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'Canes blast into Coral Gable title game

6/6/2004

CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- Gaby Sanchez drove in six runs to lead
Miami past NC State 19-5 and into the regional final.

Miami (46-11) fell behind 4-0 in the first but rallied to score
11 runs over the next three innings. The Hurricanes rattled North
Carolina State ace Michael Rogers for a career-high 11 earned runs
on 12 hits in just 3 2/3 innings.

Miami will now face Florida Atlantic.

Florida Atlantic 10, North Carolina State 2

Surprise starter Will Mann pitched an
eight-hitter and Florida Atlantic eliminated North Carolina State
from the NCAA Tournament.

With its second win of the day, No. 3 seeded Florida Atlantic
(47-16) advanced to Sunday's regional championship against
top-seeded and host Miami.

Florida Atlantic coach Kevin Cooney's gamble succeeded when he
held out ace Randy Beam in favor of Mann, who had appeared in just
11 games all season. Mann (5-0) responded, allowing just one earned
run and struck out nine in his first career complete game.

Florida Atlantic 14, St. Bonaventure 2

Rusty Brown hit two homers and drove
in six runs, and Florida Atlantic eliminated St. Bonaventure from
the Coral Gables regional with a 14-2 win.

Florida Atlantic (46-16) jumped all over starter Michael Proctor
(5-3), scoring seven runs on six hits in two innings.

Matt O'Brien (11-3) allowed four hits and an earned run in five
innings.

St. Bonaventure (29-22) was outscored 20-5 and allowed
three homers in losses to Miami and Florida Atlantic.