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FSU baseball College World Series game thread: LSU, Saturday 8 PM

Five more wins.

College World Series - Arizona v Coastal Carolina - Game One Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images

Florida State begins its 2017 College World Series run on Saturday with an opening day matchup against LSU.

The two teams haven’t played each other since 2010. LSU won that last meeting which happened to be in Omaha 3-1.

Florida State (45-21) is on an 18-3 run over its past 21 games which includes an ACC Tournament Championship along the way. The starting pitching has completely turned around and the ‘Noles are even fielding much better than its .971 fielding percentage shows.

LSU (48-17) is on just as impressive of a run as Florida State going 21-2 in its past 23 games. The Tigers will have a first round selection in the 2017 MLB Draft on the mound for Saturday’s game and will not make Florida State’s task of winning any easier.

Start time, TV, Radio, Online:

The game will be broadcasted on ESPN at 8 PM with a radio broadcast on 106.1 FM in Tallahassee and online at Updates will also be provided in the comments section at the bottom of the page if you are unable to watch or listen.

If you missed any of Tomahawk Nation’s College World Coverage, you can click on the links below to read the articles.

Nine FSU baseball players selected in the 2017 MLB Draft

A preview of LSU baseball

TD Ameritrade Park: Where college baseball goes to die

Tomahawk Nation staff College World Series predictions

A history lesson of Florida State baseball in the College World Series

Q&A with LSU’s SB Nation affiliate, The Valley Shook

Pitching Matchup:

FSU: LHP Tyler Holton (10-2, 2.25 ERA, 112 IP, 11.17 K/9, 2.33 BB/9, 0.88 WHIP)

LSU: RHP Alex Lange (9-2, 2.92 ERA, 111 IP, 10.86 K/9, 3.24 BB/9, 1.23 WHIP)

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


Kramer Robertson, SS

Cole Freeman, 2B

Antoine Duplantis, LF

Greg Deichmann, RF

Zach Watson, CF

Nick Coomes, 1B

Josh Smith, 3B

Michael Papierski, C

Beau Jordan, DH