April 1, 2016 - by
No. 9 Seminoles Travel To No. 22 Notre Dame

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Entering the weekend with its highest ranking of the season, No. 9/8 Florida State (26-3, 6-0 ACC) brings a 21-game winning streak to the state of Indiana as the Seminoles will play a three-game series at No. 22/20 Notre Dame (25-5, 4-2 ACC) on April 2-3. There will be a doubleheader at Melissa Cook Stadium starting at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, with a single game on Sunday at 12:00 p.m.

The Noles have won 13 consecutive ACC regular season games and are 68-8 in their last 76 conference games dating back to 2012. FSU has won the ACC regular season title in each of the last three seasons and are unbeaten in its last 27 conference series. The 13-game ACC winning streak is tied for the third-longest in school history.

“Notre Dame is a quality team that has played a solid schedule this year,” said FSU head coach Lonni Alameda. “It will be an exciting challenge to play a ranked team on the road and will be a good chance to see where we are as a team. After raining out our midweek game this week, I hope we can get all three games in this weekend.”

Florida State leads the all-time series with Notre Dame, 7-4, including a 4-2 record versus the Irish since they joined the ACC in 2014. FSU and ND split a doubleheader the last time the two teams played at Notre Dame in 2014, with the Irish taking game one 8-5 and the Noles earning a 9-7 victory in nine innings in game two.

Redshirt junior Alex Powers leads the team with a .437 batting average and a .724 slugging percentage. She was named ACC Player of the Week for the second time in 2016 on March 28 after helping the Noles to a sweep at North Carolina on March 25-26.

There have been Seminoles selected as either ACC Player or Pitcher of the Week in each of the last five weeks – Powers (Player – Feb. 29, March 28), Jessica Burroughs (Pitcher – Feb. 29, March 7, March 21) and Meghan King (Pitcher – March 14).

Burroughs (15-2) and King (11-1) highlight an FSU pitching staff that has an overall 1.72 ERA with 165 strikeouts in 179 innings. The Noles have allowed opponents to bat just .207 against them on the season.

The Seminoles are one of three teams in the NCAA that are ranked in the top 10 nationally in both scoring (sixth – 8.10 runs per game) and ERA (seventh – 1.72).

All three games this weekend will be broadcast on ESPN3, with livestats available on Gametracker through Seminoles.com. Ticket information is available at www.und.com/tickets.

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