Florida State baseball is a 40-win club for the first time since 2019.

The 5-seed Seminoles topped 9-seed Georgia Tech 12-9 on Tuesday. Four Noles left the yard in Charlotte, including Drew Faurot, who led the club with 3 RBIs in the ACC Tournament victory. Florida State plated 8 runs via the long ball.

FSU struck first, taking a 2-0 lead in the 1st inning. The Seminoles extended the lead to 6-1 in the 4th inning and 8-1 in the 5th inning.

Georgia Tech made things interesting in the top of the 7th inning, scoring 5 to trim the lead to 8-6. Florida State added some insurance runs in the bottom of the 8th, making it 12-6 for Tech’s final at-bat.

The Yellow Jackets did not go quietly. They scored 3 runs in the top of the 9th. Staff ace Jamie Arnold recorded the final 2 outs for a save.

FSU improves NCAA standing

Link Jarrett’s club entered Tuesday as the projected No. 9 national seed by D1Baseball. While No. 9 is well in the top-16 to host an NCAA Regional, it would mean playing on the road in a Super Regional.

Georgia was the No. 8 national seed in D1’s Monday projections. The Bulldogs’ NCAA Tournament stock took a hit Tuesday, as UGA fell to LSU in the single-elimination stage of the SEC Tournament.

Florida State now has a better record (40-14) than UGA (39-15). The Dawgs, though, still have the No. 7 RPI, ahead of FSU at No. 8. Strength of schedule also favors Georgia, No. 9 to No. 30.

RPI numbers will change, though, as the conference tournaments continue. The Noles will have more opportunities to make up ground and push for a top-8 national seed.

Up next for FSU is Virginia on Friday at 11 a.m. The Cavaliers are No. 12 in RPI.