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FSU gives baseball coach Mike Martin a one-year extension

TALLAHASSEE— Florida State baseball coach Mike Martin agreed to a one-year extension Tuesday that will take him through the 2018 season.

Martin just completed his 37th season as manager, with FSU eliminated from the Gainesville Super Region in a 7-0 loss to Florida on Monday night that sent UF to the College World Series, and is two wins shy of becoming the second baseball coach in NCAA Division I history to reach 1,900 career victories. He will go into next season as the active wins leader in college baseball.

If Martin, 72, manages for two more years, he could pass Augie Garrido for most wins. Garrido, who stepped down at Texas on May 30, has 1,975.

The Seminoles have been to the College World Series 15 times with Martin in charge but have never won the title. FSU has been eliminated in the Gainesville Super Region for two straight seasons.

"We hope, and pray, we never have to come down here again for a Super Regional,'' Martin said.

Former Tampa Plant standout Peter Alonso had a solo home run for UF. His postseason numbers: 13-for-25, 10 runs, four doubles, four home runs, 11 RBIs and two walks.

The Gators, still seeking their first baseball national title, open their 10th CWS against Coastal Carolina at 8 p.m. Sunday in Omaha, Neb.

USF DISMISSES WOMEN'S GOLF COACH: USF women's golf coach Marci Kornegay, who couldn't build momentum in the program after a Big East title four years ago, was dismissed after nine seasons. The Bulls have finished no higher than third at the American Athletic Conference tournament the last three years. "After a very deliberate evaluation, I made the decision that our women's golf program needs new leadership," athletic director Mark Harlan said in a school news release. "We expect to achieve excellence in all of our sports, which includes competing for conference and national championships."

BASKETBALL: Notre Dame hired former Fighting Irish guard Ryan Ayers as an assistant coach. Ayers was a captain on the 2008-09 team that finished 21-15 and ranks fourth on the school's all-time list for career 3-point shooting percentage (.424). He was an assistant coach at Bucknell the past two seasons.

Times staff writer Joey Knight contributed to this report.

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