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FSU loses opener in College World Series

FSU’s Tommy Oravetz is picked off by first baseman Brent Milleville on a throw from home in Stanford’s win Saturday.

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FSU’s Tommy Oravetz is picked off by first baseman Brent Milleville on a throw from home in Stanford’s win Saturday.

OMAHA, Neb. — Stanford coach Mark Marquess would have been happy to score one run in the ninth inning against Florida State.

How about 11?

"That's one of those things that happen. You don't know why it happens," Marquess said after the Cardinal's record-tying outburst broke a tie score in a 16-5 victory in Saturday's College World Series opener.

Brent Milleville's three-run homer sparked Stanford's biggest inning of the year. It was the seventh time a team has scored 11 in an inning at the CWS; the most recent was by Cal State Fullerton in 1994.

The Seminoles (54-13) tied it at 5 on Jason Stidham's two-out, three-run homer off Drew Storen in the eighth.

FSU next faces top seed Miami on Monday; the loser will be eliminated.

"It was one of those games. You talk about a roller coaster," FSU coach Mike Martin told the school's Web site. "We were as excited as we could be when we tied … in the eighth inning, and of course, the wheels came off."

Stanford (40-22-2) next plays Monday against Georgia in the winner's bracket.

John Gast (0-1), the third of the seven pitchers FSU used, took the loss.

GEORGIA 7, MIAMI 4: Georgia scored four runs in the ninth, two on Miami closer Carlos Gutierrez's throwing error, and the Bulldogs (42-23-1) came from behind to win their opener.

Gutierrez, the Minnesota Twins' first-round draft pick, came on to start the ninth to protect a one-run lead. Instead, the Hurricanes (52-11) lost for the first time in 46 games when leading after eight innings.

"The first (batter) gets a base hit on the first pitch, and it gets a little intense at that point," Miami coach Jim Morris said. "That's happened with every closer I've had at some point. It's not the best timing right here to give up a couple runs."

AWARD: FSU catcher Buster Posey was voted the winner of the Dick Howser Trophy as the nation's top player.

FSU loses opener in College World Series 06/14/08 [Last modified: Monday, November 1, 2010 11:53am]
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