FSU Heads to Miami for Series with Hurricanes
By Logan Jones, Sports Information intern
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State (24-15, 9-9 ACC) heads to Coral Gables for a three-game set against Miami (18-19, 9-9 ACC) beginning Friday night. The three-game series will start Friday with a 7:00 p.m. start, followed by 7:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. starts on Saturday and Sunday on Mark Light Field at Alex Rodriguez Park.
All three games will stream live on the ACC Network Extra (formally ESPN3), while Eric Luallen will provide live play-by-play on the radio (106.1 FM in Tallahassee) and nationwide through the FSU Gameday App.
The weekend rotation will remain unchanged for a ninth-consecutive week. Sophomores Cole Sands (5-2, 4.60 ERA) and Tyler Holton (5-1, 2.60 ERA) are set to lead the FSU rotation and will take the hill on Friday and Saturday, respectively, while freshman lefthander Drew Parrish (3-2, 4.98 ERA) will pitch the finale on Sunday.
Miami is set switch up its rotation and throw left-handed junior Jeb Bargfeldt (4-2, 1.69 ERA) on Friday, lefty Michael Mediavilla (4-4, 4.23 ERA) on Saturday, and righty Gregory Veliz (3-2, 2.41 ERA) on Sunday.
The Seminoles are currently riding a three-game winning streak after taking the midweek game, 7-3, against Stetson on Wednesday. Pitching a career-high 3.2 innings against the Hatters, Clayton Kwiatkowski struck out three and allowed three hits.
Junior Dylan Busby continued his hot streak on Wednesday against Stetson, and with the help of two home runs, he was able to collect three RBI for the fourth straight game in a row. Only two other Seminoles in FSU history have been able to accomplish this feat, with the most recent one coming in 2009 when Jason Stidham had four consecutive games with at least three RBI.
The Sarasota, Fla., native now has 36 RBI on the season and is tied with Quincy Nieporte for a team-high seven home runs.
Florida State and Miami are meeting for the first time since the Seminoles claimed a ninth inning walk-off victory in the ACC Tournament last season, advancing to the Championship game against Clemson. FSU took the 5-4 win in the game on a bases-loaded single by Busby, who was working on another three-game streak of three RBI per game.
Florida State has an all-time winning record of 151-126-4 against the Hurricanes, with FSU leading 66-64-2 in games played in Miami. Head coach Mike Martin has the most wins among active coaches (1,922), while Miami’s Jim Morris is third with 1,553.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).