#1 Seed Florida State Seminoles
The Noles earned a berth into the postseason with an at-large bid and were a top ten team all season which earned them the 7th overall national seed. This is the 51st overall postseason appearance, 36th consecutive and marks the 14th time they've hosted sine the format change in 1999.
Signature Wins: There wasn't one win that put the Seminoles over the top but the two huge series wins over NCST and Clemson to close out the season.
Bad Losses: Hard to say there are any bad losses when you go 30-0 against teams with a RPI worse than 50. The late inning loss against UF where they allowed a run on zero hits and missed out on a season sweep is one that stings for most fans.
#2 Seed Alabama Crimson Tide
The Tide earned a berth into the postseason with an at-large bid and are back in the postseason after missing a year. This is the 23rd overall postseason appearance and are back playing in Tallahassee for the second straight regional appearance.
Signature Wins: Alabama played a series with 6 SEC teams who made the postseason and lost all but one, a 2 game sweep of Texas A&M. They did however defeat LSU, Vanderbilt and Ole Miss late in the season and had a solid showing the in SEC tournament playing LSU tightly in two of the final three games.
Bad Losses: Despite being swept three times this season, all to excellent teams, the Crimson Tide do not have any glaring losses on their resume. An early season series loss to Tulane (127 RPI) is probably their biggest blemish.
#3 Seed Troy Trojans
The Trojans earned a berth into the postseason with an at-large bid and are back in the postseason after missing a year. This is their 6th overall postseason appearance but are no stranger to making the playoffs. The Trojans have an excellent baseball program and have 2 national titles from when there were DII classified.
Signature Wins: Troy finished up the year pretty strong by winning series against fellow Sun Belt postseason teams South Alabama and FAU.
Bad Losses: A loss to the 8th seed Jacksonville State in their conference tournament knocked them out and killed any chances of a title.
#4 Seed Savannah State Tigers
The Tigers earned a berth into the postseason with an automatic bid given for winning their conference. This is their 1st overall postseason appearance and got there on the arm of a pitcher who was abused by their head coach in the conference tournament. Savannah State is the lowest ranked RPI team in the field this season.
Signature Wins: They played only 6 teams this year with an RPI in the top 100 but did come out victorious twice. A win against Campbell who some think were snubbed for not making the postseason and a win against a good Mercer team who is a 3 seed in the MSU regional.
Bad Losses: The Tigers have more losses against teams with an RPI worse than 100 (16) than the rest of the 3 teams combined (14) but their worst loss has to be at the hands of non-D1 Benedict College.
The NWS has FSU with chances of showers and storms each day, with the highest chances coming in Saturday PM. Not that Sunday will be any clearer. We're entering a pattern where copious moisture from the Gulf will stream northward for the next 3 months or so. Daytime heating may cause delays for games in the afternoon & evening hours - which I believe is when baseball is played.
While it won't be burning hot, lows in the 90s coupled with high 60s / low 70s dewpoints will make it a bit uncomfortable, especially if you're with child.
Plain and simple, your typical Tallahassee weather during regionals. This article will be used for the game thread for the 12PM game between Alabama and Troy. Look for a the Florida State and Savannah State thread to post shortly after the completion of the first games.