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2008 Baseball Schedule  

Date Opponent Location Score
02/23/08 Duquesne Tallahassee, FL W, 14-3
  Duquesne Tallahassee, FL W, 15-3
02/24/08 Duquesne Tallahassee, FL W, 15-3
02/26/08 Philadelphia Phillies Clearwater, FL Cancelled
02/28/08 Auburn Auburn, AL W, 7-5
02/29/08 Auburn Auburn, AL W, 6-5
03/01/08 Auburn Tallahassee, FL W, 4-3
03/02/08 Auburn Tallahassee, FL W, 10-1
03/04/08 UNC Asheville Tallahassee, FL W, 11-4
03/05/08 UNC Asheville Tallahassee, FL W, 10-5
03/08/08 Maryland Tallahassee, FL W, 5-4
  Maryland Tallahassee, FL W, 16-0
03/09/08 Maryland Tallahassee, FL W, 9-8
03/12/08 Georgia Tallahassee, FL L, 13-10
  Georgia Tallahassee, FL W, 8-3
03/14/08 Georgia Tech Tallahassee, FL W, 8-7
03/15/08 Georgia Tech Tallahassee, FL W, 11-2
03/16/08 Georgia Tech Tallahassee, FL W, 17-8
03/18/08 Florida Gainesville, FL L, 6-1
03/21/08 Virginia Tech Blacksburg, VA W, 9-4
03/22/08 Virginia Tech Blacksburg, VA W, 12-11
03/23/08 Virginia Tech Blacksburg, VA W, 18-12
03/25/08 Stetson Tallahassee, FL W, 11-2
03/26/08 Stetson Tallahassee, FL W, 19-3
03/28/08 Wake Forest Winston-Salem, NC W, 21-2
03/29/08 Wake Forest Winston-Salem, NC L, 4-2
03/30/08 Wake Forest Winston-Salem, NC W, 3-2
04/01/08 Florida Jacksonville, FL W, 10-2
04/02/08 Jacksonville Jacksonville, FL W, 7-5
04/04/08 Virginia Tallahassee, FL W, 10-3
04/06/08 Virginia Tallahassee, FL W, 3-2
  Virginia Tallahassee, FL W, 3-2
04/11/08 Boston College Chestnut Hill, MA W, 8-6
  Boston College Chestnut Hill, MA W, 4-3
04/12/08 Boston College Chestnut Hill, MA W, 17-2
04/15/08 Florida Tallahassee, FL W, 4-2
04/16/08 North Florida Tallahassee, FL W, 10-2
04/18/08 Miami Tallahassee, FL L, 11-4
04/19/08 Miami Tallahassee, FL W, 9-5
04/20/08 Miami allahassee, FL L, 11-10
04/25/08 North Carolina Cary, NC L, 11-4
04/26/08 North Carolina Cary, NC W, 13-5
04/27/08 North Carolina Cary, NC L, 2-1
04/29/08 Stetson Deland, FL W, 13-3
04/30/08 Stetson Deland, FL W, 6-3
05/03/08 Clemson Clemson, SC W, 9-8
05/04/08 Clemson Clemson, SC W, 13-4
05/05/08 Clemson Clemson, SC W, 4-2
05/07/08 Jacksonville Tallahassee, FL L, 7-6
05/09/08 Savannah State Tallahassee, FL W, 23-4
05/10/08 Savannah State Tallahassee, FL W, 19-2
05/11/08 Savannah State Tallahassee, FL W, 24-4
05/12/08 Savannah State Tallahassee, FL W, 10-0
05/15/08 North Carolina State Tallahassee, FL L, 12-2
05/16/08 North Carolina State Tallahassee, FL W, 1-0
05/17/08 North Carolina State Tallahassee, FL W, 8-1
05/21/08 ACC Tournament (Wake Forest) Jacksonville, FL W, 8-3
05/23/08 ACC Tournament (Virginia) Jacksonville, FL L, 5-3
05/24/08 ACC Tournament (North Carolina) Jacksonville, FL W, 9-6
05/30/08 NCAA Regionals (Bucknell) Tallahassee, FL L, 7-0
05/31/08 NCAA Regionals (Florida) Tallahassee, FL W, 17-11
06/01/08 NCAA Regionals (Bucknell) Tallahassee, FL W, 24-9
  NCAA Regionals (Tulane) Tallahassee, FL W, 17-8
06/02/08 NCAA Regionals (Tulane) Tallahassee, FL W, 16-7
06/06/08 NCAA Super Regional (Wichita State) Tallahassee, FL L, 10-7
06/07/08 NCAA Super Regional (Wichita State) Tallahassee, FL W, 14-4
06/08/08 NCAA Super Regional (Wichita State) Tallahassee, FL W, 11-4
06/14/08 NCAA World Series (Stanford) Omaha, Neb. ESPN L, 16-5
06/16/08 NCAA World Series (Miami) Omaha, Neb. ESPN2 L, 7-5

