OMAHA, Neb. — Arizona coach Andy Lopez couldn’t imagine taking a hotter team to the College World Series finals.
That’s where the Wildcats are heading after their 10-3 victory over Florida State on Thursday. They’ll go into the best-of-three championship round Sunday coming off nine straight wins and 16 in their last 18 games.
“I’m not sure we’re invincible. In fact, I’m quite confident we’re not,” Lopez said. “We’re playing good baseball. But, honestly, we’ve done that for more than a weekend or so.”
Florida State gave the Wildcats lots of help, committing three of their four errors in Arizona’s six-run first inning.
Freshman starter Brandon Leibrandt was pulled after he recorded just one out for the Seminoles, who used eight pitchers to tie a CWS record for a nine-inning game.