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FSU vs. Duke Preview

April 15, 2010

Release 17: Duke Game Notes in PDF Format

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Following back-to-back mid-week contests against Florida and Jacksonville, the sixth-ranked Seminoles (26-8, 10-5 ACC) are back on the road this weekend as they travel to the Carolinas for the second weekend in a row.



#6 Florida State (26-8) at Duke (20-14)

Friday, April 16th, 2010 (6:00 p.m.)

USA Baseball Complex (Cary, N.C.)


Series Record
 Florida State leads 60-18
 Florida State leads 19-7 at Duke
 Current Streak
 Florida State has won one in a row
 Last Meeting
 April 1, 2007: Florida State defeated Duke 8-5 in Durham
 Probable Starters
  •  Duke- LHP Christopher Manno (1-1)


On Friday, April 16, Florida State renews its rivalry with the Duke Blue Devils (20-14, 5-10 ACC) as the two schools have not faced each other since 2007 when the Noles took 2-of-3 from the Blue Devils in Durham. This weekend’s three-game series will take place in the Town of Cary at the USA Baseball Training Complex.

The Noles are no strangers to the USA Training Complex having played North Carolina in a weekend series back in 2008. The Tar Heels won that series two games to three. Tyler Holt is also very familiar with the grounds in Cary having roamed the outfield grass as a member of Team USA last summer. With Team USA, Holt hit .371 in 22 games tallying five doubles, 14 RBI and scoring 28 runs.

Florida State leads the all-time series 60-18, while posting a mark of 19-7 when traveling to play Duke. Both teams are coming off successful conference weekends last week. FSU, who swept Wake Forest in Winston-Salem, benefited from Duke’s series victory over Clemson, where the Blue Devils took two-of-three from the Tigers, as the Seminoles are now tied atop the ACC Atlantic Division with Clemson.

Both schools are also coming off 1-1 mid-week contests as Florida State defeated Florida and fell to Jacksonville, while Duke fell to Davidson and defeated UNC Greensboro.

Florida State Seminole Baseball Information
Friday, April 16, 6:00 p.m.
Florida State – LHP, Sean Gilmartin (5-2) vs. Duke – LHP, Christopher Manno (1-1)
Radio – 1270 the Team/94.3 FM
Live Stats – Gametracker

Saturday, April 17, 2:00 p.m.
Florida State – LHP – Brian Busch (4-0) vs. Duke – RHP, Dennis O’Grady (0-2)
Radio – 100.7 FM
Live Stats – Gametracker

Sunday, April 18, 1:00 p.m.
Florida State – LHP – John Gast (4-2) vs. Duke – RHP, Chase Bebout (4-0)
Radio – 100.7 FM
Live Stats – Gametracker

For complete game notes see the PDF list above.

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