April 27, 2017 - by
Noles Host Cavaliers in Crucial ACC Series

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.  Florida State (26-16, 10-10 ACC) will host No. 14 Virginia (33-10, 12-9) for three games beginning Friday at 6:00 p.m. at Dick Howser Stadium. The Cavaliers are the first of three Atlantic Coast Conference opponents the Noles will face to end the season, and all three are ranked in the Top 15 in the RPI (Virginia 14, Wake Forest, 10, Louisville 6).

Saturday and Sunday’s games are both scheduled for 1:00 p.m.

The Seminoles are coming off a split at rival Miami last weekend and a win at Stetson on Tuesday. Behind Cole Sands and a dominant bullpen, FSU won the opener against the Hurricanes 6-2. Dylan Busby had a three-run home run in the game, his fifth straight with at least three RBI, the first player in FSU history to have a five-game streak.

For his efforts, Busby was named the ACC Player of the Week and NCBWA National Hitter of the Week. The junior was 8-for-18 with three home runs, two doubles and 10 RBI in leading FSU to a 3-1 record and a series win over No. 4 Clemson on Monday night.

At Stetson on Tuesday, freshman Drew Parrish made the first midweek start of his career, allowing five runs in seven innings. The Florida State offense used 11 hits, nine walks and six sacrifice hits to beat the Hatters for a school-record 13th-consecutive game.

With Parrish starting Tuesday, the Seminoles will throw Andrew Karp on Sunday against the Cavaliers. Karp started and pitched 2.0 innings against Miami on Sunday in Coral Gables without allowing a run, but after a nearly two-hour rain and lightning delay, the game was canceled and deemed unofficial.

Friday’s game is head coach Mike Martin’s 3,000th game as a Seminole – 96 as a player (1965-66), 288 as an assistant coach (1975-79) and 2,615 as head coach (1980-present).

Noles Host Cavaliers in Crucial ACC Series

Common Opponents

North Carolina: FSU won 0 of 3, UVA won 1 of 3

Clemson: FSU won 2 of 3, UVA won 1 of 3

VCU: FSU won 2 of 3, UVA won 2 of 2

Virginia Tech: FSU won 1 of 3, UVA won 2 of 3

Notre Dame: FSU won 3 of 3, UVA won 2 of 3

FSU will still play Louisville, while Virginia will still face Miami.

Pitching Match-ups – FSU vs. Virginia

Friday: RHP Cole Sands (5-2, 4.56 ERA) vs. LHP Daniel Lynch (6-2, 4.85 ERA)

Saturday: LHP Tyler Holton (5-1, 2.92 ERA) vs. RHP Noah Murdock (2-1, 3.00 ERA)

Sunday: RHP Andrew Karp (0-2, 5.35 ERA) vs. LHP Adam Haseley (6-1, 3.28 ERA)

Where to Watch/Listen

All three games will stream live on ACC Network Extra (formerly ESPN3) through the WatchESPN App. Tom Block (play-by-play) and Chip Baker (color commentary) will host all three games.

Additionally, Eric Luallen will provide live play-by-play on the radio on 106.1 FM in Tallahassee and nationwide through the FSU Gameday App.

Doak After Dark

Florida State is asking fans to please be aware there will be limited parking for the game against Virginia on Saturday due to the Doak After Dark concert taking place inside Doak Campbell Stadium. Fans attending the 1:00 p.m. baseball game should park in lots 7 & 8 (Circus lots), 11 (left field lot), and 19 (Spirit Way parking garage).

Once you arrive, you can access these parking lots by showing your ticket for the baseball game.

The originally scheduled games on Friday, May 5 (6:00 p.m.) and Sunday, May 7 (12:00 p.m.) are on as scheduled.

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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