The Arizona Wildcats are in the winner's bracket of the 2012 College World Series after defeating the Florida St. Seminoles, 4-3, in 12 innings on Friday night. They will play the UCLA Bruins on Sunday night for the right to continue in the winner's bracket. Florida St. looks to stay alive with an elimination game against the Stony Brook Seawolves on Sunday afternoon.
In the top of the 12th inning, Joey Rickard hit a one-out double to left center field against Robert Benincasa, who pitched the final four innings of the game for the Seminoles. Joey Field then immediately followed with a double of his own, scoring Rickard for the go-ahead run. Benincasa intentionally walked Alex Mejia but was able to get Robert Refsnyder and Seth Mejias-Brean out to end the inning.
Florida State tried to get something going against Arizona's Matthew Troupe once Seth Miller reached on a hit by pitch. Miller moved up to second base on a wild pitch and then found himself at third base after a groundout by Sherman Johnson. But it was all for naught. Devon Travis struck out swinging to end the game.
The College World Series continues on Saturday with games in Bracket 2 between Kent St. and Arkansas and South Carolina and Florida.