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FSU vs. NC State Preview

May 13, 2010

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Fifth-ranked Florida State (37-12, 16-8 ACC) wraps up its regular season home schedule this weekend as the Seminoles welcome NC State (31-18, 11-13 ACC) for a three-game series beginning Friday, May 14 on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium.



#5 Florida State (37-12) vs. N.C. State (31-18)

Friday, May 14th, 2010 (6:00 p.m.)

Dick Howser Stadium


Series Record
 Florida State leads 50-22
 Seminoles lead 22-6 in Tallahassee 
 Current Streak
 Florida State has won five straight 
 Last Meeting
 April 19, 2009: FSU defeated N.C. State, 13-2, in Raleigh
 Probable Starters
  •  N.C. State- RHP Jake Buchanan (5-4)

FSU leads the all-time series 50-22 with the Seminoles posting a 22-6 mark against the Wolfpack on their home turf. The Garnet and Gold have won five in a row in the series and have never lost a home series against NC State - a streak of nine straight conference series victories in Tallahassee.

Last year, FSU used a combination of some late inning heroics and some clutch two-out hitting to sweep the three-game series in Raleigh for the first time since 1999. In the opening game of the series a year ago, the Seminoles broke a 3-3 tie scoring six runs over the last three innings. In the game two, Stuart Tapley hit a grand slam in the eighth to account for all of FSU's runs in a 4-2 victory. In the series finale, FSU scored 10 of its 13 runs on two outs in claiming a 13-2 victory. The Seminoles hit .292 as a team last year, while the staff ERA was at 1.67. FSU was 11-for-13 in stolen bases a season ago. Florida State has posted an 8-1 record against teams in the Atlantic Division and currently boast a two-game lead over Clemson.

Florida State Seminole Baseball Information
Friday, May 14, 6:00 p.m.
Florida State - LHP, Sean Gilmartin (6-5) vs. NC State - RHP, Jake Buchanan (5-4)
Radio - 1270 the Team/94.3 FM
Webcast - All-Access
Live Stats - Gametracker

Saturday, May 15, 6:30 p.m.
Florida State - LHP - Brian Busch (4-0) vs. NC State - RHP, Cory Mazzoni (7-2)
Radio - 100.7 FM
TV - Sun Sports
Live Stats - Gametracker

Sunday, May 16, 1:00 p.m.
Florida State - RHP - Scott Sitz (5-0) vs. NC State - TBA
Radio - 100.7 FM
Webcast - All-Access
Live Stats - Gametracker

For complete game notes see the PDF list above.

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