Latest Mike Martin News

Mike Martin Jr. to take over for his father at Florida St.

Jun. 21, 2019 5:44 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Longtime assistant Mike Martin Jr. was promoted to head coach at Florida State on Friday, taking over the program where his father became the career wins leader in all NCAA sports. The announcement of his hiring came two days after the Seminoles ended their 23rd College World...

Texas Tech's 4-1 CWS win sends FSU's Martin into retirement

Jun. 20, 2019 12:23 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — When Texas Tech's Taylor Floyd struck out Reese Albert to end the game — and Mike Martin's career — the Florida State coach walked up the dugout steps, took off his glasses and strode across the field to shake hands with the opposing coach one more time. While the fans at...

Parrish pitches gem in FSU's 1-0 win over Arkansas at CWS

Jun. 15, 2019 11:06 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Drew Parrish called it the best performance of his career. It came at the right time and place for Florida State, which is attempting to send its coach and all-time NCAA wins leader into retirement with his first national championship. Parrish limited Arkansas to five hits in eight...

No crying foul: Hogs put 2018 flub behind them on way to CWS

Jun. 15, 2019 11:27 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Arkansas was so close to winning its first national championship in baseball last year that Casey Martin, from his position at third base, started seeing the celebratory dogpile in his mind's eye. Oregon State was batting in the top of the ninth inning with two outs and a runner on third...

LEADING OFF: Darvish at Dodger Stadium, Nola vs hot Braves

Jun. 15, 2019 3:25 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: YU AGAIN? Yu Darvish says he expects to hear some boos when he takes the mound for the Cubs at Dodger Stadium. It will be his first outing at the ballpark since he got roughed up in Game 7 of the 2017 World Series, chased early as the Houston Astros beat Los...

Florida State's Mike Martin gets last shot at CWS title

Jun. 13, 2019 10:11 AM EDT

Florida State's Mike Martin improbably has one last chance to capture a College World Series title that has eluded college baseball's winningest coach during his 40-year career. Martin, 75, is retiring at the end of the season. His final team earned one of the last four at-large bids into the NCAA Tournament and...

College World Series team capsules

Jun. 11, 2019 2:09 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A look at the eight teams competing in the College World Series, which starts Saturday at TD Ameritrade Park. (Capsules in order of CWS opening games. Coaches' records through super regionals): MICHIGAN (46-20) Coach: Erik Bakich (255-160, 7 seasons at Michigan; 327-258, 10 seasons...

FSU's Martin back to CWS; Michigan in 1st time since 1984

Jun. 10, 2019 1:32 AM EDT

Florida State coach Mike Martin, the all-time wins leader in all NCAA sports, will get one more shot at winning his first national championship before he retires. The Seminoles continued their improbable postseason surge with a 5-4 win over LSU in 12 innings Sunday night to complete a two-game super regional...

Mendoza lifts Florida St. past LSU 5-4 in 12th for CWS berth

Jun. 10, 2019 12:39 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Florida State's 75-year-old head coach, Mike Martin, was in pain and enjoying every moment of it. A celebratory bear hug from trainer Brandon Stone felt like it "had broken five of my ribs," said Martin, who'll finish his 40th and likely final season at the College World Series in...

Louisville 1st in to CWS; Rocker no-hitter keeps Vandy alive

Jun. 9, 2019 2:19 AM EDT

Louisville became the first team to clinch a spot in the College World Series, but it was Vanderbilt's Kumar Rocker who provided the biggest highlight on the second day of the NCAA super regionals. The freshman pitched the first no-hitter in the super-regional era that started in 1999, and the No. 2 national seed...