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4:30 PM ET, June 21, 2010
FSU holds off Florida's rally to eliminate Gators from CWS
OMAHA, Neb. -- To Florida State's Mike McGee, pitching is hard work and hitting home runs is fun.He mixed business and pleasure Monday, leading the Seminoles to an 8-5 victory over Florida in a College World Series elimination game.McGee hit a tie-breaking three-run homer in the third inning, laid down a squeeze bunt in the fourth and moved in from left field to pick up the save after Florida made things interesting in the ninth."Pitching, it's great to end the game and get the save. I like to be in control," McGee said. "But hitting the home run is the best feeling there is."The Seminoles (48-19) will play TCU in an elimination game Wednesday night. The Horned Frogs lost 6-3 to UCLA on Monday.The Gators (47-17) lost for the fourth time in five meetings this season with their Sunshine State rival.
Ubben: FSU Can Exhale
A game-ending double play with the bases loaded allows Florida State to escape with a victory over Florida, writes ESPN.com's David Ubben. Blog
• The Seminoles improved to 4-1 on the season against the Gators, with each game having been played in a different city.
• Florida is the first team eliminated after making its first appearance in the CWS since being runner-up in 2005.
• Mike McGee was Florida State's star, driving in four runs and picking up the save.
• Florida's young pitching staff struggled in Omaha, allowing 19 runs and 32 hits in two games.
|1st||A Maddox singled to shallow left, N Fontana scored, J Adams to second.||1||0|
|1st||T Holt homered to center.||1||1|
|3rd||M McGee homered to left, T Holt and S Johnson scored.||1||4|
|4th||M McGee sacrificed to pitcher, T Holt scored, S Johnson to second.||1||5|
|5th||J Pigott homered to right.||2||5|
|7th||S Cardullo homered to center.||2||6|
|7th||T Holt singled to right center, J Boyd scored, R Lopez to third.||2||7|
|8th||J Boyd singled to shallow left, M McGee scored.||2||8|
|9th||P Tucker doubled to deep right, J Weitzel, N Fontana and B McMahan scored.||5||8|
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|Weather:||83 degrees, partly cloudy|
|Umpires:||Home Plate - Chris Coskey, First Base - Paul Guillie, Second Base - Aj Lostaglio, Third Base - Jim Jackson|