Wednesday, May 20, 2009

#8 Boston College vs. #1 Florida State

Our 8th seeded Boston College Eagles are slated to take on the 1st seeded Florida State Seminoles today in the first day of the 2009 ACC baseball tournament.

Boston College Eagles (31-23, 13-15)
Starting Pitcher: John Leonard (1-3, 7.24 ERA)
Leonard is the 5th Starter for the Eagles and they just hope he is able to go out there and give a few solid innings and keeping the Eagles in the game. If Leonard is able to keep the game close, that bodes well for the Eagles as they have the offensive ability to pull off the early upset in the tourament.

Projected Lineup (Subject to Change):
CF Robbie Anston - (.366, 1 HR, 25 RBIs)
LF Andrew Lawrence - (.326, 3 HR, 18 RBIs)
C Tony Sanchez - (.353, 14 HR, 47 RBIs)
3B Mickey Wiswall - (.311, 12 HR, 57 RBIs)
1B Mike Belfiore - (.286, 11 HR, 59 RBIs)
SS Barry Butera - (.330, 4 HR, 33 RBIs)
2B Garrett Smith - (.297, 1 HR, 25 RBIs)
DH Mike Sudol - (.270, 5 HR, 20 RBIs)
RF John Spatola - (.304, 3 HR, 7 RBIs)

Florida State Seminoles (40-14, 19-9)
Starting Pitcher: Sean Gilmartin (10-2, 3.71 ERA)
Gilmartin is the ace of the Seminoles staff and has been dominate all year holding opponent hitters to a .222 batting average against him. He has the ability to shutout the best of the best offenses. The Seminoles are hoping for a strong and long outing from him which would mean a great start and hopefully a win. The Eagles need to get him to early and often if they want a chance to win this game.

Projected Starting Lineup (Subject to Change):
CF Tyler Holt - (.402, 5 HR, 25 RBIs)
SS Stephen Cardullo - (.370, 10 HR, 37 RBIs)
LF Mike McGee - (.363, 16 HR, 65 RBIs)
2B Jason Stidham - (.340, 9 HR, 57 RBIs)
3B Stuart Tapley - (.301, 13 HR, 53 RBIs)
C Rafeal Lopez - (.298, 4 HR, 26 RBIs)
RF Ohmed Danesh - (.275, 5 HR, 29 RBIs)
DH Tommy Oravetz - (.267, 6 HR, 28 RBIs)
1B Jack Posey - (.222, 5 HR, 28 RBIs)

The Seminoles are the ACC champions but the Eagles have beaten them twice this year. They need to put together a great pitching performance and a great offensive performance. The Eagles are going to need their best performance of the year in order to take this one and have any chance at making to 2009 NCAA Baseball tournament. GO Eagles!


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