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College World Series 2012: FSU, Mike Martin Must Let Sluggers Be Aggressive

Published by on June 18, 2012

 

Mike Martin, the heralded skipper of the Seminoles, famously
makes his batters go to the plate with a conservative approach. His offensive
approach, at least during the regular season, feasted on weak ACC pitching not
being able to throw strikes, and then when some momentum was built up—or when
the bases got juiced due to walks—his talented ‘Noles found ways to get runs
across.

 

 

This type of micromanaging can guide a team through the ACC
and land a coach 40+ wins every year, but it’s also the reason Mike Martin has
never secured a championship in Omaha. He refuses to change his approach in Omaha—he’s
now 68 years old—and it causes his hitters to be behind in the count.

 

 

FSU’s batting lineup needs to be set free, to be unshackled.
The pitchers in Omaha have guided their teams to the storied city for a reason—it’s
because they know how to throw strikes.

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