June 17, 2012
Game 5 Notes
Travis leads Seminoles past
By Phil Stanton
Neb. – The magical season came to an end.
Devon Travis (right) went 3 for 3 with a homer,
three runs and three RBI as No. 3 Florida State defeated Stony
Brook 12-2 Sunday in an elimination game in the 2012 College
World Series in front of 22,112 fans at TD Ameritrade Park.
The Seminoles (49-16) will face the loser of the
UCLA-Arizona contest on Tuesday at 7 p.m. CT. The Seawolves
finished their season at 52-15.
Travis reached all five times for FSU. He drew a
one-out walk and advanced to third on a base hit by James
Ramsey. Jayce Boyd struck out and Ramsey broke for second. As
the throw went to second, Travis broke for home and scored
before Ramsey was tagged out to give the Seminoles a 1-0 lead.
FSU added to its lead in the third. With two outs
and no one on, Sherman Johnson singled and moved to third on a
base hit by Travis. Ramsey doubled to right to drive in Johnson.
A throwing error on the shortstop plated a pair to make it 4-0.
Following a walk to Stephen McGee, Justin Gonzalez belted a
homer into the bullpen in left to extend the advantage to seven.
It was the ninth long ball on the season for Gonzalez.
“It certainly was a great lift for our team,”
said FSU head coach Mike Martin. “We got them all with two outs,
and that’s something that you just credit the young men for
having great at-bats and getting it done.”
Travis added a two-run homer in the fourth to
extend the lead to 9-0, ending the day for SBU starter Brandon
McNitt (3.2 IP, 6 H, 9 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 2 K). After Stony Brook
put up two in the fifth, Johnson delivered a two-run double and
scored on a two-bagger by Travis as the lead grew to 12-2.
“You can’t, against good teams, make the mistakes
we made and expect to survive that,” said SBU head coach Matt
Senk. “And that’s pretty much the bottom line.”
Mike Compton (12-2) earned the victory for the
Seminoles, allowing six hits and two runs in six innings with
two walks and four strikeouts.
“We had a number of key things that happened
during the ballgame,” Martine said. “But certainly it all starts
with the man on the mound, and Michael did an outstanding job.”
Pat Cantwell had a RBI groundout and William
Carmona (2 for 4) added a run-scoring single in the fifth for
(photo courtesy of FSU Media Relations Office)