While the Arizona Wildcats had the offensive performance of the regional round, averaging nearly 16 runs over three games, the Florida St. Seminoles completely embarrassed the Stanford Cardinal in the Super Regional round by scoring 35 runs in two victories. After Saturday's Game 2 was postponed until Sunday, the Seminoles came out with an 18-7 victory and a trip to the College World Series in Omaha, Neb.
Florida State jumped out to a 6-0 lead after two innings and then had a 10-2 lead after the top of the seventh. Stanford struck for four runs in the bottom of the seventh inning, but the Seminoles juggernaut continued to roll when the eighth inning came around. Florida State put up an eight-spot for the 18-7 lead.
Florida State's Sherman Johnson went 3-for-6 with five RBI, including a three-run home run in the second inning. Jace Boyd went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run while Seth Miller hit a grand slam in the eight-run eighth inning.
Florida State starting pitcher Mike Compton allowed just two runs in four innings, but he gave up 11 hits. Gage Smith surrendered four of the other runs. Stanford starter Brett Mooneyham allowed the first five runs in one-plus inning of work.
Florida St. joins in-state rival Florida, Arizona and UCLA in the College World Series.