Around The Horn

Florida State, which moved up to No. 22 in the Baseball Weekly/ESPN Coaches poll after after sweeping a three-game series with Oral Roberts, is at home this weekend against the University of North Carolina-Asheville.

Right fielder Matt Sauls' RBI-single through the left side in the bottom of the ninth propelled FSU to a 4-3 win Sunday for the sweep over Oral Roberts.

Senior right-hander Eddie Cannon (3-0) and junior third baseman Gibbs Chapman were named ACC Pitcher and Player of the week on Monday. Cannon went 2-0 last week and tied his career-high with nine strikeouts in each of the two starts. Chapman, who leads the team with a .450 batting average on the season, hit .750 in four games last week with two home runs.

Pitching Rotation
Fri. So. 6-4 230 LHP #35 Hunter Jones (1-0, 2.57 ERA, 24 K)
Sat. Sr. 6-0 180 RHP #29 Eddie Cannon (3-0, 2.29 ERA, 24 K)
Sun. So. 6-5 215 RHP #21 Mark Sauls (0-1. 4.85 ERA, 11 K)

UNC-Asheville (2-3)

The Bulldogs won their first two games of the season last weekend against Georgia State by scores of 9-3 & 5-2. UNC-Asheville lost three games at East Carolina (1-4, 0-8 & 2-6) to open the 2004 season. The Bulldogs are led by sophomore second baseman David Williams, who is hitting .400 (8-for-20) on the year with one home run.

Pitching Rotation

Fri. Sr. 6-4 215 RHP #22 Steve Cook (1-0, 1.50 ERA, 11K)
Sat. Sr. 6-4 190 RHP #21 Aaron Rembert (1-1, 2.61 ERA, 11K)
Sun. TBA

The Florida State-UNC-Asheville Series

The Seminoles lead the all-time series with the Bulldogs 9-0, dating back to 1994. The last meeting came in 1997 in Tallahassee with FSU winning the two-game series 11-2 & 8-5.

Florida State's Probable Starting Lineup Pos. Player (B/T) Ht. Wt. Yr. 2004 Stats
C Aaron Cheesman (R/R) 5-10 195 Jr. .281, 8 RBI, 1 HR
1B Ryne Malone (L/R) 5-11 180 Fr. .333, 1 3B, 4 Runs
or Danny Wardell (R/R) 6-3 225 Jr. .111, 1 2B, 1 HR
2B Bryan Zech (R/R) 5-10 175 Sr. .333, 2 2B, 10 Runs, 3 RBI
3B Gibbs Chapman (L/R) 5-10 185 Jr. .450, 1 3B, 2 HR, 9 RBI
or Dennis Anderson (R/R) 6-1 175 Fr. .200, 1 HR, 2 Runs, 2 RBI
SS Stephen Drew (L/R) 6-0 193 Jr. .324, 3 HR, 13 Runs, 7 RBI
LF Derrick Smith (L/L) 5-10 196 So. .379, 3 HR, 3 2B, 13 RBI
CF Shane Robinson (R/R) 5-9 165 Fr. .256, 9 Runs, 1 2B, 2 RBI
RF Matt Sauls (R/R) 6-1 215 Sr. .200, 5 Runs, 3 RBI
DH Eddy Martinez-Esteve (R/R) 6-3 215 So. .308, 3 HR, 6 Runs, 10 RBI


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