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Miami beats FSU 11-10 in baseball

TALLAHASSEE — A match-up of college baseball's top two teams had plenty of intrigue during a three-game series this weekend, but No. 1 Miami and No. 2 Florida State added a little extra drama Sunday when the Hurricanes earned a curfew-shortened 11-10 victory.

Emotions boiled over shortly after the seven-inning game between the teams ranked atop the College Baseball Writers and USA Today polls. Miami celebrated briefly then headed to shake hands with the Seminoles at home plate, but FSU stayed in its dugout. When some Miami players started to jump around, the FSU bench cleared.

The situation was diffused without any punches. But fans at Dick Howser Stadium showered Miami players with obscenities and a few drinks as the Hurricanes, who won the weekend series 2-1, packed up to leave.

"Yeah, I just wanted to get the guys out of there," said UM coach Jim Morris, who spoke on a cellphone on the team bus. "Fans were pouring drinks on our players and they were screaming different things. I just wanted to get our guys out of there and get on the bus."

Because of a travel curfew, an inning couldn't start after 3:30. Miami (33-4, 17-2 ACC) led 8-1 after scoring five in the third inning and three in the fourth, but the Seminoles (34-5, 18-3) clawed back. Buster Posey's three-run homer in the sixth pulled FSU within 11-9.

After Mike McGee scored on a wild pitch, the Seminoles had the tying run on third in the seventh, but Tyler Holt struck out looking to end the game. Posey was frustrated that the rivals weren't able to play a full game.

"We had the momentum in our favor," he said. "It would have been interesting to see what would have happened if we could have played the full nine."

FSU coach Mike Martin was disappointed that the series will likely be overshadowed by the unsportsmanlike display of both teams and the fans.

"It's just unfortunate," he said. "That's not what college athletics is all about."

A total of 19,062 fans packed Dick Howser Stadium in the series, breaking the three-game stadium attendance record of 18,045 set against UM in 2006.

Tennis

USF LOSES TWO: The Bulls lost to Notre Dame in both the men's and women's Big East finals at the USF Tennis Courts.

The USF men lost 4-3; Jamal Adderley, Thomas Estrada and Michael Nusslein won singles matches for the Bulls.

The women lost 4-1 to the Irish with Natalia Guevara the lone winner for the Bulls.

FLORIDA DROPS FINAL: The Gators were beaten 4-1 by Mississippi in the SEC men's championship in Fayetteville, Ark.

Elsewhere

GOLF: The FSU men won their first ACC title, rallying from a one-stroke deficit to beat Duke by three in New London, N.C. Jonas Blixt and Matt Savage (208) each tied for third to lead the Seminoles (838). … Florida's women won their first SEC title since 1995 with a three-round 874, winning by 17 strokes in Loudon, Tenn. UF's 16-year-old freshman, Hannah Yun, was second, a shot behind Stacy Lewis of Arkansas.

SOFTBALL: UF (51-2, 21-1 SEC) set a school record for wins in a season, beating visiting Kentucky 8-0.

DIVING: FSU's Terry Horner qualified for the Olympic trials after finishing seventh on the 3-meter board at the Spring Nationals in Minneapolis.

Times wires contributed to this report.

Miami beats FSU 11-10 in baseball 04/20/08 [Last modified: Monday, April 21, 2008 12:12am]
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