June 21, 2012
Arizona 10, #3 Florida State 3
CWS Game 11
Arizona looking for fourth
By Phil Stanton
Arizona has reached the CWS championship series
and is looking for its third national title. The Wildcats also
won crowns in 1976, 1980 and 1986. Arizona finished second in
1956, 1959 and 1963.
The Wildcats are 8-0 in the 2012 NCAA Tournament,
the only remaining unbeaten team in the tourney.
Andy Lopez could join Augie Garrido (Cal State
Fullerton & Texas) as the only coaches to win CWS titles at two
different schools. Lopez led Pepperdine to the national
championship in 1992.
Arizona is 8-5 all-time against Florida State.
The Wildcats have won six of seven meetings in the College World
Kurt Heyer of the Wildcats earned his 13th win,
the top mark in the nation. He also leads the country with 153
Johnny Field of Arizona had a two-out single in
the eighth to extend his hit streak to 14 games. He has reached
base in 27 straight contests.
Robert Refsnyder drew a first-inning walk for
Arizona to extend his current on-base streak to 37 games.
The Wildcats stranded 15 in their win over
Florida State has 21 CWS appearances, the most by
a team which has not won a national championship. The ACC has
still won just on national title, Wake Forest in 1955.
Florida State used eight pitchers against
Arizona, tying a CWS record. The other two teams are North
Carolina (vs. Rice, June 17, 2007) and Arkansas (vs. LSU, June
The Seminoles had three assists against the
Wildcats, tying the CWS record for least assists in a game. It
was done nine before, last by Clemson against Oklahoma on June
Sherman Johnson walked twice, raising his season
total to 69. He is tied for the national lead with Tanner Waite
of New Mexico State.