Friday, July 20, 2018
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FSU baseball rallies to win ACC tournament opener

DURHAM, N.C. — Steven Wells hit a sacrifice fly to start a four-run eighth inning that helped Florida State beat North Carolina State 7-3 in Wednesday's pool play at the ACC baseball tournament.

Taylor Walls added a two-run single in the go-ahead inning for the fourth-seeded Seminoles (35-19), who trailed by two before tying it on Dylan Busby's two-run single in the sixth.

In other pool play, top seed Miami blanked Georgia Tech 4-0. FSU faces Georgia Tech today; Miami (44-10) faces N.C. State.

SEC: No. 4 seed Florida (44-11) opened play in the double-elimination conference tournament in Hoover, Ala., against No. 5 LSU late Wednesday. For the result, go to tampabay.com/sports.

Football: Pinellas Park DL commits to UF

Pinellas Park defensive lineman Jordon Scott grew up a fan of the Gators, especially quarterback Tim Tebow. Now he has a chance to play in the Swamp.

Scott, 6 feet 3, 348 pounds, orally committed to Florida on Wednesday night. He also had offers from FSU, Mississippi, Tennessee and North Carolina. "When I went to their camp in the summer and got to work out in the Swamp, I knew that's where I wanted to go," he said.

Scott had 84 total tackles and nine sacks as a junior. He is considered a three-star recruit and the state's No. 138 player, according to 247Sports' composite rankings. A 4.0 student, Scott said he plans to graduate in December and enroll at UF in January.

MORE Football: Conference USA has agreed to a deal with ESPN to televise five regular-season games and the league championship in 2016 and '17.

TENNIS: USF's Roberto Cid, the No. 2 seed, rallied for a 4-6, 6-0, 7-5 win against Texas Tech's Felipe Soares in the first round of the NCAA men's singles tournament in Tulsa, Okla., while Bulls teammate Dominic Cotrone upset Florida's Diego Hidalgo 6-4, 6-2. A pair of Gators, Elliott Orkin and Alfredo Perez, also advanced. On the women's side, UF's Belinda Woolcock advanced with a 7-6 (8-6), 7-6 (9-7) win over Northwestern's Maddie Lipp. Virginia senior Danielle Collins of St. Petersburg, the No. 2 seed and 2014 singles champion, advanced with a 6-2, 6-0 win over Syracuse's Anna Shkudun.

BASKETBALL: Kentucky junior forward Marcus Lee will transfer after withdrawing from the NBA draft, while guard Isaiah Briscoe plans to return for his sophomore season with the Wildcats. … Indiana guard James Blackmon has withdrawn from the draft. As a sophomore last season, he missed the final 22 games after having knee surgery.

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