FSU Baseball Faces First True Test in #1 UF

 

After outscoring an awful Hofstra team by 31 runs over 3 games the Seminoles will travel to Tampa and take on the Florida Gators.  None of this past weekend’s games were televised so it’s tough to analyze given only box scores and recaps.  The truth of the matter it’s really hard to put too much stock into what goes on in any of these games because the quality of opponent is not great. On a positive note the offense is playing well all things considered and the expected contributors are contributing. 

Tonight’s game will be Florida State’s toughest opponent to date as they play one of the most talented and well coached teams in the country.  I know the Seminoles went 4-1 against the Gators last year and knocked them out of the College World Series but this Florida team will be much better this year.  The 2010 UF team featured 5 freshmen in the starting lineup; those players have a ton of talent and have improved. 

Tonight’s matchup will feature RHP Tommy Toledo who has been about perfect in 3 relief appearances this year.  RHP Scott Sitz, the normal Sunday starter, will go for the Noles.  He threw 6 shutout innings in his only appearance this year. 

The game is televised so come on back tonight for the live game thread.

Go Noles!

Coverage:

Time - Tuesday, March 1st, 7:00 PM

TV – CSS, if you're local to Tampa and have BrightHouse it will be on BHSN, Ch. 47 (both games);

Radio – Gator feed but its free

Live Stats - Gametracker


Other Notes:

  • Georgia lost 2 of 3 games at home to Baylor and are now 2-5.  FSU travels to Athens next weekend.
  • Miami lost to Appalachian State on Friday, they also have loses to Rutgers and FAU.  Seems that they are off to a rocky start.
  • For the 2nd week in a row a FSU player claimed Player of the Week award in the ACC.  Last week was James Ramsey and this week it was Mike McGee who went 9-for-15 with 11 RBI, nine runs scored, a double and his first two home runs of the season over a 4 game stretch.
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