After being swept last weekend at the hands of the Virginia Cavaliers the Seminoles need to to play better baseball and that should be accomplished this weekend thanks in part to Wake Forest being Wake Forest. The Deacons come into Tallahassee with a winning record but that is primarily against lack luster opponents. In ACC play Wake has just 7 wins, 3 at the expense of Boston College who is 0-20 in conference and the 4 other wins came against NCST, GT and 2 at Maryland. Both Virginia and North Carolina took care of Wake Forest, UNC handily but UVA won all 3 games by a margin of only 4 runs.
Very busy week for me so this preview will heavily rely on the school's official release.
Game times for the series are set for 6 pm on Friday and Saturday and 1 pm on Sunday. All three games will air live on ESPN3 with Scott Kotick and Chip Baker bringing you the coverage all weekend long.
The Seminoles lead the all-time series 79-21 and have held the upper hand in Tallahassee winning 41 of 50 games all-time. Despite Wake Forest winning the last meeting in Winston-Salem last year to avoid the three-game sweep, Florida State has dominated the series winning 18 of the last 22 games. Twelve of the 22 contests over that span have been decided by two runs or less (FSU 9-3) including eight one-run ball games - all won by Florida State including four decided in extra innings.
When the two schools last met in Tallahassee in 2010, the Seminoles won games one and three to secure the series victory over the Demon Deacs. In terms of series victories, FSU has won the last six over Wake Forest since 2007 (split two games in 2006).
Since FSU joined the league in 1992, the Noles have won 10 of the 11 series played against Wake Forest in Tallahassee including a streak of 10 straight. FSU has posted six series sweeps at home while the lone series victory for Wake Forest in Tallahassee as conference foes came in 1993.
FSU faces Wake Forest for a key three-game ACC divisional battle this weekend. The Noles are tied with Clemson for second place in the Atlantic one game behind preseason favorite NC State.
The Seminoles have won 18 of their last 22 games against the Deacs, while capturing 10 straight series victories at home over Wake.
With a win over South Alabama on Tuesday, April 16, FSU secured its 66th consecutive winning season. The Noles have never suffered a losing season in the history of the program.
As already mentioned all 3 games are on ESPNU and we will have you covered here. The Noles should win this series and a sweep would be great.