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Your Thoughts Thursday: FSU Baseball Will Top LSU, Advance to Omaha

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In a performance that few saw coming, Florida State baseball cemented its 17th Super Regional appearance in 21 years over the weekend by going 3-0 in Athens with a pair of wins over No. 4 national seed Georgia by a 22-4 margin.

FSU will now head to another difficult SEC venue as it goes to Alex Box Stadium to take on LSU in the best-of-3 Baton Rouge Super Regional, which gets underway on Saturday. This week, we asked our Twitter followers who would prevail and 80 percent are picking the Seminoles.

Of the 97 people to chime in, more than half think it will take FSU a decisive third game on Monday night to clinch a spot in the College World Series. 29 percent see FSU wrapping things up on Sunday. 20 percent say LSU will emerge victorious, with 13 percent projecting that it will take three games.

Our Take
For the first time since we restarted this series, we’re actually going against the respondents.

After winning three games in Athens by a combined 35-11 score, there is certainly a newfound confidence in FSU baseball. That said, Alex Box Stadium is one of the toughest places to play in the country and FSU has never won a Super Regional on the road.

The Tigers don’t have the pitching pedigree that Georgia does, but the lineup is stacked. Drew Parrish, C.J. Van Eyk and Conor Grady are all solid starting pitchers for FSU and were all really good in Athens, but they haven’t had the most consistent season.

Ending a national seed’s season on the road in Athens last weekend was pretty impressive, but doing it two weekends in a row seems like a tall task. The good news is FSU will notch a victory and extend the streak of consecutive 40-win seasons to 42. The bad news is that LSU will take the Super Regional in three games and end Florida State head coach Mike Martin’s legendary tenure.

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