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Florida State Seminoles eliminated from NCAA baseball tournament with 9-8 loss to Arkansas Razorbacks

TALLAHASSEE — Florida State's chase for an elusive baseball national championship will wait at least another year.

The Seminoles were eliminated Saturday at home as Andrew Darr's two-run double in the bottom of the ninth inning lifted Arkansas to a 9-8 NCAA Super Region win and a berth in the College World Series. The Razorbacks swept the best-of-three series.

Darr, hitting .215 coming in, had four hits including a homer for Arkansas, which scored five in the seventh to take a 6-5 lead. Tyler Holt went 3-for-5 for the Seminoles (45-18).

"It's obviously disappointing," said Florida State coach Mike Martin, who was denied his 14th trip to Omaha in 30 years as the Seminoles' skipper. "Unfortunately, there were some things that happened (Saturday) that were unfortunate."

Florida State took an 8-7 lead in the top of the ninth when Stephen Cardullo singled in two runs then scored on Jason Stidham's single.

Gators drop opener

GAINESVILLE — Corey Stevens had three RBIs and reliever Jonathan Johnston pitched 32/3 scoreless innings as Southern Mississippi (39-24) defeated host Florida 9-7 in its Super Region opener.

Florida (42-21) got a run on three hits in the ninth, but senior and Armwood High graduate Brandon McArthur grounded out to end the game. The Gators also left the bases loaded in the fourth.

ELSEWHERE: LSU (5-3 over Rice) and Cal State Fullerton (11-2 over Louisville) completed Super Region sweeps, earning College World Series berths.

Other sports

BASKETBALL: The NCAA met with Memphis officials to discuss major violations. The school must wait at least six weeks for a ruling on whether its can keep its 38 wins from 2007-08. The most serious allegation is that an unknown person took the SAT for a player, thought to be Derrick Rose.

OBITUARY: Jim Owens, who played at Oklahoma, coached Washington for 18 seasons and was later athletic director at UW, died Saturday at his home in Igfork, Mont. He was 82.

Fast facts

Today's baseball

Super Region Game 2, Florida vs. Southern Miss-

issippi, 7 p.m., Gainesville

TV: ESPN2

Florida State Seminoles eliminated from NCAA baseball tournament with 9-8 loss to Arkansas Razorbacks 06/06/09 [Last modified: Saturday, June 6, 2009 10:47pm]
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