Can FSU baseball keep winning streak going hosting New Orleans for three-game series ?

Can They Get The Sweep?
Family, friends, alumni, Florida State fans and others attend the celebration of life for legendary
Family, friends, alumni, Florida State fans and others attend the celebration of life for legendary / Alicia Devine/Tallahassee Democrat / USA

FSU baseball (11-0) will look to keep their unbeaten streak alive this weekend when they host the New Orleans Privateers(8-4). New Orleans plays in the Southland Conference, the same as Lamar, McNeese, and Northwestern State. They've swept a three-game series against Alabama A&M last weekend and defeated Southern Alabama in midweek earlier this week. Their hitters bring a .286 batting average and .407 on-base percentage into the series. They strike out a ton, 26 percent of their at-bats, and are 9 of 11 in stolen bases. They have a couple of guys with some pop in their bats, but nothing much after that. New Orleans pitchers bring a 6.82 ERA, with opposing batters hitting .285 against them. They have 107 strikeouts in 103 innings and allowed 18 home runs.

Their starters are usually around the plate and average about one strikeout per inning. Defensively, they bring a decent .972 fielding percentage into the series. FSU has been swinging the bats well all season and is a step up in competition for New Orleans. I'll be looking for good at-bats, guys swinging at strikes, and staying away from pitches outside the zone. Hopefully, we'll see Alex Lodise continue to stay hot at the plate. He's a guy who had a productive year at the plate and got off to a slow start through 11 games. He's the only starter not batting over .300, but he's up to .258 after going 5 for his last 12 with two home runs. I'll be looking for more consistency from Cam Leiter in his outing and for Jamie Arnold to maintain his level of pitching. I'm not sure who will start Sunday's game on the mound, but that's something to watch until Conner Whittaker moves into that spot. FSU has been much better than in past years on defense, and I need that to continue. The game will begin at 5 p.m. and will air on the ACCNX, or you can listen via the radio on WFLA 100.7 FM.

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