The Florida State Seminoles invaded Gainesville on Tuesday night and picked up a 14-6 victory. FSU starter Bo O’Dell only lasted 1.1 innings while giving up 4 runs (all earned). He was followed by Travis Burge and Brian Chambers. Burge lasted three innings giving up a single hit and one run. Mr. Chambers followed him by pitching 3.2 innings while only giving up one run. Danny Rosen pitched a scoreless ninth to complete the pitching line for the Noles. FSU was led on offense by Tony Thomas Jr. who went 3-5 in the lead off role while scoring three runs. D’Vontrey Richardson and Jason Stidham each had a home run in the game.
The Florida State Seminoles will be playing their first road game of the season with a visit to Gainesville to take on the Gators. FSU is entering the game with a number 2 ranking and a 9-0 record. The Gators are entering the game after taking 2 out of 3 from Miami and they have a 4-3 overall record.
Florida State Head Coach Mike Martin is nearing a milestone of taking over the number 4 spot in collegiate baseball wins. If Mike Martin Sr. is able to sweep Hofstra and pick up the victory over Florida in their mid-week game, he will move into sole possession of fourth place. This has been a very good year for Mr. Martin because he was named to the ABCA on January 5th. The Tallahassee Democrat wrote a real good article about Martin reaching this milestone. It can be read here.
The FSU Seminoles will welcome Hofstra to Tallahassee this weekend for a three game set. Hofstra has played in one series this year and were swept by Auburn last weekend. The Seminoles enter the series at 6-0 with consecutive sweeps over Tennessee and UNC-Asheville.
Tony Thomas Jr. and Kevin Biringer were recently named ACC Player of the week and Pitcher of the Week. Tony Thomas Jr. led the Seminoles in a three game sweep over UNC-Asheville by going 8-11 on the weekend and having a slugging percentage of 1.00 and he also stole three bases. Kevin Biringer faced 15 batters on the weekend and struck out five in those five innings of work. Both UMD and FSU will be in action this weekend with the Terps heading to UCF and FSU will be hosting Hofstra.
The Florida State Seminoles took Game Two on Saturday in the weekend series with UNC-Asheville by a score of 12-6. The Seminoles played some poor defense behind Micheal Hyde by committing four errors in the field. This type of defense will cause them to lose games in the ACC if it continues. Tony Thomas Jr. and Buster Posey both had three hits to lead the offense on Saturday.
FSU Saturday Recap
UNCA Saturday Recap
Section B Recap
Tallahassee Democrat Recap
Brandon Reichert article
The most hyped series of the weekend turned out to be a huge disappointment. The Florida State Seminoles completed the weekend sweep of the Vols to extend their record to 3-0. The Seminole bats carried the team today in a 19-7 romp. Tony Thomas Jr. went 4-6 with four runs scored and driven in.
The FSU Seminoles took Game 2 on Saturday by a score of 4-0. Seminoles starter Micheal Hyde lasted 6.1 innings while only giving up two hits. Hyde also had a career high 10 strikeouts. Brian Chambers pitched 1.2 innings of hitless baseball and Jimmy Marshall pitched the ninth inning without allowing a hit. D’Vontrey Richardson in his first career baseball game went 2-3 with a run scored and driven in. The Vols offense has been non-existent and better get it rolling before the start of the SEC season.
The Florida State Seminoles took game one from the Volunteers of Tennessee on Friday. Bryan Henry gave a top of the line performance by giving up no runs in his six innings of work. Henry also struck out eleven batters. The Seminoles were led on offense by Jack Rye and Buster Posey. Rye went 2-4 including a homer and also scored two runs and drove in three. Craig Cobb of Tennessee did not give a great performance on the mound by giving up nine runs in 6.2 innings of work. Shawn Griffin and Cody Brown both went 2-4 in the loss. The teams face off tomorrow back at Dick Howser Stadium.
FSU Game Recap
Tennessee Game Recap
All Smiles at FSU after Game 1
Henry overpowers Vols
Posey solid behind plate
The Florida State baseball program gets a ton of press from the Tallahassee Democrat. The Democrat is the main reason behind the massive amount of coverage of the Seminole baseball team on this site.
Steve Ellis checks in today with an article about the friendship between Mike Martin Sr. and Rod Delmonico. They speak on the phone at least once a week and talk about their baseball teams but this weekend, the friendship is off as they play against each other. The full article is available here.
The Democrat also had some time to sit down with Coach Martin and discuss the upcoming season with him. The full article is available here.
Also, They check in with a interesting article about the FSU starters music choices for their batting walkup. The full article is available here.
Both Florida State and Tennessee have posted game notes for the big series in Tallahassee this weekend. The Seminoles enter the series with many question marks with a pitching staff which is very low in experience. After Bryan Henry, The Noles are planning on starting Micheal Hyde who really was like Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde last season and they are still TBA on a Sunday starter. They will also be without Luke Tucker who is still sitting on the sidelines with a sore pitching arm. The Vols are not without injuries either. They will be missing Julio Borbon who was expected to start in center field this season but will be out another 6-8 weeks with a broken ankle. He was one of the best players on the USA National team this summer.