April 17, 2019

⚾: Noles Hit Road to Face Cavaliers

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Coming off a three-game sweep of No. 16 Clemson, Florida State (22-13, 10-8 ACC) heads to Virginia for a Thursday-Saturday series against the Cavaliers (22-16, 8-10). The teams last met in the regular season in 2017 and FSU has not played on Davenport Field in Charlottesville since 2015.

Game Notes

Florida State beat Virginia in the 2018 ACC Tournament, winning on a walk-off double from Reese Albert.

Fans will be able to watch all three games this weekend on ACC Network Extra.

In Tallahassee, the game can be found on the radio on 106.1 FM. Nationally, the game can be found on the FSU Gameday App.

GAME 36 – Florida State at Virginia
Thursday, April 18, 2019
LHP Drew Parrish (FSU: 4-3, 5.12 ERA) vs. RHP Mike Vasil (UVA: 1-3, 4.95 ERA)
ACC Network Extra – 6:00 p.m.

GAME 37 – Florida State at Virginia
Friday, April 19, 2019
RHP CJ Van Eyk (FSU: 4-3, 4.47 ERA) vs. RHP Noah Murdock (UVA: 2-3, 4.99 ERA)
ACC Network Extra – 6:00 p.m.

GAME 38 – Florida State at Virginia
Saturday, April 20, 2019
TBA (FSU) vs. RHP Griff McGarry (UVA: 2-5, 4.09 ERA)
ACC Network Extra – 1:00 p.m.

Virginia won two of three games in Tallahassee two seasons ago. The Cavaliers enter Thursday’s game having been swept at home by Miami last weekend. They won their midweek game against Radford, 6-3, Tuesday evening.

Florida State’s sweep against Clemson was its first in ACC play this season and its first against an ACC team in Tallahassee since 2016. Starting pitchers Drew Parrish and CJ Van Eyk each made their longest appearances of the season, throwing 8.0 innings in Friday and Saturday’s games against the Tigers. The last time FSU had back-to-back starts of at least 8.0 innings was in 2005.

Parrish set season highs with eight innings pitched and 12 strikeouts in Friday’s opener against Clemson. The junior captain allowed just three hits, no runs and one walk in his most dominant outing of the season.

The Seminoles outscored the Tigers 28-8 in the series, including a dominant 16-2 win to claim the series on Saturday. Behind a four-home run effort, including two from junior J.C. Flowers, FSU scored its most runs against Clemson since a 20-5 win in 1997.

Sophomore pitcher Conor Grady is the reigning ACC Pitcher of the Week after throwing 12.1 innings and allowing just three hits while striking out 20 last week. Against Florida on Tuesday, in his second career start, Grady allowed just one unearned run in 7.0 innings while striking out nine. On Sunday, in relief of starting pitcher Shane Drohan, Grady pitched 5.1 innings and struck out 11, the most for an FSU reliever since 1997.

In 2015, during FSU’s last visit to Charlottesville, the Seminoles dropped the opener before winning the final two games and claiming the series victory. Virginia went on to win its first National Championship that season.

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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