Seminole Sunday Sauce — May 22, 2022: FSU Baseball Limps into ACC Tournament as No. 9 Seed
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Seminole Sunday Sauce — May 22, 2022: FSU Baseball Limps into ACC Tournament as No. 9 Seed

After beginning the season as the ACC favorite, Florida State baseball will limp into the conference tournament as the No. 9 seed.

The Seminoles were flying high last Sunday after topping Miami in the rubber game of a 3-game set. FSU followed that up by dropping its final four games of the regular season.

Losses on Tuesday and Thursday each came by 7-5 scores and by serving up walk-off home runs.

In a 7-5 loss at Florida on Tuesday, it was Andrew Armstrong who surrendered the walk-off blast to the Gators’ Sterlin Thompson. At North Carolina on Thursday, FSU had rallied from four runs down to take a 5-4 lead on a 2-run home run by James Tibbs. One strike from victory in ninth, North Carolina’s Alberto Osuna blasted a 3-run walk-off shot — his second of the game — off of Wyatt Crowell to push the Tar Heels past the Seminoles.

With Parker Messick and Bryce Hubbart on the mound, things didn’t get any better to close the weekend. On Friday, North Carolina put the game away in the eighth with a grand slam from Danny Serretti in a 10-4 victory. On Sunday, FSU was blanked 11-0 by North Carolina, which homered three times for the second day in a row.

FSU closes the regular season with a record of 32-22 and 15-15 in ACC play. To advance to the ACC Tournament semifinals, FSU will need to beat its pool-mates — No. 4 seed Notre Dame and No. 5 seed Virginia. The Seminoles were 0-3 against Notre Dame this past season and did not play Virginia. An official ACC Tournament schedule will be released on Sunday.

Football

Weekly Commitments: None
Weekly Decommitments: None
2023 Recruiting Class Ranking*: No. 16 nationally, second in ACC (6 total commitments)*
Big Picture: It was a quiet week for FSU football.

Men’s Basketball

Weekly Commitments: None
Weekly Decommitments: None
2023 Recruiting Class Ranking*: N/A (0 total commitments)*
Big Picture: The biggest news for FSU hoops this week was John Butler’s NBA Draft predicament. Butler has declared and hired an NBA-certified agent, but can still return to school.

Track and Field

Ranking: Men No. 12 USTFCCCA, No. 2 South Region USTFCCCA; Women No. 12 USTFCCCA, No. 3 South Region USTFCCCA
Past Week: Idle
Upcoming: NCAA East Preliminaries (Wednesday-Saturday)
Recognitions: None
Big Picture: Fresh off a stellar effort at the ACC Outdoor Championships, FSU will now prepare for the NCAA Preliminaries.

Softball

Record: 54-5
Ranking: No. 2 NFCA Coaches Poll; No. 2 Softball America; No. 2 USA Softball; No. 3 D1Softball; No. 2 national seed NCAA Tournament
Past Week: (2-0), beat Howard in Tallahassee Regional on Friday in five innings, 8-0; defeated South Florida in Tallahassee Regional on Saturday in five innings, 8-0
Upcoming: vs. Mississippi State (Sunday, NCAA Tournament)
Recognitions: Kathryn Sandercock, P (All-Southeast Regional first team); Mack Leonard, 1B (All-Southeast Regional first team); Sydney Sherrill, IF (All-Southeast Regional first team); Kalei Harding, OF (All-Southeast Regional first team); Kaley Mudge, OF (All-Southeast Regional second team); Michaela Edenfield, C (All-Southeast Regional third team)
Big Picture: FSU has breezed through the Tallahassee Regional so far. It will need to beat Mississippi State on Sunday to advance.

Baseball

Record: 32-22 (15-15 ACC)
Ranking: No. 20 D1Baseball; No. 12 Baseball America; No. 24 Collegiate Baseball; No. 23 NCBWA
Past Week: (1-4), beat Miami on Sunday, 6-4; lost at Florida on Tuesday, 7-5; lost at North Carolina on Thursday, 7-5; lost to North Carolina on Friday, 10-4; fell at North Carolina on Saturday, 11-0
Upcoming: vs. TBD (ACC Tournament)
Recognitions: None
Big Picture: It was a dismal week for FSU baseball. The Seminoles look to right the ship at the ACC Tournament.

Men’s Golf

Ranking: No. 21 Golfweek; No. 22 GCAA Coaches Poll; No. 18 Golfstat
Past Week: Finished second at NCAA Regional in Palm Beach Gardens
Upcoming: NCAA Championships (Friday-June 1)
Recognitions: None
Big Picture: Brett Roberts won FSU’s regional this week at Palm Beach Gardens. The Seminoles cruised to the NCAA Championships.

Women’s Golf

Ranking: No. 10 Golfweek; No. 15 WGCA Coaches Poll; No. 10 Golfstat
Past Week: FSU is in seventh place through two rounds at the NCAA Championships
Upcoming: NCAA Championships (Sunday-Wednesday)
Recognitions: None
Big Picture: With two rounds of stroke play left, FSU is in position to advance to match play.

*Rankings according to 247Sports Composite

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