TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State baseball team begins its quest for the 2016 College World Series on Friday at 6 p.m. when the first-seeded Seminoles meet fourth-seeded Alabama State in the second game of NCAA Tallahassee Regional. The remainder of the bracket includes No. 2 Southern Mississippi (40-18) and No. 3 South Alabama (40-20), who begin play earlier in the day at 12 p.m.
The Seminoles, hosting a regional for the 33rd time in school history, will face Alabama State for the first time in the postseason and the second time in program history. The previous meeting occurred on March 25, 2015, with the Seminoles posting an 8-7 win.
Florida State is making its 39th consecutive appearance, 37th straight under the direction of head coach Mike Martin and 53rd overall. The Seminoles have an overall record of 180-119 in NCAA Tournament play.
Meanwhile, fourth-seeded Alabama State is making its first appearance in the NCAA Tournament after ending the regular season with a 38-15 overall record. The Hornets, who were a perfect 24-0 in Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) action, received the automatic bid after winning the league championship.
Alabama State enters the NCAA Tournament on a seven-game winning streak, including impressive wins in the SWAC over Southern (27-9; May 18), Alcorn State (16-3; May 19), Southern (9-7; May 20) and Texas Southern (7-5; May 22).
The Tallahassee Regional is paired with the Gainesville, Florida Regional as the winners from both regional sites will square-off in a best-of-three series beginning on either Friday, June 10 or Saturday, June 11. The four schools competing in the Gainesville Regional include Florida (47-13), Georgia Tech (36-23), UConn (37-23) and Bethune-Cookman (29-25).
The complete schedule for the Tallahassee Regional is listed below:
Friday, June 3, 2016
Game 1: Southern Mississippi vs. South Alabama – 12 p.m. (ESPN3)
Game 2: Florida State vs. Alabama State – 6:00 p.m. (ESPN3)
Saturday, June 4, 2016
Game 3: Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2 – TBA. (ESPN3)
Game 4: Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2 – TBA (ESPN3)
Sunday, June 5, 2016
Game 5: Winner Game 3 vs. Loser Game 4 – TBA. (ESPN3)
Game 6: Winner Game 4 vs. Winner Game 5 – TBA (ESPN3)
Monday, June 6, 2016
Game 7: Winner Game 6 vs. Loser Game 6 (if necessary) – TBA (ESPN3)
**All game times are subject to change**
Ticket information for the Tallahassee Regional is as follows:
All-Tournament Books for the 2016 NCAA Baseball Tallahassee Regional ($55 for reserved seats and $40 for general admission seats) will go on-sale to the public at 3 pm EST on Monday, May 30 at www.seminoles.com. Phone and walk-up orders begin at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday morning by calling 888-378-6653 or visiting the main Seminole Ticket Office located at Doak Campbell Stadium.
Single game tickets for the Friday sessions ONLY will go on sale via the web (seminoles.com) beginning at 8:00 a.m. Friday. In person and phone sales of single game tickets for Friday’s games will begin at 8:30 a.m. Friday. Single game tickets for games on subsequent days will go on sale on the web following the last game of the previous day and at Dick Howser Stadium two hours prior to the start of the first game.
Prices for single game general admission tickets are $12.00 for adults and $8.00 for youth (ages 5-18). If available, reserved seats single game tickets are $18.00.