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FSU Stock Report (May 10, 2016) athletics

Florida State athletics has hit a slow period with the beach volleyball season ending with a national championship loss to USC. For the women’s golf team however, the NCAA Tournament is set to get underway and things aren’t too far away on the diamond for the Seminole baseball and softball teams:

Stock Up

FSU weekend starting pitchers: Florida State’s weekend baseball rotation hadn’t exactly been on fire entering the weekend series with Bowling Green, but that all changed with a sweep over the Falcons. The weekend rotation of Mike Compton, Drew Carlton and Cole Sands combined to work 16 2/3 innings, allowing just 13 hits and only one earned run.

FSU women’s golf: Florida State’s women’s golf team advanced to the NCAA Championships after finishing second in the regional round in Shoal Creek, Alabama. Among 23 teams, FSU finished behind only Northwestern. The top six teams advanced.

Beach volleyball: Though Florida State was unable to top USC for the national championship, the Seminoles had a solid showing in the first NCAA-recognized beach volleyball championships. The championships were broadcast on truTV and TBS and drew their fair share of interest.

Stock Down

FSU outfielder Steven Wells Jr.: In a series against Bowling Green where Florida State scored 22 runs over three games, outfielder Steven Wells was 0-for-8 at the plate with three walks and two strikeouts.

FSU running back Mario Pender: Florida State senior running back Mario Pender was dismissed from the program on Saturday after being arrested on charges of domestic violence by strangulation and resisting arrest without violence. Between injury and struggles in the classroom, Pender appeared in just 12 games in his FSU career, finishing with 346 yards rushing and six total touchdowns.

Worth Mentioning

  • FSU softball will open the ACC Tournament on Thursday against Pittsburgh. The Seminoles went 3-0 against Pittsburgh in the regular season and beat the Panthers 6-2 in last season’s ACC Tournament final.
  • FSU baseball plays two midweek games this week. The Seminoles will visit Jacksonville at 6 p.m. on Tuesday before hosting Florida Gulf Coast at 1 p.m. on Wednesday.

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