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Mike Martin, Cal Raleigh reflect back on FSU baseball’s fall camp

How does FSU look after its College World Series appearance in 2017?

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The Florida State baseball team concluded its fall ball session Monday afternoon with an exhibition against the visiting Ontario Blue Jays which the Seminoles won 6-0.

After the scrimmage, head coach Mike Martin and starting catcher Cal Raleigh addressed the media about where they had seen the team grow over FSU’s brief fall practice period.

Martin was quick to stress that he believes that the strength of this team will be its pitching. The Seminoles return nearly all of their key pieces from a season ago including their entire weekend rotation in ace Tyler Holton, sophomore Drew Parrish and junior Cole Sands. Additionally, many crucial relievers from last year’s team as well as a few new additions are on this year’s team.

Raleigh, who put together an impressive fall after struggling down the stretch last season, capped it off Monday with his two-run homer in the first inning against the Blue Jays.

With the Seminoles needing to fill holes at second and third base as well as shortstop, Raleigh said that he has seen a number of new faces step up. Among those were JuCo transfer Mike Salvatore from Northwest Florida State College, who started at shortstop on Monday, and Belmont graduate transfer Rafael Bournigal, who got the start at second base.

FSU’s complete 2018 schedule is expected to be released next month with the Seminoles’ season getting underway in February.

Florida State Seminoles Baseball head coach Mike Martin reflects on what he learned about his team during fall practice.

Posted by on Monday, October 16, 2017

Florida State Seminoles Baseball catcher Cal Raleigh talks his offseason development, how FSU’s young players grew over fall camp.

Posted by on Monday, October 16, 2017