Around The Horn

Florida State, ranked No. 24 in this week's Collegiate Baseball poll, travles to Clemson this weekend as it looks to bounce back after losing three games at home to Georgia Tech. The sweep was the first of FSU at home since the Seminoles joined the ACC in 1992. Florida State is currently tied for fifth in the conference with NC State, who also has a .500 league mark at 9-9.

No. 24 Florida State Travels To No. 11 Clemson

#24 Florida State (27-16, 6-6 ACC) Florida State, ranked No. 24 in this week's Collegiate Baseball poll, looks to bounce back after losing three games to Georgia Tech last weekend. The sweep was the first of FSU at home since the Seminoles joined the ACC in 1992. Florida State is currently tied for fifth in the conference with NC State, who also has a .500 league mark at 9-9.

Two years ago at Clemson, the Seminoles recorded their first-ever sweep of the Kingsmore Stadium which clinched the ACC regular season title. Sophomore Eddy Martinez-Esteve leads the Seminoles in batting average (.382), home runs (12), doubles (13) and RBI (47).

Florida State Starting Rotation
Saturday
So. 6-4 230 LHP #35 Hunter Jones (3-2, 3.84 ERA, 54 K)
Sunday
Fr. 6-0 180 LHP #15 Brian Schultz (4-0, 2.73 ERA, 40 K)
Monday
Sr. 6-0 180 RHP #29 Eddie Cannon (7-4, 3.87 ERA, 67 K)

#11 Clemson (27-14, 11-4 ACC)

The Tigers took all three games against NC State at home last weekend to improve to 11-4 and move into second in the ACC standings. Clemson has won six straight and nine of the last 10, moving up to No. 11 in this week's Collegiate Baseball poll. Clemson has not lost a conference game at home this season with sweeps of Wake Forest, Maryland and NC State.

Clemson Starting Rotation
Saturday
Jr. 6-4 205 LHP #24 Tyler Lumsden (3-2, 3.49 ERA, 54 K) Sunday
So. 6-0 200 RHP #18 Jason Berken (5-1, 2.09 ERA, 37 K)
Monday
So. 6-2 190 LHP #44 Robert Rohrbaugh (3-2, 2.84 ERA, 25 K)

TV & Radio
The Saturday contest will be televised as the ACC Game of the Week with Bob Rathbun and Dan Bonner calling the action. Sunday's game will be carried live by Sunshine Network. Gene Deckherhoff (play-by-play) and Keith Jones (color) will call Sunday's game. The three games will also be carried live on WFLA-1270 AM in Tallahassee while the Saturday night game can also be heard on 93.3 FM. Every FSU game is carried on the web at www.seminoles.com.

Florida State's Probable Starting Lineup

Pos. Player (B/T) Ht. Wt. Yr. 2004 Stats
C Aaron Cheesman (R/R) 5-10 195 Jr. .319, 2 HR, 9 2B, 22 RBI
1B Ryne Malone (L/R) 5-11 180 Fr. .309, 8 HR, 7 2B, 29 RBI or Danny Wardell (R/R) 6-3 225 Jr. .180, 4 HR, 6 2B, 12 RBI
2B Bryan Zech (R/R) 5-10 175 Sr. .338, 6 HR, 5 2B, 26 RBI
SS Stephen Drew (L/R) 6-0 193 Jr. .342, 10 HR, 7 2B, 30 RBI
3B Dennis Anderson (R/R) 6-1 175 Fr. .200, 1 HR, 2 2B, 9 RBI
LF Gibbs Chapman (L/R) 5-10 185 Jr. .321, 3 HR, 7 2B, 28 RBI
CF Shane Robinson (R/R) 5-9 165 Fr. .266, 10 2B, 1 3B, 16 RBI RF Matt Sauls (R/R) 6-1 215 Sr. .237, 1 HR, 2
2B, 16 RBI DH Eddy Martinez-Esteve (R/R) 6-3 215 So. .382, 12 HR, 13 2B, 47 RBI


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