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FSU baseball game thread: Sam Houston State, Saturday 12 PM

The Seminoles begin their Super Regional showing with a Saturday clash against the upset-minded Bearkats.

Tyler Holton
Larry Novey

After spending the last two super regional weekends on the road and the 2014 super regional weekend already eliminated from the tournament, some fortuitous luck has allowed the Florida State baseball team to host its first Super Regional since 2013.

This super regional, which begins Saturday at 12 p.m., will be against the Sam Houston State Bearkats, the three seed in last weekend’s Lubbock Regional who knocked off the No. 5 national seed Texas Tech Red Raiders twice in as many days to reach this stage.

The Seminoles have elected to throw their ace, Tyler Holton, for the opening game of the best-of-three series while Sam Houston State will start Kyle Backhus, the team’s No. 2 starter.

Starting Lineups


Taylor Walls, SS

Dylan Busby, 3B

Jackson Lueck, LF

Quincy Nieporte, DH

Cal Raleigh, C

Drew Mendoza, 1B

Matt Henderson, 2B

Steven Wells Jr., RF

JC Flowers, CF


Riley McKnight, RF

Bryce Johnson, CF

Andrew Fregia, SS

Clayton Harp, LF

Robie Rojas, C

Jaxxon Grisham, DH

Hunter Hearn, 1B

Lance Miles, 2B

Taylor Miles, 3B

Pitching Matchup

Florida State

Tyler Holton (10-2, 2.22 ERA)

Sam Houston State

Kyle Backhus (4-4, 4.18 ERA)

Saturday’s game will be broadcast on ESPN2 with a radio broadcast on 106.1 FM in Tallahassee and online at If you are unable to watch/listen, Tomahawk Nation will be in attendance, providing updates in the comments section at the bottom of the page.