Tallahassee is the site of this 2012 NCAA Baseball Tournament Super Regional series between the Florida St. Seminoles and the Stanford Cardinal. Each team was a No. 1 seed in the respective regional they each hosted, but the Seminoles are the No. 3 national seed and get to host this best-of-three portion of the bracket.
The Seminoles (46-15) will have freshman Brandon Leibrandt (7-2, 2.65 ERA) on the mound for the first game. His 88.1 innings are a team high, as are his 74 strikeouts. The Seminoles offense is led by OF James Ramsey, the 23rd overall draft pick by the St. Louis Cardinals. He is hitting .385/.520/.683 with 11 doubles, 6 triples, 13 home runs and 55 RBI so far. First baseman Jayce Boyd was selected in the sixth round by the New York Mets and has a .390 batting average to with 57 RBI.
Stanford (41-160 features four players selected in the first four rounds of the draft. Stanford RHP ace Mark Appel fell to the eighth overall pick for the Pittsburgh Pirates. He will be on the mound for Friday's opener and will look to improve upon his 10-1 record and 2.27 ERA. He has struck out 127 batters in 119 innings. Saturday's starter will be Brett Mooneyham, a third-round pick by the Washington Nationals.
The Stanford offense is led by third baseman Stephen Piscotty (.318 BA, 20 XBH, 55 RB), a supplemental first-round pick by the St. Louis Cardinals. Infielder Kenny Diekroeger was a fourth-round pick by the Kansas City Royals.
Game time/date: 5:00 p.m. MT, Friday, June 8, 2012
Location: Dick Howser Field, Tallahassee, Fla.