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No. 6 FSU baseball game thread: vs Samford, Friday 7PM

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Florida State kicks off the NCAA Tournament against the Samford Bulldogs

Louisville @ Florida State
Florida State takes on Louisville
Steve Johnson

UPDATE: Rain delay has postponed the start of the game to 7:45 on ESPNU

Florida State takes on Samford in the 1-4 game of the Tallahassee regional. FSU is certainly expected to win but the traditionally offensive minded Bulldogs sport some really good pitching this year so the ‘Noles could have a fight on their hands.

FSU Overall: 43-17 // ACC: 16-13 // Home: 30-7 // Away: 9-9 // Neutral: 4-1 // Last 10: 9-1

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Samford Overall: 36-24 // SOCON: 16-8 // Home: 19-13 // Away: 13-9 // Neutral: 4-2 // Last 10: 8-2

Lineups

Florida State

  1. #16 Mike Salvatore ss
  2. #2 Jackson Lueck dh
  3. #38 Rhett Aplin 1b
  4. #35 Cal Raleigh c
  5. #7 Steven Wells rf
  6. #22 Drew Mendoza 3b
  7. #23 Reese Albert lf
  8. #27 Rafael Bournigal 2b
  9. #8 J.C. Flowers cf

Samford

  1. #7 Branden Fryman ss
  2. #5 Troy Dixon 2b
  3. #14 Brooks Carlson dh
  4. #13 Ayrton Schafer lf
  5. #28 Connor Burns cf
  6. #36 Anthony Mulrine c
  7. #33 Austin Edens 1b
  8. #3 Taylor Garris
  9. #9 Ryan Crockett rf

Pitching Matchup

Florida State

RHP Cole Sands 7-3, 4.46 ERA

Samford

LHP Samuel Strickland 8-2, 1.89 ERA

Friday’s game will be broadcast on ESPNU with a radio broadcast on 106.1 FM in Tallahassee, as well as online at Seminoles.com.