Florida State routs Jacksonville in Athens Regional

Updated: June 3, 2006, 4:45 PM ET
Associated Press

ATHENS, Ga. -- Florida State reliever Travis Burge tacked on two scoreless innings of relief Saturday, completing a rout of Jacksonville 18-0 in the opening game of the NCAA Regionals.

Burge pitched two scoreless innings before the game was suspended Friday because of lightning in the area. He retired the Dolphins on Saturday in 14 minutes. Michael Hyde (9-1) earned the win.

Florida State (43-19) plays later against Georgia, which routed Sacred Heart 11-0. Jacksonville (42-18) plays the loser.

Friday night, the Seminoles scored six runs in the first inning off Matt Dobbins (12-1), and later scored six more in the fifth. Ryan Strauss drove in a career-high five runs, and Travis Anderson and Tony Thomas drove in four apiece.

Thomas, Shane Robinson and Josh Spivey homered to highlight an 18-hit attack that was aided by 10 walks and one hit batsman. ^Georgia 11, Sacred Heart 0=

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) _ Mickey Westphal pitched a three-hitter and the host Bulldogs blanked Sacred Heart 11-0 in a game postponed the previous night by stormy weather.

It was the third complete game and second shutout of the season for Westphal (7-1). The Bulldogs (42-19) moved on to an evening game against Florida State (43-19).

Jason Jacobs broke open a close game with a two-out, bases-clearing double in the fifth inning. Georgia also got homers from Matt Olson, Gordon Beckham and Josh Morris.


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