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NCAA Baseball Tournament providing June Madness

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Just call it June Madness. Crazy upsets are the norm in basketball every March, but the first day of regional play in NCAA Baseball Tournament produced some unlikely outcomes. In Tallahassee, the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles scored three runs over the final two innings to stun Florida State 3-1, sending the Seminoles into the loser’s bracket. Florida State starter Drew Parrish did not allow a runner to reach second base through the 7th inning. After he departed in the 8th,…

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FSU, UF to host NCAA regionals; other Florida schools will earn bids

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Two weeks ago, the Florida State baseball team lost their regular season home finale to Wake Forest, 10-9. That left them 12-14 in ACC conference play with three games at then-No. 2 Louisville coming up, followed by the ACC Tournament in the same place. There was some concern whether FSU would even make the NCAA Tournament. Coach Mike Martin uttered his complete frustration after that game. “This one could have been really, really great for the resume,” he said while…

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4 Florida top-30 college baseball teams push toward post season

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Heading into the final weekend of regular season play, four Florida teams are ranked among the top 30 in college baseball. The Ratings Percentage Index (RPI) is one of the tools used to choose the 64-team NCAA Tournament field and barring any disasters, Florida, Florida State, South Florida and Central Florida should hear their names called on selection day in less than two weeks. In an unusual occurrence, Florida State fans must realize they have seen their team play at…

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Florida State tries to stay in hunt to host regional

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As college baseball’s regular season winds to a close this weekend, the state of Florida will play host to two important series beginning Thursday. Four of the nation’s top 12 teams will meet in a pair of three-game series. Third-ranked Miami is in Tallahassee to take on No. 12 Florida State while top-ranked Florida hosts No. 8 LSU. Florida State carries the greatest risk of harm based upon their success, or lack thereof, this weekend. The possibility actually exists that…

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Gators complete season sweep over Seminoles, 8-2

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The second ranked Florida Gators used strong pitching, good defense and a few timely hits to defeat the Florida State Seminoles, 8-2 on Tuesday at Dick Howser Stadium. Florida’s victory completed a three-game season sweep over the Seminoles. Gator shortstop Dalton Guthrie made a huge difference in the game with both his bat and his glove, knocking in two runs and preserving a late-inning lead for Florida with a fine defensive play. Freshman Jackson Kowar started for the second time…

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