Omaha Heartbreak for FSU Baseball

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Johnny Field's RBI double in the top of the 12th inning lifted Arizona to a 4-3 victory over Florida State in the College World Series on Friday night.

Joey Rickard had doubled into the left-center gap for the Wildcats' first hit off Florida State closer Robert Benincasa (4-2), who came on in the ninth. Field followed with his two-base hit to right, driving in Rickard.

The Seminoles scored two unearned runs off Arizona starter Kurt Heyer to tie it 3-3 in the sixth but had only three batters reach base the rest of the way.

Wildcats freshman closer Mathew Troupe (5-1) worked the last 2 2-3 innings for the win, striking out Devon Travis to end the game with a runner on third.

Arizona (44-17) plays UCLA on Sunday night in a meeting of Pac-12 co-champions. The Seminoles (48-16) meet Stony Brook in an elimination game Sunday.

Be sure to follow WCTV's live coverage of FSU's College World Series at Sports Reporter Sam Lane will be blogging live from TD Ameritrade in Omaha, Nebraska. Feel free to join the conversation and root on the Noles during Sunday's 5pm elimination game.

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  • by chevy Location: tally on Jun 17, 2012 at 05:55 PM
    Go noles nice bounce back
  • by don Location: tallahassee on Jun 17, 2012 at 03:51 AM
    I have had my doubts over the years but how can you not love this story. I will love being there when he finally wins this thing and if he doesn't. Martin has created one of the premiere programs in the country without an Omaha win. The next coach is going to have big shoes to fill.
  • by tina Location: quincy on Jun 16, 2012 at 10:34 PM
    I think #11 has paid his dues and should have the respect of the entire Seminole nation and don't count us pout yet.Even the mighty #1 Florida GATORS lost,you see baseball is a funny game,a game not only of skill but luck and momentum.So lets get these great young men and this hall of fame coach the support they need! Go FSU!O
  • by anon Location: tallahassee on Jun 16, 2012 at 06:05 PM
    No one could have said it better than Bob Hurst. Go Noles. We are proud of you.
  • by News Maven Location: Tallahassee on Jun 16, 2012 at 04:57 PM
    2 and BBQ? Getting bounced by Stony Brook, which didn't even exist when FSU made their first NCAA baseball tournament appearance in 1956, would be quite a slap.
  • by Bob Hurst Location: Tallahassee on Jun 16, 2012 at 11:40 AM
    I always love reading the "whines" of all you naysayers who just hate "11". All he's done is coach the "Noles to almost 1800 wins, but that doesn't count, does it? It is amazing that this year's team (heavy with freshmen) even made it to Omaha. Ah, but that doesn't count does it. The truth is that fans like you guys don't deserve a coach like Mike Martin. And, by the way, just because they lost the first game, don't count the 'Noles out. Go "11", go "Noles !
  • by Bob Location: Tally on Jun 16, 2012 at 10:03 AM
    We really need to change our coaching staff (manager) and stop this waste of time in the CWS. I have gone the last 3 times and losing when we have one of the best records is unacceptable. Another loss and back home we go again. Please retire the manager like Bobby Bowden.
  • by Js Location: Booth rd on Jun 16, 2012 at 10:00 AM
    There are over 100 schools that would like to say they made it to Omaha..lay off...GO NOLES!!!
  • by Ken Location: Thomasville on Jun 16, 2012 at 08:06 AM
    FSU is better than the team I saw play last night, Don't know what it is about Omaha that brings out the worst in FSU.
  • by Darine Location: Ga on Jun 16, 2012 at 07:26 AM
    Martin nor Bowden can win the big ones.
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