March 7, 2019

⚾️: Martin Eyes 2,000 as Noles Host Hokies

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – After a walk-off win against North Florida Wednesday, No. 6 Florida State (11-0) puts its perfect record on the line when Virginia Tech (8-3) comes to Dick Howser Stadium to open Atlantic Coast Conference play. Due to expected weather issues on Sunday, the teams will play Friday at 6:00 p.m. and a Saturday doubleheader beginning at 12:00 p.m.

Game Notes

Tickets for Saturday’s and Sunday’s games will be good for admittance for the doubleheader on Saturday. The stadium will not be cleared between games and there is no re-entry. Reserved seats for Saturday’s game will be honored for the first game and reserved seats for Sunday’s game will be honored for the second game.

Head coach Mike Martin is the winningest coach in college baseball history, passing the late Augie Garrido in May 2018. His current record is 1,998-713-4 and he needs just two wins to become the first coach to reach the 2,000 wins mark.

Florida State and Martin announced last June that 2019 would be the legendary coach’s 40th and final season leading the Noles.

GAME 12 – Virginia Tech at Florida State
Friday, March 8, 2019
LHP Drew Parrish (2-0, 3.00 ERA) vs. LHP Ian Seymour (2-0, 2.77 ERA)
ACC Network Extra – 6:00 p.m.

GAME 13 – Virginia Tech at Florida State
Saturday, March 9, 2019
RHP CJ Van Eyk (3-0, 3.00 ERA) vs. RHP Luke Scherzer (1-1, 4.76 ERA)
ACC Network Extra – 12:00 p.m.

GAME 14 – Virginia Tech at Florida State
Saturday, March 9, 2019
LHP Shane Drohan (1-0, 1.04 ERA) vs. LHP Chris Gerard (0-0, 0.64 ERA)
ACC Network Extra – Doubleheader

The Hokies took two of three the last time these teams met, in 2017 in Blacksburg. The Seminoles won the opening game before Virginia Tech took the final two in cold conditions. All-time, FSU leads the series 43-14 and have won two consecutive in Dick Howser Stadium.

FSU’s first mid-week game was a Wednesday win against North Florida, 4-3. The Ospreys struck for three runs in the first inning, but couldn’t muster anything against the FSU bullpen – four relievers combined to allow just four hits and no walks in 8.2 innings pitched.

Nander De Sedas had FSU’s first RBI on a single and a walk-off RBI double. Fellow freshman Elijah Cabell hit his fourth home run of the year in the seventh inning to tie the game at 3-3. Chase Haney earned his first win since returning from Tommy John surgery that cost him his 2018 season.

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