By: Kevin Keane | WCTV Eyewitness Sports
January 28, 2019
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- We're now just over two weeks away until the Florida State baseball team takes the diamond to christen the 2019 campaign.
The team has a little bit of extra motivation to get back to Omaha for the College World Series, with it being the final year at the helm of the Seminoles for skipper Mike Martin.
If the Noles want to send Martin out on a high note and make it back to Omaha, there's no doubt they'll need starting pitcher Drew Parrish to shine.
Last season as a sophomore, Parrish went 5-1 with a 2.52 ERA. Now, as an upperclassman, he says 2019 is all about taking his game to the next level.
"I mean, nothing's really changed as far as being a rookie to now, it's just trying to take it all in while I can because it's moving pretty fast and you don't really now how much longer you've got," Parrish said at last week's informal media day. "There's always something to improve in baseball; defense, pitching, hitting. I think every day you're going to face top-notch talent so you always have to better yourself to compete with those teams."
FSU opens their 2019 campaign with a four-game homestand against the University of Maine on February 15-17.