The Florida State Seminoles baseball team is riding high after a weekend sweep of a top-10 Louisville Cardinals baseball squad. In total, FSU has run off four straight wins, all over ranked opponents. Up next for the Seminoles? A fifth straight ranked opponent by way of the Georgia Southern Eagles.
GSU moved into the 25th spot in the national polls after winning four straight of their own. The Eagles have won six of their seven overall including a series win over a ranked Texas State team. For the season, Georgia Southern has picked up four wins over ranked opponents and are 24-11 overall. Where FSU has had mixed results during the midweek the Eagles have had more consistency, compiling a 6-2 record.
How @GSAthletics_BSB earned its 1st Top 25 ranking since March 2013:— Danny Reed (@GSEaglesVoice) April 18, 2022
*17 comeback W - 11 when down by 2+ (3x 5+)
*11 W when trailing at some point after the 6th
*7-1 in 1-run games, 15-2 in games decided by 3 or less
*15-3 @ JI Clements w/10 st W - longest since '09#FindAWay https://t.co/SQuovbixB2
GSU doesn’t really have a fourth starter and has been piecing it together in the mid week. That’s been working out for them as they have good wins over Georgia Tech, Georgia and Jacksonville. With Carson Montgomery moving to the Sunday role for FSU and Ross Dunn likely in the lab for a few weeks FSU will probably take a similar approach. Jackson Nezuh will be the first up for the Seminoles.
Mike Martin Jr. says that Jackson Nezuh will start tomorrow’s game vs. #25 Georgia Southern. Nezuh is the “freshest” arm with the most experience as a starter.— Brett Nevitt (@brettpn) April 19, 2022
The RHP had a 1.42 ERA in 8 starts and 38 IP in the NECBL this past summer.
Georgia Southern Top Performers:
- LF Noah Searcy .333 AVG/ .871 OPS/ 31 H
- 3B Jarrett Brown .319 AVG/ .863 OPS/ 10 XBH
- DH Noah Ledford .281 AVG/ .870 OPS/ 6 HR
- SS Austin Thompson .236 AVG/ .804 OPS/ 7 HR
Wednesday 4/20, 7:00 PM
Probable starters: RHP Jackson Nezuh (1-0, 5.00 ERA) vs TBA
How to watch: ACCNX
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