TALLAHASSEE — Florida State recorded a season-high 25 hits to defeat Florida 17-11 in an elimination game Saturday in baseball's NCAA Tournament.
To reach the Super Region FSU (49-11) the nation's No. 4 seed, must beat Bucknell, which lost 4-1 to Tulane, at 1 today and Tulane at 7 tonight and 7 Monday. Bucknell upset FSU 7-0 on Friday.
FSU trailed 5-1 after three but scored seven in the fifth and five in the seventh capped by Tony Delmonico's three-run homer.
"You just have to … keep your poise and stay patient," Seminoles coach Mike Martin said.
Miami 6, Missouri 5: Yasmani Grandal's eighth-inning single drove in the winner for the host Hurricanes (50-8). At 4 today, they face the winner of the noon game between Missouri and Mississippi.
Softball: Gators alive
OKLAHOMA CITY — Stacey Nelson's 16 shutout innings lifted Florida to 2-0 wins over Virginia Tech (in nine) and UCLA in World Series elimination games. UF (69-4) must beat Texas A&M twice today to reach the final. Virginia Tech's Angela Tincher struck out 19, one shy of a CWS record, before Mary Ratliff's two-run double.
Also, Alabama scored four in the sixth to eliminate two-time defending champ Arizona 5-1. It faced Louisiana-Lafayette in an elimination game late Saturday.
Men's golf: Florida's Billy Horschel shot 8-over 80 to finish sixth (nine back) at the national tournament at Purdue. Kevin Chappell won to help UCLA finish first by a stroke over Stanford. Florida was 20 back in 11th.
Track: Host FSU won its fourth straight East Region men's title. Walter Dix led a 1-2-4 finish in the 200 that earned 24 of FSU's 881/2 points, 201/2 more than runnerup Florida. Other FSU winners were Luke Gunn (3,000 steeplechase), Ngonidzashe Makusha (long jump) and the 4x100 relay. The Gators got wins from Carlos Phillips (800), Wes Stockbarger (discus) and the 4x400 relay. Lakecia Ealey won the 100 and was on the winning 4x100 relay to lead Florida's women to third, 10 behind first-place Virginia Tech. Mariam Kevkhishvhili (shot put) also won for UF. FSU was fourth with wins by Hannah England (1,500) and Kimberly Williams (triple jump).
Duke: Kevin White resigned as Notre Dame's athletic director for the same position with the Blue Devils.