Notes: FSU baseball moves up in rankings, Hubbart honored by ACC

The Florida State baseball team moved up two places to No. 13 in the Baseball America rankings, which were released on Monday morning.

FSU (28-17, 13-11 ACC) moved up two spots in the D1baseball.com poll to No. 21.

The Seminoles’ RPI slid to No. 25 but FSU has the No. 7 strength of schedule by D1baseball.com.

Hubbart honored as ACC pitcher of week

For the second time this season, Bryce Hubbart has been named the ACC Pitcher of the Week.

At Boston College on Sunday, Hubbart allowed just one hit over 7.0 innings in FSU’s series-clinching 8-1 win. The left-hander struck out 11 batters, a career high for a road game and as many as he had in his previous four starts combined.

Both of the Eagles’ baserunners against Hubbart came in the second inning, on a double and a hit batter. Hubbart answered by retiring the next 17 batters.

Hubbart (7-1) was previously named Pitcher of the Week for his opening weekend performance against James Madison. Paired with Parker Messick’s four, FSU has won half of the 12 Pitcher of the Week honors from the ACC this season.

Up next: FSU faces JU, hosts Miami

The Seminoles will play Jacksonville in a pair of seven-inning doubleheaders on Tuesday at 4 p.m. Both games will stream live on ACC Network Extra.

FSU will face No. 6 Miami this weekend in a three-game series at Dick Howser Stadium.

FSU to honor Edwin Harris

Florida State will recognize Edwin ‘Nick’ Harris – the first African-American to play varsity baseball at FSU – in an on-field ceremony on Sunday.

Harris, a New Jersey native from Camden who now lives in Williamstown, played for Florida State in the 1967 and 1968 seasons. He transferred to FSU from St. Petersburg College, where he is a member of the Titans Hall of Fame.

Lenny Hall, the first African-American basketball player at Florida State, was also from Camden and attended St. Pete College. He told then-head baseball coach Fred Hatfield about Harris, which led to Harris’s two-year stint in Tallahassee.

Harris made his Seminole debut in the 1967 season opener against Miami, starting in left field and scoring two runs against the Hurricanes.

Braves’ World Series trophy makes visit Saturday

FSU will recognize its graduating class and Saturday will be Senior Day. Also on Saturday, fans with a ticket to the game can take pictures with the 2021 Atlanta Braves World Series Trophy in Haggard Plaza beginning at 5 p.m.

2022 stats

The FSU baseball team’s 2022 stats can be viewed here.