After the sweep at the hands of the North Carolina Tar Heels this weekend, the Florida State Seminoles (32-22, 15-15) dropped to the nine seed in the ACC tournament. That seed landed them in Pool D with the fourth-seeded Notre Dame Fighting Irish (33-13, 16-11) and the fifth-seeded Virginia Cavaliers (38-15, 17-13).
First up for the Seminoles was a Wednesday match-up vs. UVA — one the Seminoles’ dominated in.
On Thursday, Florida State will face old friend Link Jarrett and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. This game will be a chance for the Seminoles to get revenge for a weekend sweep at the hands of Notre Dame in Tallahassee. The Irish are also coming off a regular season-ending series loss (Miami).
Notre Dame’s top three starters all boast an ERA under 3.00, led by John Bertrand. FSU will most likely face either Bertrand or Austin Temple in their Thursday matchup. On the offensive side, the Irish have a balanced attack led by Brooks Coetzee and Jack Zyska.
If Florida State wins their pool, they will face the winner of Pool A on Saturday. The championship game will be played on Sunday afternoon.
Thursday 5/26: 3:45 PM
Starter: LHP Parker Messick (6-4, 3.05 ERA) vs. TBA
- How to watch: ACC Regional Network, Bally Sports South, WatchESPN
- How to listen: 100.7 FM in Tallahassee
- How to stream: ESPN, FuboTV, Bally Sports
Notre Dame top performers
- RF Brooks Coetzee: .294 AVG/ 10 HR/ .508 SLG
- 1B Carter Putz: .344 AVG/ 66 H/ .510 SLG
- C David LaManna: .370 AVG/ 40 H/ .463 SLG
- DH Jack Zyska: .311 AVG/ 9 HR/ .660 SLG
Wednesday: FSU 13, UVA 3
The Florida State Seminoles picked up a run in the first and ran away with the game from there, scoring in five separate innings. The difference maker was the third inning which saw FSU score six runs against the Virginia Cavaliers. In total, FSU would tie a season high in runs against an ACC opponent with a 13-3 win.
The Florida State offense has been in a season long malaise. The potential was evident and glimpses were seen with random outbursts, but overall the offense has been a sore spot for the team. Today, the bats were hot from go and 7/9 starters recorded a hit. Albert came off the bench and was the eighth batter for FSU to reach base. They batted .500 with runners on base and over .400 with runners in scoring position. Their advancement opportunities were an eye-opening .619. The top four of the lineup were 7 of 17 on the day, setting the plate for the offense to feast.
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