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FSU baseball rises in polls after sweep of Cincinnati

‘Noles riding a six-game win-streak into tough slate of games / Haylee Blitch

The Seminoles are riding a six-game winning streak after sweeping Cincinnati in grand fashion, scoring 10+ runs in every game. After sticking in the top 15 despite a loss to Niagara, FSU has seen a jump in two out of three polls. The ‘Noles have picked up their first top 10 ranking of the year as they jumped from #12 to #9 in D1 Baseball’s poll. Florida State also made a jump from #14 to #12 in Baseball America’s rankings, while staying steady at #14 in Perfect Game’s.

After seven games, FSU’s pitching staff has compiled a 2.14 ERA, 1.08 WHIP, and a 12.14 K/9. Offensively, the ‘Noles are hitting .270 with a .453 OBP and .878 OPS. Elijah Cabell is leading the team with 15 RBI, 12 runs, and a 1.427 OPS after three home runs against the Bearcats. Defensively, the Seminoles have been woeful, making 2.4 errors per game on a .935 fielding percentage.

Up next for the Seminoles is Jacksonville, as they hit the road for the first time. The Dolphins are 2-6, but will present a tough test for the ‘Noles. Last Wednesday, they took some team from Gainesville to extra innings. FSU is looking for revenge on the Dolphins, after Jacksonville won the season series in 2019. The Seminoles will take on Jacksonville on Tuesday at 6:00 PM (although there is forecasted rain in Jacksonville on Tuesday night).

FSU will also get FAU and #5 Texas Tech on the weekend. The ‘Noles will play two games against each team. The Owls will head to Tallahassee with a 7-0 record, while the Red Raiders sit at 6-1.