TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – In a battle between two of the winningest programs of all-time, No. 18 Florida State (13-8, 8-7 ACC) will host North Carolina (13-10, 8-7) for a three-game series in Tallahassee this weekend. The Tar Heels, led by first-year head coach Scott Forbes, rank ninth with 2,902 wins. Florida State is fifth with 2,949 wins.
The Seminoles enter the weekend having won 8 of 10 games, including a Wednesday win vs. Mercer. North Carolina has dropped four straight after getting swept by NC State last weekend and falling Tuesday to East Carolina.
FSU and North Carolina last played a series in 2018, when FSU traveled to Chapel Hill and took 2-of-3 from UNC.
Friday and Saturday’s games will stream on ACC Network Extra. Sunday’s game is at 12:00 p.m. on ACC Network. Fans can also listen on the radio in Tallahassee on 100.7 FM or nationwide through Tunein or the FSU Gameday App.
Left fielder Elijah Cabell was re-inserted into the Florida State lineup Saturday vs. Wake Forest and has hit a home run in each of the three games in that span. His two-run home run Wednesday vs. Mercer gave FSU a 2-1 lead in the seventh inning. The Noles went on to score eight runs in the frame and beat the Bears for the 26th consecutive time.
On the mound, Jack Anderson retired the first 20 batters of the game and had a career high 6.2 innings pitched and six strikeouts. FSU allowed just one run on three hits to the Bears.
The Seminoles are 70-34 all-time against the Tar Heels. This will be the first time that second-year FSU coach Mike Martin, Jr. has faced North Carolina as head coach. Forbes and Martin were both long-time assistants at their respective schools before earning the head job over the past two seasons.
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