April 4, 2019

⚾: Noles Renew Rivalry with Hurricanes

Game Notes

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Florida State (18-10) renews its rivalry with Miami (18-11) this weekend, playing three games against the Hurricanes in Coral Gables beginning Friday at 7:00 p.m. at Mark Light Stadium.

All three games will stream live on ACC Network Extra. Fans in Tallahassee can listen on 106.1 FM and nationwide on the FSU Gameday App.

GAME 29 – Florida State at Miami
Friday, April 5, 2019
LHP Drew Parrish (FSU) vs. RHP Evan McKendry (UM)
ACC Network Extra – 7:00 p.m.

GAME 30 – Florida State at Miami
Saturday, April 6, 2019
RHP CJ Van Eyk (FSU) vs. RHP Chris McMahon (UM)
ACC Network Extra – 7:00 p.m.

GAME 31 – Florida State at Miami
Sunday, April 7, 2019
LHP Shane Drohan (FSU) vs. RHP Brian Van Belle (UM)
ACC Network Extra – 1:00 p.m.

Parrish and Van Eyk were both brilliant against the Hurricanes last season in Tallahassee. Parrish struck out 13 batters and allowed just four hits over 8.0 innings in FSU’s 2-0 Friday night win. Cal Raleigh’s two-run home run in the first inning was the difference in the game. On Saturday, Van Eyk struck out 10 in 7.1 innings (still both career highs) and allowed just one Raymond Gil home run in FSU’s 10-1 victory.

Drohan has not faced the Hurricanes.

Mike Salvatore started the first 27 games of 2019 at shortstop before flipping the diamond and starting at shortstop Tuesday against Jacksonville. For the season, Salvatore is hitting .310 with seven doubles (second on team), two triples (first) and four home runs (fifth). The senior already has more RBI in 28 games (28) than he did in 62 games as a junior (27). His two-run home runs against Florida (March 26) and Jacksonville (April 2) provided the only FSU runs in each game.

Florida State ranks ninth nationally with 37 home runs and the Seminoles. Five Seminoles have hit at least four home runs, highlighted by junior Drew Mendoza’s team-high eight. Freshman Elijah Cabell has six home runs, with his latest coming to straightaway center field against Notre Dame.

Cooper Swanson and J.C. Flowers each have five home runs in 2019. Both players had just two home runs in their careers entering this season.

After hitting just one in his first year in Tallahassee in 2018, Mike Salvatore has four this season.

Head coach Mike Martin, the winningest coach in college baseball history, reached another milestone on March 9 with his 2,000th career win in FSU’s 5-2 victory over Virginia Tech. His career record of 2,005-723-4 and .735 winning percentage are the best among active coaches.

Last season, Martin passed the late Augie Garrido for the most wins in college baseball history. Florida State and Martin announced last June that 2019 would be the legendary coach’s 40th and final season leading the Noles.

Florida State hosts the Florida Gators in the Fresh From Florida Sunshine Showdown Tuesday, April 9 at 6:00 p.m.

The game will stream live on the ACC Network Extra. Fans can listen to Eric Luallen in Tallahassee on the radio at 106.1 FM or nationwide on the FSU Gameday App.

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

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