Alabama Baseball to Face FSU, Jameis Winston Saturday
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – After falling to the No. 3 seeded Kennesaw State Owls, 1-0, on Friday, the Alabama Crimson Tide (34-23) takes on the Florida State Seminoles in game two of the Tallahassee Regional on Saturday at noon at Dick Howser Stadium. Florida State (43-16) suffered a 7-0 loss to the fourth-seeded Georgia Southern Eagles, as GSU starter Sam Howard threw a complete-game two-hit shutout. The elimination game between Alabama and Florida State will be available on ESPN3.com, with Joe Davis and Greg Swindell calling the action.
Kennesaw State (38-21) and Georgia Southern (40-21) will play a winner’s bracket game on Saturday night with first pitch scheduled for 4 p.m. CT.
The Tide will start junior left-handed pitcher Justin Kamplain on Saturday. Kamplain enters the game with a 6-3 record and a 3.07 ERA. Kamplain leads the Tide with 66 strikeouts in 82.0 innings while holding opponents to a .206 batting average this season. Florida State will counter with junior All-American righty Luke Weaver. Weaver is 8-3 with a 2.66 ERA in 101.1 innings pitched. He has a team-high 81 strikeouts while holding opponents to a .224 batting average.
Series versus Florida State
Alabama is 2-7 all-time versus Florida State, after losing twice to the Seminoles in the 2011 Tallahassee Regional. The Tide’s first win against FSU was a 4-3 victory on March 23, 1967. UA’s other victory over the Seminoles was a 7-5 win in the NCAA South Regional, in Tallahassee, in 1983.
#3.23.1967 at Florida State W, 4-3 Tallahassee, Fla.
#3.25.1967 at Florida State L, 0-1 Tallahassee, Fla.
#5.31.1968 ^vs Florida State L, 1-6 Charlotte, N.C.
#5.28.1983 at Florida State W, 7-5 Tallahassee, Fla.
3.23.1984 vs Florida State L, 16-18 Dothan, Ala.
#5.25.1991 at Florida State L, 2-5 Tallahassee, Fla.
#5.26.1991 vs Florida State L, 5-6 Tallahassee, Fla.
#6.4.2011 at #6 Florida State L, 5-9 Tallahassee, Fla.
#6/6/2011 at #6 Florida State L,1-11 Tallahassee, Fla.
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