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Fun Fact Friday: All FSU Road Super Regional Appearances Have Been at SEC Schools

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After going “two and a barbecue” in the Tallahassee Regional last season, Florida State baseball is back in the Super Regional round for a 17th time in 21 seasons.

A disappointing regular season meant that FSU would have to find favor with the NCAA Tournament selection committee and did so by earning a spot as the third seed in the Athens Regional. Rather than a No. 3 seed, the Seminoles looked like a national seed as they handled Florida Atlantic and then No. 4 national seed Georgia twice.

Sine the Super Regional round was put into place in 1999, Florida State has reached that point 17 times. Of those, only six have been on the road. Interesting enough, all six of those have been at SEC venues.

The current case will take place in Baton Rouge, Louisiana as the Seminoles take on LSU. The Tigers ended FSU’s season two years with a pair of victories over the Seminoles in the College World Series.

The first time that FSU was ever forced to travel for “Supers” was in 2001 against Georgia. The Seminoles were again forced to travel to Arkansas in 2004 and to rival Florida in 2005. The last two road Super Regionals for FSU have also taken place in Gainesville in 2015 and 2016.

The bad news is that FSU has never won a Super Regional on the road. In fact, in Super Regional games away from Tallahassee, the Seminoles are just 2-10.

The first victory was an 11-6 win in Athens in the middle game of the 2004 Super Regional. The only other victory was a 3-0 win over Florida in the first game of the 2016 Gainesville Super Regional, which came via 2-hit shutout by FSU starting pitcher Drew Carlton.

For FSU to get to Omaha, it will need to double its all-time win total in road Super Regional contests and win on the road for the first time. If you are looking for some good news, FSU has won its last two games in Baton Rouge. Unfortunately, those came in 1983.

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