‘Noles advance to CWS with 7-6 win over Vanderbilt
By BRENT KALLESTAD
TALLAHASSEE (AP) — Walkon Sherman Johnson’s eighth
inning bases-loaded double provided the winning margin Sunday as Florida
State defeated Vanderbilt 7-6 to advance to the College World series
for the 20th time.
scored three runs in the bottom of the ninth before Joe Loftus struck
out to end the Super Regional game with the tying run at first.
The Seminoles (47-18) were up 4-3 when Johnson
slammed a 2-2 pitch into the right center-field gap to clear the bases.
Vanderbilt chose to walk Florida State leadoff hitter Tyler Holt and
have right-hander Chase Reid pitch to the left-handed hitting Johnson.
Sean Gilmartin (9-7) got the win and Mike McGee
survived a rocky ninth for his 12th save.
Jack Armstrong (7-4) took the loss.
Updated June 13, 2010