'Noles Clinch Third

Three weeks ago, the Florida State baseball Seminoles were stuck in sixth place in the Atlantic Coast Conference standings. FSU used a 27-3 victory over Wake Forest on Friday to clinch third place in the ACC. The Seminoles will face No. 6 seed North Carolina State in the ACC Tournament on Wednesday in Salem, Va. Click here for the tournament schedule.

Florida State's baseball team is on a nice roll heading into the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament.

Three weeks ago, the Seminoles languished in sixth place in the Atlantic Coast Conference standings.

FSU used a 27-3 victory over Wake Forest on Friday to clinch third place in the ACC. The Seminoles will face No. 6 seed North Carolina State in the ACC Tournament on Wednesday in Salem, Va.

FSU has not finished wrse than third in the ACC during the regular season since beginning league play in 1992.

The Wolfpack is expected to start Michael Rogers, (9-3)has the league's second-best ERA. FSU should counter with senior right-hander Rhett James, who has developed into the Seminoles' ace during the season's last month.

FSU pounded out a season-high 27 hits en route to an easy 27-3 victory at Wake Forest Friday afternoon. All nine Seminole starters had a hit and FSU had six home runs, including two from designated hitter Eddy Martinez-Esteve.

The two teams conclude the regular-season today.

Tuesday's play-in
Gm1: Wake Forest vs. Maryland 7:30

Wednesday's first round
Gm2: Clemson vs. North Carolina 10 a.m.
Gm3: Ga. Tech or Va. vs. Wake-Md. winner 1:30
Gm4: Ga. Tech or Va. vs. Duke 5
Gm5: Florida State vs. N.C. State 8:30

Thursday
Gm6: Gm2 loser vs. Gm3 loser 10 a.m.
Gm7: Gm4 loser vs. Gm5 loser 1:30
Gm8: Gm2 winner vs. Gm3 winner 5
Gm9: Gm4 winner vs. Gm5 winner 8:30
Friday
Gm10: Gm7 winner vs. Gm8 loser noon
Gm11: Gm6 winner vs. Gm9 loser 3:30
Gm12: Gm8 winner vs. Gm9 winner 7:30

Saturday
Gm13: Gm12 winner vs. Gm10 winner noon
(Note: if Gm12 winner loses Gm13, that team receives a bye to Gm16)
Gm14: Gm 12 loser vs. Gm 11 winner 3:30
Gm15 (championship round if only two teams left):
Gm13 winner vs. Gm14 winner 8


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