April 6, 2017 - by
No. 1 Florida State Heads To Syracuse

**Update: Due to weather/travel issues, the three game series has been moved to Saturday, April 8 at 4pm, and Sunday, April 9 at 10am & 12pm**

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Continuing its impressive and undefeated start in ACC play, No. 1 Florida State (35-1-1, 15-0 ACC) will travel north to take on Syracuse (19-12, 3-6 ACC) in a three-game series on April 7-9. The Noles and Orange will play at Skytop Softball Stadium on Friday at 4:00 p.m., Saturday at 1:00 p.m. and Sunday at 12:00 p.m.

The Seminoles have won each of their last 13 true road games, dating back to a 9-6 defeat at No. 3 Auburn on April 20, 2016. FSU has also won 28-straight home games, with the only losses in the Noles’ last 51 games coming at neutral sites.

“Another weekend for us to continue to get better and find out what this team is all about,” said FSU head coach Lonni Alameda. “Whether we are at home or on the road, in conference or out of conference, one of the biggest things for us is to just focus on what we are able to control and go out and play Seminole softball. We’ve had a solid week of practice and I’m looking forward to getting back on the field with the team on Friday.”

The Seminoles are 12-2 all-time against Syracuse, including winning all six games against the Orange since SU joined the ACC in 2014. This weekend marks the first trip for FSU softball to Skytop Softball Stadium in Syracuse, N.Y.

The Noles lead the nation with a .367 batting average and .468 on base percentage, while FSU ranks No. 3 in the NCAA with a .571 slugging percentage, 7.51 scoring average, 0.96 ERA and a .959 winning percentage.

Florida State is unbeaten in its last 38 conference series, posting a 34-0-4 mark against ACC foes, including 28 sweeps. Over that span, FSU posted a 1-1 series split versus Virginia Tech (2014), at Notre Dame (2014), at Louisville (2015) and at Notre Dame (2016).

The Seminoles have won each of their last 17 ACC games and are 98-10 in their last 108 ACC regular season games (.907%). FSU last lost a conference series at Maryland on May 5-6, 2012.

Admission is free for all games this weekend at Skytop Softball Stadium. The games on Friday and Saturday will be broadcast on ACC Network Extra. Links for live stats for all three games, as well as the FSU softball radio stream, will be available on Seminoles.com.

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