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Seminoles season ends in Omaha again; Gators in good position

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The Florida State baseball season ended with a loss in Omaha, Neb. on Wednesday night, just like it has 21 other times before. This time it was the LSU Tigers sending the Seminoles home from the College World Series with a 7-4 victory, meaning FSU Coach Mike Martin will have to wait another year. Unlike their first meeting, where LSU scored two late runs to snatch a 5-4 victory, the Tigers jumped out early and kept Florida State at arm’s…

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Seminoles stay alive in College World Series; Gators to face Louisville on Tuesday

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Florida State will fight on. Facing elimination at the College World Series against Cal State Fullerton on Monday, the Seminoles survived the Titans 6-4 at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb. After a solo home run by first baseman Drew Mendoza put FSU ahead 3-1 in the top of the 6th, the Seminoles gave up the lead in the bottom half. Titan shortstop Timmy Richards’ two-run homer capped a three-run inning to give CSF a 4-3 lead. The play of…

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MLB goes after FSU 2016 baseball recruits

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Florida State baseball head coach Mike Martin and his staff put together a top five or six recruiting class for 2016. The Seminoles received commitments from five of the nation’s top 100 players to join an already young team for the 2017 season. Unfortunately for the Seminoles, this is a good news/bad news story. Day one of the Major League Baseball Draft saw three of FSU’s commitments drafted in the first round. Instead of playing before noisy crowds at Dick…

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Gator could be top pick in MLB draft

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On Thursday at 7:00 p.m. Eastern, Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred will stroll to the podium to announce the first pick of the 2016 draft. After that, little is certain. The state of Florida is often good for as many as five or six first round selections. This year perhaps only two players will be top 25 selections and perhaps only two more will be taken in the first round. A consensus does not yet exist for the top…

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