May 12, 2022

⚾: Top 25 Matchup Set as Noles Host Hurricanes

TALLAHASSEE – No. 21 Florida State (30-17, 13-11 ACC) wraps up its regular season home schedule with a three-game series against No. 6 Miami (36-12, 17-7) this weekend at Dick Howser Stadium. Friday and Saturday’s games are at 7:00 p.m., while Sunday’s finale is at noon.

Friday’s opener will stream on ACC Network Extra; Saturday’s game is on ACC Network, and Sunday’s closer is on ESPN2.

Eric Luallen will provide radio coverage via 100.7 FM in Tallahassee or the FSU Gameday app nationwide all weekend.

FRIDAY, May 13, 2022
ACCNX
7:00 p.m.
FSU: LHP Parker Messick (6-2, 2.56 ERA) vs. UM: LHP Carson Palmquist (7-3, 2.95 ERA)
Watch | Listen

SATURDAY, May 14, 2022
ACC Network
7:00 p.m.
FSU: LHP Bryce Hubbart (7-1, 2.69 ERA) vs. UM: RHP Karson Ligon (6-3, 3.48 ERA)
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SUNDAY, May 15, 2022
ESPN2
12:00 p.m.
FSU: RHP Carson Montgomery (4-1, 4.66 ERA) vs. RHP Alejandro Rosario (2-2, 7.15 ERA)
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This weekend is a pivotal series as both teams look to solidify its postseason position. In addition to being No. 6 in the D1Baseball poll, the Hurricanes are also at 6 in the RPI. Florida State is 18 in the RPI, jumping seven spots after Tuesday’s doubleheader sweep of Jacksonville.

The Seminoles have won five straight against Miami, including a 4-0 mark last season. FSU swept the Hurricanes in Coral Gables before also winning in the ACC Tournament.

Florida State will recognize its graduating class (Friday) and senior class (Saturday) before the first two games of the series. On Saturday, the Atlanta Braves World Series Trophy will be set up in Haggard Plaza for fans to take a picture.

On Sunday, Florida State will honor its first African-American varsity player, Edwin ‘Nick’ Harris. Harris, from Camden, New Jersey, played for the Seminoles from 1967-68. His first career start came against Miami in the 1967 season opener, a 9-4 FSU win.

Of Note:

  • Florida State has won seven consecutive games against Top 25 opponents, all coming at Dick Howser Stadium. In that span, FSU has wins over No. 23 Florida, No. 9 Louisville (three games), No. 25 Georgia Southern and No. 7 TCU (two games).
  • Parker Messick continues to lead the country with 128 strikeouts after notching 12 last week at Boston College. The LHP also leads the country in strikeouts per nine innings and is Top 10 in WHIP and strikeout-to-walk ratio (128-12).
  • Messick has not allowed a run over his last 28.2 innings pitched at Dick Howser Stadium.
  • Bryce Hubbart will start Saturday night’s game. He is the reigning ACC Pitcher of the Week after allowing just one hit with 11 strikeouts over seven innings at Boston College.
  • Against Jacksonville Tuesday, FSU won a pair of one-run games. James Tibbs hit a two-run double in game one, leading to a 2-1 win. In game two, FSU scored five runs in the third inning before holding on for a 5-4 win.
  • As a staff, FSU leads the country with 575 strikeouts and 12.0 strikeouts per nine innings. FSU is fourth in strikeout-to-walk ratio (3.73).

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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