Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Seminoles should take ASU seriously

MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- Here’s the other side of Alabama State’s historic 28-0 SWAC championship run that led to a first-ever trip to the NCAA Tournament – 10-15.

That’s how the Hornets fared in their remaining 25 games this season.

So Florida State could look at that latter number and take ASU (38-15) lightly Friday, but that might not be a wise move for the top-seeded Seminoles (37-20) in the Tallahassee Regional.

Last season, ASU had Florida State down by two runs heading into bottom of the seventh inning before surrendering three runs in an 8-7 loss in Tallahassee. That’s even more reason for the Seminoles to take the Hornets seriously, but ASU suffered lopsided losses at Auburn this season.

The Tigers outscored ASU, 22-2, in the two games. Power 5 programs are expected to beat schools from smaller conferences, but Auburn won just 22 games this season. If ASU couldn’t hang with one of the SEC’s worst teams, the chances of it knocking off one of the ACC’s best teams aren’t good.


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