2011 Tallahassee Super Regional


5. Florida State Seminoles

Tallahassee, Florida

At-large bid from ACC, Won Tallahassee Regional

2011 record: 19-11, 45-17 (first in Atlantic Division)

Head coach: Mike Martin (Florida State, 1966)

Record at school: 1,672-575-4, 32 years

Overall record: Same

Assistant coaches: Jamey Shouppe, Mike Martin Jr., Matt Matulia

Team offense: .294 BA, 447 R, 55 HR, .448 SLG%, .409 OB%, 74-94 SB

Team pitching: 3.58 ERA, 558 IP, 509 H, 225 BB, 469 K

Top hitters: James Ramsey (.364/10/66/18 2B/11-14 SB), Jayce Boyd (.335/6/56/16 2B), Mike McGee (.332/10/56/16 2B), Devon Travis (.327/6/33/23 2B), Rafael Lopez (.325/7/36/18 2B), Sherman Johnson (.269/1/39/18 2B), Justin Gonzalez (.267/7/34)

Top pitchers: Sean Gilmartin (12-1, 1.83, 113.1 IP, 86 H, 20 BB, 122 K), Daniel Bennett (3-1, 15 SV, 2.10, 51.1 IP, 42 H, 20 BB, 48 K), Hunter Scantling (3-2, 3.84, 58.2 IP, 50 H, 19 BB, 48 K)

Last NCAA appearance: 2010 (3-0 at Norwich Regional, 2-1 at Tallahassee Super Regional, 1-2 at College World Series)

Notes: The Seminoles have had at least 40 wins and have played in the NCAA tournament for 34 straight years, spanning Mike Martin’s entire head coaching tenure, but have not yet won a national championship. Their streak of tournament appearances is the second-longest in the country – fellow ACC team Miami has 39. Martin is one of only three coaches – the others are Augie Garrido of Texas and Gene Stephenson of Wichita State – to win 1,600 games. FSU swept the Tallahassee Regional, defeating Bethune-Cookman and beating Alabama twice. Senior Mike McGee won the inaugural John Olerud Two-Way Player of the Year Award a season ago. McGee was taken in the 15th round of the 2011 MLB Draft by the Seattle Mariners. He was picked in the 41st round of the 2010 MLB Draft by the Arizona Diamondbacks and in the 37th round of the 2007 Draft by the Chicago Cubs. His younger brother, Stephen, is a sophomore on the FSU baseball team. Sean Gilmartin was the 28th overall pick of the 2011 MLB Draft by the Atlanta Braves. He was taken in the 31st round of the 2008 MLB Draft by the San Diego Padres. Taiwan Easterling is a wide receiver on the Seminole football team.


Texas A&M Aggies

College Station, Texas

Automatic bid - won Big 12 Tournament, Won College Station Regional

2011 record: 19-8, 45-19 (tied for first in Big 12)

Head coach: Rob Childress (Northwood, 1990)

Record at school: 244-132-2, 6 years

Overall record: same

Assistant coaches: Andy Sawyers, Justin Seely, Mike Clement

Team offense: .294 BA, 369 R, 27 HR, .406 SLG%, .366 OB%, 103-138 SB

Team pitching: 2.68 ERA, 573.2 IP, 509 H, 152 BB, 479 K

Top hitters: Tyler Naquin (.389/2/43/21 2B), Krey Bratsen (.344/0/34/28-37 SB), Matt Juengel (.307/6/47/13-20 SB), Jacob House (.304/3/45/15 2B), Kenny Jackson (.274/2/25)

Top pitchers: Nick Fleece (6-1, 3 SV, 1.55, 40.2 IP, 38 H, 8 BB, 30 K), John Stilson (5-2, 1 SV, 1.68, 91.1 IP, 75 H, 29 BB, 92 K), Michael Wacha (8-3, 2.24, 108.2 IP, 100 H, 23 BB, 106 K), Joaquin Hinojosa (2-2, 8 SV, 2.41, 33.2 IP, 31 H, 10 BB, 30 K), Ross Stripling (13-2, 3 SV, 2.30, 109.2 IP, 77 H, 16 BB, 99 K)

Last NCAA appearance: 2010 (3-2 at Coral Gables Regional)

Notes: Texas A&M went 3-1 to win the College Station Regional, defeating Arizona 3-0 in the deciding game. The Aggies are in the NCAA tourney for the fifth time in six years under Rob Childress. A&M has won six regional titles and three under Childress. The Aggies have been to the College World Series four times, with the last coming in 1999. Texas A&M won the Big 12 tournament and has won 14 of its past 17 games. Senior Andrew Collazo homered in the bottom of the 10th for the win in the title game of the Big 12 tourney. It was the third overall title and second straight for the Aggies. A&M is fifth in the nation in ERA. Junior right-hander John Stilson was expected to be a high pick in the MLB Draft, but a shoulder injury saw him fall to the third round to the Toronto Blue Jays. Sophomore outfielder Tyler Naquin was picked in the 33rd round of the 2009 MLB Draft by the Baltimore Orioles. Freshman Krey Bratsen was selected in the 45th round of the 2010 MLB Draft by the Oakland Athletics.