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Fun Fact Friday: FSU’s Mike Salvatore Led the ACC in Hits in 2019

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The college baseball season wrapped up on Wednesday night with Vanderbilt taking down Michigan in the decisive game of the College World Series’ championship series, 8-2.

The season for Florida State and the career of legendary head coach Mike Martin came to an end more than a week ago as the Seminoles fell to Texas Tech in a College World Series elimination game, 4-1. Thanks to a deep NCAA Tournament run and a trip to Omaha, FSU finished the season ranked in the top 10.

Individually, a number of FSU players also ranked high among the ACC and national leaders. On the mound, J.C. Flowers led the ACC with 13 saves. At the plate, Mike Salvatore led the conference in hits.

A senior middle infielder and lead-off man, the New Jersey native enjoyed a breakout season. Salvatore led the Seminoles with a .340 batting average and 90 hits. A ninth-round pick of the Seattle Mariners, Salvatore’s 23 doubles and four triples were also team-highs.

While FSU struggled mightily offensively in three College World Series games, Salvatore was the most reliable bat in the lineup. Over the final two games, Salvatore had three of the Seminoles’ six hits.

The 90 hits for Salvatore is one more than the 89 recorded by Wake Forest’s Bobby Seymour. The 90 hits ranked 15th nationally and is the most for a Seminole since John Sansone pounded out 95 hits in 2016. Like Salvatore this season, Sansone led the conference in hits that year.

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