The Michigan Wolverines are set to square off against the Florida State Seminoles on Monday night in the College World Series.
Michigan is fresh off victories over UCLA and Texas and will look to keep the momentum going in Omaha, but they face an FSU team that has a talented arsenal of both hitters and pitchers.
Michigan (47-20) team statistics
Florida State (42-21) team statistics
Crunching the numbers
- Michigan has the better pitching staff, with a combined ERA of 3.46, to FSU’s 4.48
- Both teams draw a healthy amount of walks, FSU ranks 3rd nationally, Michigan 16th. Their on base percentages are similar, Michigan’s is .380, and FSU’s is .396
- Michigan ranks higher in batting average at .280 compared to FSU at .270
- Florida State has hit 81 home runs, Michigan has 69
- Michigan has more doubles with 142, FSU has 112.
- Michigan’s scored 460 runs this season, FSU has scored 432
- The speedier team on the basepaths is Michigan. U-M has recorded 99 steals, FSU only 46.
Key players on FSU
- Drew Mendoza has drawn 69 walks, which ranks 2nd nationally. Mendoza’s 16 homers rank 39th
- Mike Salvatore is 16th nationally with 22 doubles, Salvatore’s 87 hits ranks 27th.
- J.C. Flowers 13 saves ranks 11th in the nation
- Pitchers Drew Parrish and CJ Van Eyk both rank in the top 20 in strikeouts with 125 and 120. Van Eyk is 10-3 this season with a 3.80 ERA
Key players on Michigan
- Jesse Franklin’s 49 walks rank 32nd nationally
- Pitcher Tommy Henry’s 117 strikeouts rank 22nd. His strikeout-to-walk-ratio is 57th, and his 11 victories ranks 12th.
- Jordan Brewer, Jesse Franklin, Jimmy Kerr, and Jordan Nwogu are all tied up for the team lead of 12 home runs
- Brewer’s 8 sacrifice flies ranks 8th in the nation, and his 24 stolen bases ranks 50th.