TALLAHASSEE – In Game 2 of the Tallahassee Super Regional, Florida State pounded Stanford 18-7 to advance to the College World Series for a 21st time and a second time in three years.
Jayce Boyd and Sherman Johnson both hit early home runs to give FSU an early 6-0 lead. Johnson would add 2 RBIs later on to make the Florida State lead 8-2. Florida State scored twice in the top of the 7th to make it 10-2.
After scoring four runs in the bottom of the 7th, Stanford brought the tying run to the plate in the form of Stephen Piscotty, who was previously 4-for-4. But Stanford would leave the bases loaded as FSU’s Hunter Scantling would get Piscotty to bounce out to third to end the inning and leave the bases loaded.
The Seminoles responded in the top of the 8th with eight runs capped by a grand slam from outfielder Seth Miller. It was Miller’s third home run on the year and all have been grand slams.
Stanford missed plenty of opportunities early as the Cardinal had 13 base runners through five innings, but scored just two runs. That was largely due to a number of double plays turned by the Florida State infield. The Seminoles will face Arizona in the opening round of the College World Series.
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