Florida State edges Arkansas in CWS opening round

First pitch between Arkansas and Florida State is set for a couple of minutes after 6 p.m

First pitch between Arkansas and Florida State is set for a couple of minutes after 6 p.m

Come Saturday night, the FSU baseball team will take the field for the 24th time in their history in the annual battle of the last teams standing known as the College World Series - and for the 17th and final time, they will be led on the field by their long time head coach Mike Martin as they hope to get him his first title in his final chance.

Starting pitchers Drew Parrish & Isaiah Campbell combined for 15 innings, 19 strikeouts and no earned runs.

Stay connected with Warchant.com for complete coverage from Omaha. Down to their final chances, the Seminoles tied the game and in the 13th inning it was Karl Jernigan whose three run homer sent them to the finals against Miami.

In the top of the ninth, Scroggins (3-1) hit Flowers with a pitch, and there were two men on base when shortstop Casey Martin scooped up Carter Smith's chopper up the middle and tried to tag Flowers as he slid into second.

The win was the sixth straight in the NCAA Tournament for Florida State (42-21).

The story of the early innings was Arkansas' bad luck at the plate. This was the first loss Arkansas has ever suffered against Florida State.

Heston Kjerstad was robbed of extra bases in the second inning when center fielder J.C. Flowers made a spectacular catch while crashing into the wall and Arkansas couldn't take advantage of two two-out base runners. Because he was off on contact, Franklin was easily doubled off at third to end the jam. He also gave up five hits and no runs. He threw 83 pitches through the first five innings and needed only 18 to get through the next two. He was masterful against the Razorbacks, striking out nine and walking two and getting out of trouble every time he encountered any.

FSU next will play MI, which knocked off Texas Tech is Saturday's other opening game, on Monday at 7 p.m. "And as you can see, he continues to be a special talent", said Steve Wilson of the Friday Night Locker Room, who broadcasted many of Drew's games.

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