The Florida State Seminoles took on the Arizona Wildcats in the opening round of the 2012 College World Series in Omaha, Neb. but couldn't muster the same results they were able to in their Super Regional. Both teams scored points in bunches in their Super Regional games, but both team's offenses struggled to plate runs and were forced to play extra innings.
Arizona starting pitcher Kurt Heyer was able to cool off the FSU bats that had knocked in 35 runs in their past two games, lasting 7.1 innings and striking out eight batters. Heyer was in command for much of the night, giving up just one earned run on a Sherman Johnson that cut the Wildcats lead to 2-1.
Florida State found themselves trailing 3-1 late in the game, but a clutch double into the gap of left-field by John Holland tied the game in the bottom of the sixth. The two teams would trade innings as each team's pitching kept the other team's bats in check, but Arizona was finally able to score in the top of the 12th inning on a Johnny Field RBI double giving Arizona the lead and eventually the win.
Florida State will now take on Stoney Brook on Sunday afternoon while Arizona will take on UCLA. In the last 31 College World Series, only three teams have dropped their opening game and gone on to win the National Title.
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