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FSU vs. Hofstra Preview

Feb. 25, 2010

UPDATE: No. 2 Florida State (3-0) and Hofstra (0-3) will play a doubleheader on Saturday, February 27 beginning at 12 noon on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium. Game two will follow 30 minutes after the completion of game one.

Fans holding tickets for both Friday and Saturday’s regular scheduled games will be good for admittance to both games of the doubleheader on Saturday as the stadium will not be cleared following the completion of game one.

Release 3: Hofstra Game Notes in PDF Format

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Following a wash out of Wednesday’s mid-week contest against North Florida, second-ranked Florida State (3-0) returns to the diamond this weekend on Mike Marin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium for a three-game series against the Hofstra Pride (0-3).

The meeting between these two schools marks the third time in the last four years these two teams have squared off in a weekend series. The Seminoles are undefeated in the series having won all seven previous meetings. FSU has outscored Hofstra 80-24 in the series as the Seminole pitching staff has held the Pride offense to three runs or less in all but two games.



#2 Florida State (3-0)(0-0) vs. Hofstra (0-3)(0-0 CAA)

Saturday, February 27th, 2010 (12:00 p.m.)

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Series Record
 Florida State leads 7-0
 Seminoles lead 7-0 in Tallahassee
 Current Streak
 Florida State has won seven in a row
 Last Meeting
 February 22nd, 2009: Florida State defeated Hofstra 10-4 in Tallahassee
 Probable Starters – Saturday
  •  Hofstra – LHP, Joe Burg (0-0)


FSU opened the 2009 campaign with a four-game sweep of Hofstra. Last year’s Saturday doubleheader was a tail of two stories as the Garnet and Gold scored a series-high 21 runs in game 1, while game 2 resulted in a one-run victory (3-2). The Seminoles were impressive on both sides of the ball during their four-game sweep of Hofstra to open the season a year ago. FSU hit .373 as a team tallying 50 hits including 17 for extra bases (12 doubles, four home runs). Defensively, the Seminoles posted a .975 fielding percentage. All four starting pitchers picked up a win as the team finished with a 3.18 ERA.

Senior Ohmed Danesh has had his way with the Pride over the years posting a career .563 batting average (9-for-16) with four doubles, one home run, eight RBI and three runs. Mike McGee, Stuart Tapley, Rafael Lopez and Danesh have all hit a home run against Hofstra.

Hofstra, under the direction of second year head coach Patrick Anderson, went 0-3 to open the 2010 season falling to Troy in a three-game set. The Pride was outscored 48-7 by the Trojans. Senior Ethan Paquette led the Pride in their opening series against Troy finishing the weekend hitting .364 with a double.

The Seminoles soared to No. 2 in the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Top 30 poll after taking all three games from Georgia State last weekend. The ranking is the highest for the Garnet and Gold since checking in at the same spot (No. 2) in both the NCBWA and Baseball America polls back on May 26, 2008.

Florida State Seminole Baseball Information
Saturday, February 27, 12:00 pm – Game 1
Florida State – LHP, Sean Gilmartin (1-0) vs. Hofstra – LHP, Joe Burg (0-0)
Live Stats – Gametracker
Radio – 100.7 FM/Seminoles.com
Webcast – Seminoles.com All-Access

Saturday, February 27 – Game 2, 30 minutes following Game 1
Florida State – LHP, John Gast (1-0) vs. Hofstra – RHP, Cody Normand (0-1)
Live Stats – Gametracker
Radio – 100.7 FM/Seminoles.com
Webcast – Seminoles.com All-Access

Sunday, February 28, 1:00 pm
Florida State – RHP, Geoff Parker (0-0) vs. Hofstra – RHP, Kevin Rigopoulos (0-1)
Live Stats – Gametracker
Radio – 100.7 FM/Seminoles.com

For complete notes on this weekend’s series against Hofstra see the PDF listed above.

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