April 15, 2004
#14 Florida State (25-11, 6-3 ACC)
Florida State fell one spot to No. 14 in this week’s Collegiate Baseball poll after going 1-2 against Miami last weekend in Tallahassee. The Seminoles head to Coral Gables this weekend to wrap up the six-game series. The Friday and Saturday games are set for a 7:00 p.m. start while Sunday’s first pitch is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. All three games will be televised live by Sunshine Network. Junior shortstop Stephen Drew returned to All-America form against the Hurricanes with four home runs (two Friday, two Saturday). Drew tied a career-high with five RBI in Friday’s game as he led FSU to a 6-5 victory. Sophomore right fielder Eddy Martinez-Esteve leads the Seminoles in batting average (.407), home runs (11), doubles (12) and RBI (42).
Florida State Pitching Rotation
#4 Miami (26-7)
The Hurricanes improved to 26-7 on the season after going 4-2 in their last two series, both on the road against ACC competition (Georgia Tech and FSU). Jon Jay leads UM with a .383 batting average while Jim Burt and Ryan Braun are tied for the team lead with seven home runs apiece. Burt is the team’s top RBI producer with 43.
Miami Pitching Rotation
Fri. Sr. 6-2 205 LHP #44 J.D. Cockroft (2-3, 4.15 ERA, 26 K) Sat. So. 6-2 165 RHP #13 Cesar Carrillo (5-0, 3.19 ERA, 35 K) Sun. Jr. 6-2 204 LHP #18 Brandon Camardese (4-0, 3.07 ERA, 25 K)
TV & Radio
All three games of the FSU-UM games will be televised live by Sunshine Network. The Friday and Saturday games are scheduled for a 7:00 p.m. start while Sunday’s first pitch is set for 1:00 p.m. Frank Forte and Tom Block are slated to call the action. All three games will be carried live on WFLA-1270 AM in Tallahassee. The Friday and Saturday night games can also be heard on 93.3 FM. Every FSU game is carried on the web at www.seminoles.com.