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FSU baseball to face LSU in Super Regional

’Noles advance to Super Regional for the 17th time in 21 year format.

Bruce Thorson-USA TODAY Sports

Florida State (39-21) is playing at an extremely high level after winning the Athens regional in dominating fashion. The ’Noles opened with a 13-7 victory over FAU and then drubbed the no. 4 national seed UGA twice by a combined score of 22-4.

They will face a Louisiana State team that swept through their regional by defeating Stony Brook 17-4 and Southern Mississippi twice by a score of 8-4 and 6-4. The Tigers (40-24) earned a regional host birth and the no. 13 national seed despite a sub par season by LSU standards. The fact they made it to the final game of the SEC tournament gave them the nod over schools with similar resumes.

The last time Florida State played in Baton Rouge Mike Martin was in just his 4th season as head coach of the Seminoles. FSU played a four game, home and home series, against LSU in 1983. The ’Noles split their two home games in Tallahassee and won both games on the road. More recently, the Seminoles played the Tigers in 2017 when the two teams squared off in Omaha in the College World Series. LSU took the opening game of the series by a 5-4 score and then ended FSU’s season by beating them a second time 7-4.

The Super Regional format is a best of three series that is played either Friday through Sunday or Saturday through Monday. Florida State will learn their schedule later this week but the NCAA couldn’t dream up a better scenario or atmosphere than a prime time match-up featuring LSU and FSU on Friday and Saturday night at Alex Box Stadium.