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Florida State takes series from Miami

All of a sudden, Miami isn't so invincible.

Florida State beat Miami 5-4 Sunday to win the three-game weekend series on the Hurricanes' home field.

Florida State (42-15) took a 5-1 lead and then went to reliever Mike DiBalsi when the Hurricanes (42-7) cut the Seminoles' lead to 1 on Mark Walker's three-run home run in the sixth inning.

DiBalsi pitched three no-hit innings to earn his third save. He struck out five of nine batters.

Saturday, Florida State snapped Miami's 23-game home winning streak with an 11-5 victory.

During the series, the Seminoles handed two Miami starters their first losses. Saturday it was Darryl Roque (11-1), and on Sunday it was Todd Ozias.

Ozias (5-1) gave up five runs, three earned, while striking out a career-best seven over 5 innings. It was his fourth career start.

Miami took a 1-0 lead in the first inning when German Alvarez walked, advanced to second on a wild pitch and scored on a throwing error by catcher Jeremy Salazar.

The Seminoles scored three runs in the third, highlighted by Brian Cox's double. An error by catcher Russ Jacobson allowed two runs to score.

Florida State scored two more in the sixth inning on back-to-back home runs by Terry Henderson and Kevin Cash.

In the ninth, the Hurricanes put the tying run on first when Walker walked with one out. Brian Seever, though, lined out to second baseman Brooks Badeux, who doubled Walker off first.

ARKANSAS 4, FLORIDA 3: Mark Burnett hit a two-out single in the ninth for the host Razorbacks.

The Gators' Brad Wilkerson (8-3) struck out 13 in 8 innings but got the loss. Reliever Josh Fogg pitched to one batter.

Florida, which led 3-2 heading into the ninth, lost for the first time in 33 tries this season when taking the lead into the ninth.

Wilkerson retired the first two hitters in the inning before Scott Crossett singled to rightfield. Scott Ellis replaced Crossett as a pinch-runner. Pinch-hitter Danny Giles then bounced a chopper up the middle. Shortstop Mark Ellis gloved the ball but threw wildly to second base, and Ellis scored to tie it.

Giles advanced to second and was replaced by pinch-runner Travis McDaniel. Burnett lined a 2-2 pitch into centerfield for the victory.

Arkansas' Rodney Nye, in first as designated hitter, hit his 13th home run in the sixth and pitched 3 innings in relief for the victory. Florida starter Mike Moriarity gave up three runs in the middle innings.

Florida (37-13, 18-8 Southeastern Conference) fell into a tie with South Carolina atop the SEC East.

USF 7, CINCINNATI 5: Bill Eaton had four hits, including two doubles, and visiting South Florida rallied with a five-run sixth.

After the Bearcats scored five in the fifth to lead 5-2, USF (21-31, 9-15 Conference USA) used two walks, three wild pitches a passed ball and Mike Eylward's three-run homer to take the lead. Eylward's home run, his 10th, and Eaton's leadoff infield single were the only hits of the inning.

The Bulls took a 1-0 in the fourth. Eaton doubled, stole third and scored on Daniel Floyd's sacrifice fly. Kevin Boles gave USF a 2-0 lead with a homer to lead off the fifth.

Paul Giambalvo pitched 3 innings for the win. He gave up one hit, a three-run homer in the fifth, and had a career-high six strikeouts. Luis Ramos pitched the ninth inning for his fifth save.

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