Florida State baseball will look to clinch their first road series today after a comeback win on Friday. The Seminoles fell behind early, but chipped away with timely hits and power production at the plate.
Here are today’s probables:
Saturday 3/13, 3:00 PM
Probable Starters: LHP Bryce Hubbart (1.54 ERA, 11.2 IP) vs. LHP Chris Gerard (3.71 ERA, 17.0 IP)
How to watch: ACC Network Extra
Hubbart did his best to replicate Messick’s gem last Saturday and came close. Hubbart has been locked in this year on the bump and been FSU’s most consistent pitcher, looking like a completely different pitcher from 2020. So far this year, the southpaw has a 1.54 ERA in 11.2 IP. He’s allowed just four hits and a .103 batting average against. He’s also been in control, walking just four batters while striking out 17. When the second-year freshman’s curveball is down in the zone and he can be dominant up in the zone with his fastball, he’s untouchable. He leads FSU with two wins.
Chris Gerard is the Hokies most proven starter with 19 career starts. In 95.1 career IP, he’s accumulated a 2.64 ERA. The southpaw is a strike-thrower, as he walked just four batters in 23 IP last year. So far this year, he has a 3.71 ERA and 19 K’s in 17 IP’s. The LHP will sit in the 89-92 MPH range with his fastball. His best off-speed is a changeup and he also possesses a downhill curveball. Alford, like Andrew Abbott last week, could give the Seminoles fits.
Here is today’s starting lineup: