June 15, 2012
Arizona 4, #3 Florida State 3 (12)
CWS Game 2
Arizona tops FSU for fifth time
in six CWS games
By Phil Stanton
Arizona now holds a 7-5 advantage in 12 meetings
with Florida State. The Wildcats are 5-1 in six CWS meetings
with the Seminoles.
There have been 88 extra-inning games in CWS
history. Arizona is 4-3 in extra-inning contests in Omaha, while
FSU is 1-7.
The winners of the past five extra-inning games
at the College World Series have gone on to win the national
championship. South Carolina won a pair of extra-inning contests
in both 2011 and 2010, while LSU won one in 2009.
Arizona improved to 30-1 when holding its
opponents to four runs or less.
Kurt Heyer has pitched at least 7.2 innings in
his past 12 starts. He is second in the nation with 8.09 innings
per start, trailing Ryan Van Spronsen of Wagner (8.33).
Robert Refsnyder had a RBI single in the third to
extend his streak of reaching base to 35 straight games.
Johnny Field’s RBI double in the 12th stretched
his hit streak to 12.
Florida State lost its fourth straight CWS
opener. The last opening-game win in the CWS for the Seminoles
came in 1999, a 7-3 victory over Texas A&M.