April 22, 2019

⚾: Nine-Game Homestand Starts Tuesday

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – After winning consecutive Atlantic Coast Conference series for the first time this season, Florida State (24-14) opens a nine-game homestand Tuesday against Stetson (18-20) on Mike Martin Field at Dick Howser Stadium. The Noles will play 12 of 13 games at home before closing the season at No. 6 Louisville.

Game Notes

Both games against the Hatters will stream live on ACC Network Extra, with Jason Leturmy (play by play) and Chip Baker (color) on the call. In Tallahassee, the game can be heard on the radio on 106.1 FM. Nationally, the game can be found on the FSU Gameday App.

GAME 39 – Stetson at Florida State
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
RHP Conor Grady (FSU: 6-3, 2.75 ERA) vs. RHP Bret Neilan (SU: 1-3, 5.53 ERA)
ACC Network Extra – 6:00 p.m.

GAME 40 – Stetson at Florida State
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
ACC Network Extra – 4:00 p.m.

Stetson snapped a 15-game FSU winning streak in the series last year, winning the third and final game between the teams in DeLand. The Hatters went on to the Chapel Hill Super Regional. FSU won the first two games of 2018 in Tallahassee and has won 12 straight vs. Stetson in Dick Howser Stadium.

FSU won two of three games at Virginia last weekend, winning Thursday 14-2 and the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader 5-3. The Noles’ 14 runs were its most against the Cavaliers since 2002. Starting pitchers Drew Parrish and CJ Van Eyk each improved to 5-3 on the season.

Outfielder Reese Albert returned for his first games since March 29, going 4-for-9 on the weekend with a season-high three hits in game two and a career-high three runs in the opener. Albert is hitting .313 in 21 games this season.

Conor Grady, FSU’s expected starter Tuesday, earned his first career ACC Pitcher of the Week honor after throwing 12.1 innings against Florida (4/9) and Clemson (4/14), allowing just five hits and striking out 20 batters. He is the first Seminole since Tyler Holton in 2017 to win the weekly honor.

In two starts this season, both against Florida, Grady has not allowed an earned run in 10.0 innings.

Florida State’s two wins against Virginia were the 500th and 501st regular-season ACC wins in program history, most since joining the league in 1992. Head coach Mike Martin (and the Noles) are 501-233 in 28 ACC seasons; Martin is the all-time leader in ACC wins, 94 more than No. 2 Danny Hall of Georgia Tech (407).

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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