Florida St. comes from behind to beat Alabama 8-5
Saturday, June 4, 2011
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Rafael Lopez and James Ramsey each drove in a pair of runs in the sixth inning to lead Florida State to a 9-5 come-from-behind victory over Alabama in the Tallahassee Regional on Saturday night.
Trailing 5-4, the Seminoles loaded the bases before Lopez singled down the left-field line to put Florida State (44-17) ahead. Ramsey hit a two-run single to center one out later, and finished with four hits and four RBIs.
Alabama (34-27) faces Central Florida in an elimination game Sunday, while Florida State plays the winner.
The Crimson Tide rocked Seminoles ace Sean Gilmartin for five runs, all earned, in the first four innings. But Gilmartin (12-1) blanked Alabama over the next three innings to pick up the win.
Adam Morgan (5-7) took the loss.