April 13, 2022

⚾: Noles Host No. 9 Louisville Beginning Thursday

TALLAHASSEE – After a 5-0 win Tuesday against No. 23 Florida, Florida State will host No. 9 Louisville for a three-game series beginning Thursday at 7:00 p.m. at Dick Howser Stadium.

The series is starting a day early to accommodate for the Easter weekend.

All three games will stream on ACC Network Extra, while Eric Luallen will provide radio coverage via 100.7 FM in Tallahassee or the FSU Gameday app nationwide.

THURSDAY, April 14, 2022
7:00 p.m.
FSU: LHP Parker Messick (4-2, 3.33 ERA) vs. UL: TBD
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FRIDAY, April 15, 2022
7:00 p.m.
FSU: LHP Bryce Hubbart (5-1, 2.98 ERA) vs. UL: RHP Jared Poland (2-1, 2.84 ERA)
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SATURDAY, April 16, 2022
1:00 p.m.
FSU: LHP Ross Dunn (1-3, 4.11 ERA) vs. UL: LHP Riley Phillips (3-1, 3.60 ERA)
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Messick, the nation’s leader with 80 strikeouts on the season, spearheads the Seminole rotation.

Florida State is 16-5 all-time in Tallahassee against Louisville and have won both series since the Cardinals joined the ACC. Louisville was ranked in the Top 20 for both of those meetings – No. 4 in 2016 and No. 18 in 2018.

Both teams enter Thursday after winning midweek games at home Tuesday night. Florida State beat in-state rival No. 23 Florida 5-0 behind a two-hitter from Jonah Scolaro, Conner Whittaker (1-1), Wyatt Crowell and Davis Hare. All five of FSU’s runs came in the first inning, highlighted by back-to-back home runs from Alex Toral and Brock Mathis.

The win was FSU’s first shutout of Florida in Tallahassee since 1993. Head coach Mike Martin Jr. is now 3-2 against the Gators.

Louisville beat Cincinnati 18-10 to improve to 24-8 on the year. The Cardinals lead the ACC Atlantic with a 9-3 league record, including a sweep of Notre Dame, second in the division.

Of Note:

  • Florida State pitching leads the nation with 405 strikeouts, the only team with more than 400 in the country. Against Florida Tuesday, FSU struck out 14 batters, including a season-high five from Jonah Scolaro and a career-high five from Conner Whittaker.
  • Florida State has used the same rotation for its first eight weekends of the year and are expected to use Parker Messick, Bryce Hubbart and Ross Dunn against Louisville.
  • Last year, Louisville and Florida State split the first two games of the weekend before the Cardinals won the rubber match on Sunday. The series featured two of the top college catchers in the country – FSU’s Mat Nelson was named ACC Player of the Year and drafted 35th overall by the Cincinnati Reds, while Louisville’s Henry Davis was taken 1st overall by the Pittsburgh Pirates.
  • As of the April 11 D1Baseball rankings, FSU has just four games remaining against ranked opponents after Louisville – three against No. 2 Miami and one at No. 23 Florida.

For more information on Florida State baseball, check Seminoles.com for the latest news and scheduling information, and keep up with the team on social media through Twitter and Facebook (@FSUBaseball) & Instagram and TikTok (@NoleBaseball).

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