After starting the season ranked in the top 25 by D1 Baseball, the maroon and gold clad boys from Tallahassee had struggled to an early season record of 7-6. That record included being swept at home by Pitt for the first time ever. To say there was a ton of skepticism heading into this week facing #5 Florida at home and then traveling to South Beach to face the #6 Miami Hurricanes.
As a result of this weeks outcomes, FSU fans, ACC fans, and college baseball fans across the nation now really dont know what to think about Head Coach Mike Martin’s second Seminole team. In dominating fashion, FSU made quick work of the Gators, who had been touted as having one of the best and deepest pitching staffs in America. Florida State looked them dead in the eye and said “We arent impressed!!” as they dispatched of the blue and orange by a 10-2 score. Next up was a trip to the southern portion of the state to challenge a team that opened the season by taking 2 out of 3 against the Gators. In classic Florida college baseball style, you can expect the unexpected. And unexpected is what happened as the fighting Mike Martin Jrs absolutely smoked the green and orange. Through it all, Florida State went 4-0 on the week and outscored the #5 and #6 teams in the nation by a total score of 44-4 with the most impressive win coming on Sunday when they toppled the water storm by a score of 13-0.
The admin crew at College Baseball Smack had zero debate on this weeks Golden Broom. The Florida State Seminoles are awarded the Golden Broom for their efforts this week in a unanimous vote.