All Times Pacific
 
* ACC Tournament: (5/21-5/24)                      * NCAA Regional: (5/30-6/02)        
* NCAA Super Regional: (6/06-6/08)              * College World Series: (6/14-6/24)

2008 Record : 54-14

 Conference  : 24-06

  

FSU Baseball's Mike Martin Talks About His 25 Years As The Seminoles Head Coach

Mike Martin will celebrate his 25-year anniversary as Florida State's head baseball coach when the Seminoles open the 2004 season.

Dec. 15, 2003

Mike Martin will celebrate his 25-year anniversary as Florida State's head baseball coach when the Seminoles open the 2004 season at new and improved Dick Howser Stadium on January 31st. Better known as #11, Martin has been involved as a player or coach in 32 of the 57 years Seminole baseball has been in existence. In his 24 years as FSU's head coach, Martin has won 1,293 games with a .750 winning percentage - which makes him the second winningest active coach in college baseball. He's eighth on the all-time wins list and all 21 of the Seminoles' 50-win seasons have come under his watch. His teams have advanced to NCAA postseason play in each of his 24 seasons. Most impressively, Florida State is the only school in the country to finish among Collegiate Baseball's Top 10 in each of the last 10 years.

 

Dick Howser Stadium

Dick Howser Stadium will take its place as one of the top collegiate baseball facilities in the country after a two-year, $12 million dollar project is completed prior to the 2004 season. Located on the campus of Florida State University, the stadium provides fans with the feeling of having "the best seat in the house" to watch the finest in college baseball action.

Florida State's players and coaches enjoy the convenience and luxury of a clubhouse and locker room currently located behind the Seminole dugout. The main locker room area is fully-carpeted and contains a personalized locker for each player, a separate locker room for the Seminole coaches, a video area where FSU players and coaches can watch tapes, and a coaches' office. A built-in stereo system blares the players' latest favorites. There is also a weight room and training area adjacent to the clubhouse.

There are on-going efforts to keep Dick Howser Stadium one of the top facilities in college baseball. Truly a "player's ballpark," the stadium has had many upgrades since it opened in 1983: the addition of a 30-foot screen to the top of the right field wall, the adding of a roof  to the grandstand and state-of-the-art electronic scoreboard, complete with message center.

Dick Howser Stadium, named after the late Kansas City Royals and Florida State manager who was also Florida State's first-ever baseball All-American, is a showcase befitting one of the top collegiate teams in the nation. From the beautifully-manicured playing surface to the chairback seats, Howser Stadium is one of the best places in the country to watch a game. Fans, along with the stadium and a professional game operation, are a large reason it has been the site of 18 NCAA Regional Tournaments in 19 years since its' opening in 1983.

The stadium was dedicated in honor of Dick Howser in March of 1988 prior to an exhibition game between Florida State and the Kansas City Royals, two of Howser's former teams. As part of the stadium dedication, Kansas City all-stars George Brett and Bo Jackson helped unveil a new $150,000 matrix scoreboard and a bronze bust of Howser. Both items were permanent additions to the facility.

Old Seminole Field was christened Seminole Stadium March 28, 1983, after a one million dollar renovation was completed on the park. Wooden bleachers were replaced with a two-tier concrete grandstand seating 2,500. Modern concession areas, restrooms and a press box complete with separate booths for radio and television broadcasts were also added.

The playing surface dimensions measure 320 feet to rightfield, 400' to center and 340' to left. Prior to the 1986 season, a screen was added to the top of the right field wall, increasing in five-foot increments from 20' in the power alley to 30 feet in right field - giving a unique effect.

A matrix board, which provides lineups, statistics and messages throughout the game, a high quality public address system, modern concession stands and vendors circulating the stands give Howser Stadium a "big league" feel. The playing field itself is often compared to that of a major league park and was named the best collegiate baseball field in the country in 2001.

The beautiful home of Florida State's baseball Seminoles, from the Tradition Room, clubhouse area and locker room to the top-notch playing field and overall family atmosphere, is indeed a fitting tribute to one of FSU's greatest alumni, Dick Howser.

 

Old Seminole Field
(christened Seminole Stadium 3/28/83)

 

 

  

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