FSU vs. FAU game preview

Time/how to watch: Noon / live stream on ESPN3 or WatchESPN app.

FSU starting pitcher: Junior left-hander Drew Parrish (7-5, 4.81 ERA)

FSU top hitters: Robby Martin (.346, 4 HR, 51 RBI), Mike Salvatore (.323, 6 HR, 46 RBI), Drew Mendoza (.309, 14 HR, 50 RBI), J.C. Flowers (.282, 12 HR, 52 RBI), Mat Nelson (.281, 6 HR, 26 RBI).

Hot bat: FSU’s Mat Nelson is hitting .348 since April 1.

FAU starting pitcher: Blake Sanderson (8-2, 3.93 ERA, 72 strikeouts in 91.2 innings)

FAU top hitters: Eric Rivera (.340, 59 runs, nine doubles, six HR), Francisco Urbaez (.330, 10 home runs, 11 doubles, 48 runs), Joe Montes (.323, eight HRs, 51 RBI), Mitchell Hartigan (.321, 6 HRs, 34 runs, 33 RBI), Pedro Pages (.313, 6 HRs, 43 RBI), Andru Summerall (.305, 16 doubles, 55 RBI).

Noteworthy: FSU has always been a No. 1 or No. 2 seed in an NCAA Regional. This is the Seminoles’ first road regional since 2010 in Connecticut and the first time FSU has not been a No. 1 seed in a regional since 2006 (also at Georgia).

Longest streak: FSU has reached the postseason in 42 straight years, the nation’s longest active streak. Vanderbilt is No. 2 among active streaks at 14 years.

Looking ahead to Game 2: Regardless of whether FSU wins or loses, sophomore right-hander C.J. Van Eyk has been red-hot toward the end of the season. Van Eyk is 6-0 in his last seven starts.

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