The Seminoles dropped the opening game of pool play on Tuesday against Wake Forest thanks in part to terrible defense and an abysmal performance from their bullpen. Another loss tonight could end Florida State’s season unless they get some help from a year where the bubble is extremely soft and some love from the committee based on past accolades. NC State scored 4 runs in the ninth inning last night to comeback and defeat Wake Forest automatically moving them into the next round which makes one wonder their motivation in tonight’s game.
No. 6 Seed Florida State will complete pool play against No. 3 Seed North Carolina State. The ’Noles faced the Wolfpack in Raleigh back in mid March and lost the first two games by a score of 0-16 and 8-9, before winning in the series finale by a 9-5 score. C.J. Van Eyk, who will start today, allowed 5 runs over 6 innings on 5 hits and 3 walks when he faced against the Pack earlier this year. NC State counter with Alex Barger who did not pitch in any game earlier this season against Florida State.
FSU Overall: 35-21 // ACC: 17-13 // Home: 28-9 // Away: 7-10 // Neutral: 0-2 // Last 10: 5-5
NCST Overall: 42-15 // ACC: 18-12 // Home: 23-8 // Away: 15-6 Neutral: 4-1 // Last 10: 8-2
Your starting lineup tonight against NC State in Durham.— FSU Baseball (@FSUBaseball) May 24, 2019
First pitch will now be at 7:56 PM.
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Here's the lineup for this evening vs. the Seminoles with first pitch slated for 7:56 PM.— #Pack9 ⚾️ (@NCStateBaseball) May 24, 2019
The game will be televised on Regional Sports Networks (https://t.co/Eyxfn5Vbw5) and the ACC Network Extra (subject to blackout). pic.twitter.com/tTRAZHPUh5
RHP C.J. Van Eyk - 8-3, 4.05 ERA
North Carolina State
RHP Alex Barger - 2-1, 5.33 ERA
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