The Miami Hurricanes (28-15, 15-7 ACC) will take the fieldSunday at 1 p.m. and try to avoid a series sweep by the visiting Florida StateSeminoles (33-10, 16-7 ACC). The game will be broadcast on CSS.The eighth-ranked Seminoles shut out the 14th-rankedHurricanes on Saturday, 2-0, behind lock-down pitching from starter HunterScantling and relievers Brian Busch and Daniel Bennett. Miami was only able tomuster five hits on Saturday.On Sunday, Florida State will send senior Mike McGee to themound. The right-hander is 1-1 with a 3.75 ERA, but hasnt started a game sinceMarch 8 because of his duties as the Seminoles center fielder.Miami will counter with right-hander E.J. Encinosa. Thesophomore Encinosa is 3-3 with a 3.11 ERA, but was touched up for five earnedruns in his last start against North Carolina. Florida State continues to roll. The Seminoles will enterSundays game with a nine-game win streak. Miami will look to bounce back afterlosing back-to-back games for the first time since late March.Saturdays shutout win was the first time since1993 that the Seminoles have blanked the Hurricanes in Coral Gables. The lasttime Florida State shut out Miami, regardless of location, was 2003 inTallahassee.Miami hasnt been swept in Coral Gables by FloridaState since 2002. The Hurricanes will have to win Sunday to keep that streakalive.Miami starter E.J. Encinosa has struck out morebatters than hes walked in all but one appearance this season, his last atNorth Carolina. In fact, prior to the poor outing last Sunday, Encinosa hadposted a 16:2 strikeout to walk ratio in his previous two starts.Not only is Mike McGee on the mound for FloridaState on Sunday, hes also a leader with his bat. McGee ranks 12thin the ACC with a .343 batting average, sixth in the ACC with seven home runs,and ninth with 39 RBI.When Mike McGee pitches this season, theSeminoles are 9-2. Over the past two seasons, Florida State has enjoyed a 27-3record when McGee is on the mound.
FSU at Miami Preview: Game 3
May 1, 2011, 2:09 pm