TALLAHASSEE, FL (WALB) - Florida State starts their quest for a third trip to the College World series in four years this weekend.
The Seminoles are seeded 5th in the NCAA baseball tournament and will host one of the 16 regionals.
The Seminoles will battle Bethune-Cookman, Central Florida and Alabama for a berth in the Super-Regionals next week.
The road to Omaha runs through Dick Howser for the Seminoles since they know they will stay at home if they make the Super-Regionals.
Head coach Mike Martin believes the past postseason experience will be a big factor for his squad this weekend.
Head coach Mike Martin said. "I like the way they prepare. I like the way they approach the game. It is a veteran club. Most of these guys were in the College World Series last year."
Senior outfielder Mike McGee said. "We have got a lot of good teams here. UCF we know is a really good team. They came in here earlier. Alabama is from the SEC. They are always good. They will be tough. Like you say Bethune-Cookman will beat you. It is going to be a tough one."
Pitcher/Infielder Jack Posey said. "We definitely can get to Omaha and even win it if we play well. I think the last couple of weeks we started coming molding together as a team more than we have the first few weeks of the season."
The Tallahassee regional begins with UCF and Alabama playing at 12:00 p.m. Friday.
Florida State will play at 6:00 p.m. against Bethune-Cookman.
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