This was not a Florida State team that was expected to be playing baseball in June. With a young pitching staff and question marks about the bottom of the order, 2012 was considered to be a rebuilding year for head coach Mike Martin by those outside of the clubhouse walls.
But after 35 runs in two Super Regional games and a 5-0 NCAA postseason to date, Florida State (48-15) emphatically shook those expectations and heads to its 21st College World Series in school history. The Seminoles punched their ticket Sunday night with an 18-7 win over Stanford in Game two of the Super Regional series at Dick Howser Stadium on Sunday night.
FSU jumped out to an early six-run lead, and with the exception of a tense seventh inning, never had much doubt about earning the program’s third CWS trip in the past five seasons.