OMAHA, Neb. — Florida State coach Mike Martin figured his team would have to put in a hard afternoon’s work in the heat to beat Stony Brook and stay alive in the College World Series.
It turned out to be no sweat at all.
The Seminoles used shortstop Cole Peragine’s throwing error to fuel a six-run third inning and end Stony Brook’s surprise appearance in the CWS with a 12-2 victory on Sunday.
“It was something that I wasn’t expecting,” Martin said. “It certainly was a great lift for our team. And if I’m not mistaken, we got them all with two outs. That’s something that you just credit the young men for having great at-bats and getting it done.”
Justin Gonzalez and Devon Travis homered to help the Seminoles build an early 9-0 lead against the CWS first-timers from Long Island.
FSU (49-16) rebounded from a 4-3, 12-inning loss to Arizona on Friday and scored at least 12 runs for the third time in four games.