Pitcher Andy Ward puts faith in FSU 

July, 27, 2012
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The blow suffered when the Major League Baseball draft some some of the top arms in Florida State's 2012 class was softened by the addition of one of the Sunshine State's top right-handers, Andy Ward, in late June.

Ward, when healthy, sits above 90 miles per hour on his fastball complimented by a curveball and change-up. The 6-foot-1, 190-pound hurler out of Oviedo (Fla.) also drew heavy interest from college-baseball powers such as Florida, Miami, Ole Miss, North Carolina, Vanderbilt and Virginia.

"I was mostly looking at Florida State and Virginia," Ward said about his recruitment down the stretch. "Florida State was at a lot more of my games and stuff, and I talked to the coaches a lot more. I have wanted to go to Florida State for a while and so I committed there."

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