June 2, 2022

⚾: FSU Opens 2022 NCAA Tournament vs. UCLA

AUBURN, ALABAMA – Three-seed Florida State (33-23) will face two-seed UCLA (38-22) in the opening game of the Auburn Regional Friday afternoon at Plainsman Park. First pitch is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. Eastern on ESPN2.

Tom Hart and Kyle Peterson will call the game for ESPN2. Eric Luallen will provide radio coverage via 100.7 FM in Tallahassee or the FSU Gameday app nationwide throughout the Auburn Regional.

FRIDAY, June 3, 2022
12:00 p.m. ET
FSU: LHP Parker Messick (6-5, 3.36 ERA) vs. UCLA: RHP Max Rajcic (8-4, 3.08 ERA)
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FSU and UCLA have faced off just once before, when the Seminoles beat the Bruins 4-1 in an elimination game of the 2012 College World Series.

Florida State tied an NCAA record by reaching the NCAA Tournament for the 44th consecutive season this year. The Seminoles’ 59 all-time tournament appearances are second, behind Texas’s 61.

FSU won the 3,000th game in school history last week in the ACC Tournament, beating No. 15 Virginia 13-3 in eight innings. Florida State ranks fifth in NCAA history in total wins and is second in winning percentage at .721.

After the win against Virginia, FSU has won 10 of its past 12 games against Top 25 opponents. UCLA (19) and Auburn (25) are both ranked in the D1Baseball poll. Auburn, the top-seed in the regional and the No. 14 national seed, plays Southeastern Louisiana in the second game of the regional Friday night.

Of Note:

  • Florida State had three players make the All-ACC teams – pitcher Parker Messick (1st team), pitcher Bryce Hubbart (2nd team) and outfielder Jaime Ferrer (Freshman).
  • Messick was named a second-team All-American Thursday by Collegiate Baseball.
  • Florida State’s pitching staff leads the country with 675 strikeouts and 12.0 strikeouts per nine innings. The Noles’ 675 total strikeouts rank third in school history – 718 in 1986 (74 games) and 680 in 1994 (75 games).

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

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