TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – No. 25 Florida State, winners of four straight ACC series and back in the national rankings this week, will play three midweek games against Jacksonville (doubleheader Tuesday) and at Stetson (Wednesday). The home games against the Dolphins Tuesday will begin at 2:00 p.m.; Wednesday’s game in DeLand is at 5:00 p.m.
Both games against Jacksonville will be on ACC Network Extra and Wednesday’s game vs. Stetson will be on ESPN+.
In Tallahassee, the games can be heard on the radio on 106.1 FM. Nationally, the games can be found on the FSU Gameday App.
GAME 47 – Jacksonville at Florida State (7 innings)
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
LHP Antonio Velez (FSU: 2-2, 5.33 ERA) vs. RHP Nick Love (JU: 4-2, 2.74 ERA)
ACC Network Extra – 2:00 p.m.
GAME 48 – Jacksonville at Florida State (7 innings)
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
TBA vs. TBA
ACC Network Extra – 45 minutes following game one
GAME 49 – Florida State at Stetson
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
TBA (FSU) vs. RHP Robbie Peto (SU: 0-8, 4.50 ERA)
ESPN+ – 5:00 p.m.
- Florida State won its fourth straight ACC series last weekend, winning the final two games against Pitt, coached by former Seminole Mike Bell. The Noles scored 27 runs over the final two games, with 20 hits coming in game two, the most for FSU against an ACC opponent since 2008 (21 at Wake Forest).
- The Noles four straight ACC series victories is its longest stretch since winning the first five conference series in 2015.
- Third baseman Drew Mendoza earned his first career ACC Player of the Week honor Monday after hitting 8-for-10 with 5 RBI and 6 runs scored against the Panthers. He reached base in 11 of 14 plate appearances. FSU is the only school in the ACC with four different players to earn weekly honors this season (Player of the Week: Robby Martin & Drew Mendoza; Pitcher of the Week: Conor Grady and Drew Parrish).
- J.C. Flowers became the second player in FSU history to hit 10 home runs and save 10 games in the same season. The junior has a 1.37 earned run average in 16 appearances, with 10 saves. At the plate, Flowers has 11 home runs after hitting two against Pitt in FSU’s 15-6 win. Mike McGee (13 saves, 17 home runs) is the only Nole to reach both marks in the same year when he did it in 2010.
- CJ Van Eyk did not record the win against Pitt, but he did strike out 10 batters in just 3.0 innings Saturday. The sophomore from Lutz, Fla., struck out four batters in the first inning and retired the side on strikes in the second and third before the game was postponed to Sunday due to weather. Van Eyk did not return in the resumed game.
- The Seminoles won both games against Stetson in Tallahassee on April 23 and 24, beating the Hatters 9-8 in game one and 10-4 in game two. FSU lost its only previous meeting with the Dolphins, 3-2 in 11 innings on April 2. That is FSU’s only extra-inning loss this season (2-1).
- FSU is ranked 23 in this week’s Collegiate Baseball and D1Baseball polls and 25 in the USA Today Coaches and NCBWA polls.
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