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The Daily Nole — April 11, 2017: Noles Face Gators for Final Time in 2017 athletics

It’s Tuesday, Florida State fans. Before you settle in and watch Florida State and Florida duke it out on the diamond, keep it here for the latest in FSU athletics. The news and notes section will be updated throughout the day.

Lead Story

Unless they meet for a third straight season in the NCAA Tournament, Florida State and Florida will meet for the final time in 2017 on Tuesday night. The Gators won the first two meetings this season in Gainesville and Jacksonville, but the scene now shifts to Tallahassee.

Andrew Karp will get the ball for the Seminoles. Karp is 0-2 this season with both losses coming to Florida, but the losses don’t tell the whole story. Karp struck out a career-high 11 and allowed just one run on March 14 in a 1-0 loss in Gainesville. In the 4-1 Florida victory in Jacksonville on March 28, Karp struggled early as the Gators scored all four of their runs in the first.

On the mound for Florida will be Tyler Dyson, who is 1-0 with a 3.55 ERA this season. Dyson earned the save in the first meeting between the teams this season.

The Seminoles have lost six of nine coming in and are unranked for the first time since 2009. Overall, FSU has lost 14 of 17 to Florida and haven’t beat the Gators during the regular season since April 14, 2015 when Quincy Nieporte hit a 12th inning walk-off home run at Dick Howser Stadium in a 4-3 victory. The contest begins at 6 p.m. EST and airs on ACC Network Extra.

Between the Lines

There were no FSU athletic events scheduled for Monday.

On the Agenda

Tuesday’s baseball game between FSU and Florida is the only scheduled athletic event.

News and Notes

FSU’s women’s golf team will tee off at 10:30 a.m. at the ACC Championships in Greensboro on Friday.

Former Florida State and current San Francisco Giants’ catcher Buster Posey was hit in the head by a pitch Monday and had to be taken off the field.

FSU softball ranks No. 1 in the NFCA and USA Today Polls.

FSU’s April 18 baseball contest with Stetson has been canceled. The game for the following day with the Hatters has been pushed back from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. EST.

5-star forward Kevin Knox has pushed back his decision date from April 28 to May 1.

The FSU beach volleyball duo of junior Vanessa Freire and freshman Francesca Goncalves earned CCSA Pair of the Week honors after posting a 3-0 record this past weekend.

FSU guard Dwayne Bacon will sign with Roc Nation for representation as he enters June’s NBA Draft.

Florida swept the season series over Florida State with a 10-7 win on Tuesday night.

What You May Have Missed From The Daily Nole

ACC Baseball Ranks for Florida State (April 10)
FSU Baseball Falls Out of Polls
The Daily Nole — April 10, 2017: FSU Sweeps Syracuse to Stay Perfect in ACC

Mike Ferguson is the editor of The Daily Nole. Follow Mike on Twitter @MikeWFerguson

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