2013 Baseball World Series Tallahassee Regional Breakdown

2013 Baseball World Series Tallahassee Regional Breakdown

#7 Florida State, Alabama, Troy, Savannah State

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The Florida State Seminoles come into the postseason as the number seven overall national seed and the Atlantic Division Champions. The team was rewarded for their overall body of work versus the tough run they had during the ACC Conference tournament in Durham this past weekend. The Seminoles are 44-15 overall and 32-3 at home in the always raucous Dick Howser Stadium. The pitching of Scott Sitz, Brandon Leibrandt and Luke Weaver will be very critical in securing a return trip to Omaha as the Seminoles are not quite as explosive offensively as they have been in previous seasons. However, they are still very good and are led by DJ Stewart’s .345 batting average and the power of Marcus Davis and Stephen McGee. Robbie Coles, out of the bullpen, has been a rock as the closer with nine saves. Overall, this regional sets up well for the Seminoles to advance if they execute offensively to their potential. The program as a whole, under veteran head coach Mike Martin, has been to 34 consecutive regionals and always seems to find a way to rise to the occasion in the postseason and will always be a dangerous threat to get to Omaha. Florida State has enough battle tested players that they should be able to advance through to a potential Super-Regional matchup with most likely Indiana or in-state rival Florida.

The number two seed in the Tallahassee Regional is the Alabama Crimson Tide out of the Southeastern Conference. They are led offensively by Ben Moore who has driven in 40 runs and has caused plenty of havoc on the base paths with 16 stolen bases on the season. Austin Smith and Brett Booth are the power threats with six homeruns each.

The number three seed is Troy out of the Sun Belt Conference.  Troy already played the Crimson Tide back on May 8th in Tuscaloosa and fell short 11-2. The Trojans are very explosive offensively and are led by Trey Santos and Danny Collins who have combined for 27 homeruns. This ability to hit for power should play very nicely in Dick Howser Stadium where the ball can jump off the bat leading to some very explosive offensive games.

The number four seed is Savannah State, the champions of the Mideastern Athletic Conference. They are led by pitcher Kyle McGlowin.  The junior has an 11-1 record, with a 1.45 earned run average, and has 118 strikeouts in 105.1 Innings pitched. McGlowin will definitely pose a nice test in the opener for the Seminoles. He is the type of pitcher for a number four seed that, if he gets rolling, could make things very interesting on Friday. Savannah State also brings a speed element to the game with four guys with at least ten stolen bases in 2013.

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