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Florida State Vs. Arizona, 2012 CWS: Seminoles Need Two Straight Against Wildcats

The sole loss for the Florida State Seminoles in the 2012 College World Series was a 12 inning heartbreaking 4-3 loss to the Arizona Wildcats on Friday, June 15. Since that loss, the Seminoles earned two convincing victories over Stony Brook and UCLA to earn themselves another chance against the Wildcats.

Due to the double elimination format of the tournament, Florida State will need to win two consecutive games against the Wildcats in order to advance to the championship finals. The first of those two potential games will be tonight at 5 p.m. ET on ESPN2.

In the first matchup between the two teams, Arizona relied heavily on junior Kurt Heyer, the winningest pitcher in Division I. He pitched 7.2 innings, allowing six hits and just one earned run, throwing 128 pitches and eight strikeouts.

The Wildcats will once again rely on Heyer as he is set to start tonight against the Seminoles. Florida State will look to counter Heyer's impact by continuing on their current trend of strong offense.

For more on Florida State Seminoles baseball, head over to Tomahawk Nation. For more on Arizona Wildcats baseball, head over to Arizona Desert Swarm.

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