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June 12, 2011
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Sophomore shortstop Justin Gonzalez's three-run moonshot in the sixth inning broke open a game that was still within Texas A&M's reach as the Florida State baseball team forced a decisive winner-takes-all game on Monday with a 23-9 victory over Texas A&M on Sunday evening in the NCAA Super Regionals at Dick Howser Stadium.
Monday's contest will begin at 7 p.m. on ESPN2.
Early on, FSU looked as if it would blow the game open after taking an 8-0 lead through 2 ½ innings. However, the Aggies (46-20) roared back with six runs in the bottom of the third, and although FSU responded with two more scores to take a 10-6 lead through four frames, it was looking for a big-time spark to create even more separation.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - UC Irvine rallied to defeat No. 1 national seed Virginia 6-4 in game two of the NCAA Super Regional in front of a sellout crowd of 5,050 at Davenport Field. The Anteaters came back from a 3-0 deficit to even the series at one game each and force a decisive game three on Monday at a time to be announced.
Drew Hillman and Tommy Reyes each went 2-for-4 to lead UC Irvine, who snapped Virginia's eight-game win streak. Chris Taylor went 2-for-3 to lead the Cavaliers.
Andrew Thurman picked up the win for UC Irvine, improving to 4-3 on the season. He pitched the final four innings, allowing one run on three hits. Branden Kline took the loss for Virginia, allowing two runs on two hits in 0.2 innings of work. He suffered his first loss of the season, falling to 3-1.