A look at the Tallahassee Regional: Florida State

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Trevor McNaboe

Conference: ACC

Record: 43-15 (21-9)

NCAA Appearances: 52

Seed: 1

Thought you were done with Jameis Winston until August? Think again. The No. 5 team in the nation is the host of this regional, after a successful 2-1 conference tournament record.

The Seminoles led under the tutelage of head coach Mike Martin make a 37th straight appearance in the tournament as per usual after finishing second in the Atlantic Coast Conference standings during the regular season.

The ‘Noles have been successful at the plate as they are tied for 10th in totals runs scored (388) and 15th in the nation in runs per game (6.7).

Patrolling the outfield for Florida State is sophomore DJ Stewart. The preseason All-American has lived up to the billing so far this year as he leads the team with a batting average .348, home runs (7), and doubles (19).

The six-foot, 230-pound underclassman was named to the Tallahassee All region team a year ago, to go along with Freshman All American and First Team Baseball All American.

The pitching staff as a whole is just a shade north of a 3.00 earned run average and have the lowest of the four teams in this regional coming in at 3.02.

Junior Luke Weaver and redshirt sophomore Mike Compton leads the Seminoles front end of the rotation. The tandem has combined for a 15-5 record in 29 starts and over 130 strikeouts.

Hits will be tough to come by against Florida State as they only allow an average of 7.8 hits a game to go along with 3.5 runs conceded in each contest.

The Seminoles will be playing in the friendly confines of Dick Howser Stadium where they have gone 120-25 in the past four seasons and 9-0 in the last three regionals that they have hosted.

FSU at one point in time this season was the number one team in the nation and will look to continue a streak of making it to the Super Regionals that stretches back to 2008.