TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State (18-9) hosts Jacksonville (18-10) Tuesday evening in the first of two match-ups between the teams this season. The first scheduled game, in mid-February, was canceled due to rain in Jacksonville. Tuesday’s game will begin at 6:00 p.m. on Mike Martin Field at Dick Howser Stadium.
The game will stream on ACC Network Extra with Jason Leturmy and Chip Baker on the call. Fans in Tallahassee can listen on 106.1 FM and nationwide on the FSU Gameday App.
GAME 28 – Jacksonville at Florida State
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
TBA (JU) vs. J.C. Flowers (FSU)
ACC Network Extra – 6:00 p.m.
J.C. Flowers will make his first career start against his hometown Dolphins. Flowers, FSU’s usual starting centerfielder and the team’s closer, has five home runs and five saves for the Seminoles. Three times this season, Flowers has earned a save and hit a home run in the same game. That had happened only twice in school history (Buster Posey, 2008 and Mike McGee, 2010) prior to this season.
Flowers has not allowed an earned run in 8.2 innings pitched this year.
HISTORY – FSU vs. JU
Florida State holds the all-time series advantage against the Dolphins, 127-37, including winning six consecutive over the past two seasons. Under head coach Mike Martin, Florida State is 90-24 against Jacksonville.
At the plate, Flowers is 6-for-16 in four games against Jacksonville. Third baseman Drew Mendoza had two home runs and six RBI against the Dolphins in FSU’s 21-2 win over the Dolphins in 2017.
ABOUT THE DOLPHINS
Jacksonville enters Tuesday’s game with an 18-10 record and a 5-1 mark in the Atlantic Sun. The Dolphins swept Lipscomb to open conference play and won two-of-three at New Jersey Tech last week.
Dakota Julylia is the third-toughest player in the country to strike out, going down on strikes just once every 22 plate appearances. Zach Bryant has five saves for the Dolphins and Angel Camacho has 39 hits.
Florida State hits the road for a three-game series at Miami April 5-7.
All three games 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.
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