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Florida State Seminoles beat Samford 5-2 to reach NCAA baseball Super Regions

Devon Travis is in the middle of a celebration by, from left, James Ramsey, Jose Brizuela, Josh Delph and Justin Gonzalez after the final out of a tourney-clinching 5-2 win over Samford.

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Devon Travis is in the middle of a celebration by, from left, James Ramsey, Jose Brizuela, Josh Delph and Justin Gonzalez after the final out of a tourney-clinching 5-2 win over Samford.

TALLAHASSEE — Eight days after going 0-3 in the ACC tournament, Florida State reversed course — in a big way.

The Seminoles beat Samford 5-2 on Sunday to sweep their region tournament and advance to a fifth consecutive Super Region. They host Stanford, which beat Pepperdine 8-7 on Sunday to cap a perfect run through the region it hosted.

Stephen McGee and Josh Delph hit two-run singles in the second and third innings, respectively for FSU (46-15).

"They did not panic (after the ACC tournament)," FSU coach Mike Martin said "They went out there and did what they needed to do."

Especially his pitchers.

FSU starters allowed just two earned runs and four overall. Saturday, Brandon Leibrandt allowed three hits over eight innings in beating Samford 8-1. Sunday, fellow freshman Mike Compton (11-2) allowed five hits and two runs (one earned) over six-plus innings.

"Just keep them off balance," Compton said. "It was mainly changing speeds and working the corners."

Earlier, Samford eliminated Mississippi State 3-2. Brandon Miller scored twice and doubled home the go-ahead run in the seventh.

UCF fails in its first chance to advance

CORAL GABLES — Maxx Tissenbaum and Tanner Nivins drove in two runs to lead Stony Brook to a 12-5 win over Central Florida that forced a deciding game at 7 tonight. Both seek their first Super Region berth.

The Seawolves scored three in the second and three in the fourth to take a 7-1 lead.

Earlier, Stony Brook ousted Missouri State 10-7. Down 7-3, it scored seven in the seventh, highlighted by Kevin Courtney's three-run double.

Softball: Oklahoma, Alabama reach final

OKLAHOMA CITY — Jackie Traina and Keilani Ricketts pitched and hit their teams into the World Series final. Traina homered and threw a two-hitter as Alabama beat California 5-2, and Ricketts struck out 13 and drove in a run as Oklahoma beat Arizona State 5-3.

The best-of-three series starts tonight.

The Tide was eliminated in the semifinals three of the past four years. The Sooners are in the final for the first time since winning their only national title in 2000, when it was decided by a single game.

Football: Two Ohio State starters, tight end Jake Stoneburner and offensive lineman Jack Mewhort, were arrested in Delaware, Ohio, for what police called only obstructing official business, a misdemeanor. Details were not disclosed. The school said only it was aware of the situation and was trying to get more details.

Men's golf: Dylan Frittelli made a 20-foot birdie to give Texas the national title over Alabama in Pacific Palisades, Calif. The schools split the first four matches, and Frittelli and Cory Whitsett started 18 all square. It's Texas' first title since 1972, when they had future PGA Tour stars Ben Crenshaw and Tom Kite.

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