Saturday, June 11, 2011
Texas A&M handles Florida State's ace
By ESPN.com news services
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Brandon Wood hit a two-run single to highlight a four-run seventh inning, and Texas A&M beat Florida State ace Sean Gilmartin and the Seminoles 6-2 on Saturday in Game 1 of the NCAA super regional.
Texas A&M (46-19) is one win from its first College World Series appearance since 1999. Game 2 of the best-of-3 super regional against Florida State (45-18) will be Sunday.
Gilmartin (12-2), a first-round pick of the Atlanta Braves, had seven strikeouts through six innings but ran into trouble in the seventh. Wood's hit put Texas A&M up 3-2, and Kenny Jackson and Tyler Naquin later had RBI hits in the inning.
Texas A&M's Ross Stripling (14-2), a ninth-round pick of the Colorado Rockies, scattered seven hits but had eight strikeouts in seven innings.
Jayce Boyd had a solo home run and Mike McGee had a sacrifice fly for the Seminoles.