, Florida State had 18 steals in 33 attempts with a season-high of three against Duquesne. The school record for the most stolen bases in a game is 11 set three times – Virginia (1994), Richmond (1986) and Stetson (1957).

For Complete Notes please see the above PDF.

Wacky Wednesday Promotion
Help celebrate his wedding anniversary this Wednesday Night.

The FSU baseball team invites fans out to another Wacky Wednesday promotion at Dick Howser Stadium this Wednesday when the Noles take on the Jacksonville Dolphins at 6pm. It’s Chip Baker Day as we celebrate Chip and Julie’s 17th wedding anniversary at the very location where the two tied the knot back in 1991. The first 300 fans shorter than Chip Baker at the ticket office will be admitted FREE! There will also be a special $2 concession menu offered to all fans.

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