Florida State Opens Fall Baseball Practice Monday

Florida State Opens Fall Baseball Practice Monday
Posted at 11:00 PM, Sep 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-18 23:00:00-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fl. (WTXL) - Fall baseball returned to the diamond on Monday, as the Florida State baseball team hit the field for day number one of fall practice.

This is a baseball team that is coming off one heck of a 2017 season. The guys are fresh off an ACC Championships and a trip to Omaha, and despite losing several standout players, they return All-American Tyler Holton, as well as Jackson Lueck and Drew Mendoza among others.

This recruiting class is also ranked seventh Nationally, so even with a lot of talent hone, there is a lot waiting in the wings. The fall is a time to find out just who this team is, and head coach Mike Martin is excited to get started.

"You don't want as a player to be gauged as a guy that has trouble remembering how many outs there are, or kicking routine ground balls," he said smiling. "It's a period in which you can learn a lot about baseball players, and that's what we intend to do."

The first time to catch the guys is October 12th, when they take the field for a Garnet and Gold scrimmage.