TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – No. 18 Florida State (26-12, 8-9 ACC) looks to build on a mid-week sweep of Stetson when they visit Boston College (13-23, 5-13) for three games this weekend. Saturday’s game will be played at Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox, as part of the Eagles’ annual ALS Awareness game.
Florida State has beaten Boston College 30 of the 35 times the teams have met since BC joined the Atlantic Coast Conference in 2006. FSU has shut out the Eagles at least once in five straight seasons, including the only meeting in 2016 the last time FSU visited Boston (two games were canceled due to weather).
Friday, April 20, 2018
ACC Network Extra – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 21, 2018 – Fenway Park
Jon Sciambi (Play-by-Play), Kyle Peterson & Eduardo Perez (Color), Molly McGrath (Reporter)
ESPNU – 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 22, 2018
ACC Network Extra – 1:00 p.m.
Friday – LHP Drew Parrish (FSU) vs. RHP Jacob Stevens (BC)
Parrish – 2-0, 2.82 ERA; Stevens – 3-5, 4.28 ERA
Saturday – RHP CJ Van Eyk (FSU) vs. LHP Dan Metzdorf (BC)
Van Eyk – 1-0, 2.63 ERA; Metzdorf – 0-5, 4.70 ERA
Sunday – RHP Andrew Karp (FSU) vs. RHP Brian Rapp (BC)
Karp – 6-3, 2.89 ERA; Rapp – 3-4, 3.55 ERA
Parrish moves to the top of the rotation this weekend with RHP Cole Sands (biceps) continuing to rehab his injury. Freshman Van Eyk will make his second career start on Saturday and Karp, FSU’s mid-week starter, will make his second start of the week and first of the season on the weekend.
Karp and Van Eyk combined for a one-hit shutout Tuesday against Stetson, leading FSU to its second shutout of the season in the 4-0 win. The duo combined to strikeout 14 without allowing a walk.
OFFENSE BREAKS OUT AGAINST HATTERS
Wednesday against Stetson, Florida State hit seven home runs by six different players. Catcher Cal Raleigh had his first career multi-home run game, while Drew Mendoza, Steven Wells, Jackson Lueck, Rafael Bournigal and pitcher Cobi Johnson each had one.
For Wells, it was his third straight game with a home run, the first player since Dylan Busby in 2016 to do that in three straight games. Lueck’s home run was his team-high ninth of the year and tied his most in a season (2017). Johnson’s three-run home run came in his second career at-bat and first since his freshman season in 2015.
As a team, FSU has hit 43 home runs on the season – 7 in the first 16 games and 36 in the past 22 games.
The seven home runs were FSU’s most since hitting 7 against Miami in 2009.
MARTIN CLOSING IN ON RECORD
Head coach Mike Martin is just 6 wins away from becoming college baseball’s winningest coach. Martin is 1,970-706-4 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 30-5 against Boston College, with all 35 games coming since the Eagles joined the Atlantic Coast Conference in 2006. Away from Tallahassee, the Seminoles are 16-2 against the Eagles.
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.”
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