With the top-seed in the ACC tournament already wrapped up, thanks to a 3-2 victory on Friday, No. 1 Florida State theoretically didn’t have anything to play for on Saturday afternoon in the series finale against No. 13 North Carolina State at Dick Howser Stadium.
Luckily for head coach Mike Martin, no one told his team that as FSU came away with a 6-2 win to clinch an impressive series victory on Senior Day in front of 4, 891 fans.
“Those guys in that clubhouse don’t play a meaningless game,” Martin said. “They play baseball. They play it right. I’m proud to be a part of it. Went out there today, and let’s face it, what were we playing for? But, they went out there and competed and got it done against a very good North Carolina State team. It makes me proud to be a Florida State Seminole. We know that was nothing more than playing the game professionally. But at the same time, it gives me an indication more so that we have a baseball team that is my kind of team and is gonna compete 27 outs every day, day in and day out.”