Alabama Baseball to Face FSU, Jameis Winston Saturday

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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, 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.

 All-Time Games

#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.

#NCAA Tournament Game

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