June 8, 2012
The 2012 NCAA Tallahassee Super Regional began with the first pitch thrown at 7:05 p.m. … Friday’s game marked the seventh postseason meeting between FSU and Stanford … it was also just the first meeting between the two schools in a Super Regional game.
The first run of the Tallahassee Super Regional was scored on an RBI single by Stephen Piscotty with one out in the top of the first inning … the Cardinal is now 15-2 this season when scoring in the first inning … Piscotty now has a team-leading 56 RBI this year … Brian Ragira’s three base hits give him a team-best 22 multiple-hit games this season … Ragira now has eight games in which he has recorded three base hits this season … Jake Stewart finished 2-for-3 to extend his hitting streak to 11 games … Stanford is now 12-7 in Super Regionals and has an overall post-season record of 137-68 in 31 appearances.
Florida State Notes
Justin Gonzalez’s hit-by-pitch in the fourth inning marked his 29th for his career, placing him in a tie for the 10th spot on FSU’s career list with former player Scott Zech (1994-97) … as a team, FSU had five HBP’s to reach 94 on the season, which is third on the single-season list … FSU’s seven-run inning in the fourth frame marks the 17th time this year the Seminoles have scored five runs or more in an inning … seniors James Ramsey and Sherman Johnson each made their 195th consecutive start in tonight’s contest … Stanford ace Mark Appel’s four innings pitched is his shortest outing of the season … Appel entered tonight’s contest pitching at least seven innings in 14 of his last 15 starts … Appel’s four walks allowed are his most this season while his five earned runs are his third-most allowed in 2012 … FSU’s victory now gives it a 14-0 record against non-conference schools outside the state of Florida this year … FSU’s 17 runs scored is just the second time Stanford has allowed double-digit runs this season … FSU drew 12 walks tonight to reach 358 on the season, moving it past New Mexico State for the national lead … Sherman Johnson’s two walks moved him past J.D. Drew for fifth on FSU’s single-season base-on-balls list with 176 … Devon Travis’ two home runs gave him a career-high six RBI … it was the first time a Seminole homered in consecutive at-bats since Rafael Lopez did so at N.C. State on May 13, 2011 … FSU has now had two players record six RBI this season, as Seth Miller also accomplished the feat on March 20 against Stetson … the Seminoles now have 12 Super Regional victories, which ties Stanford for the sixth-most among NCAA teams and the second-most among current 2012 Super Regional participants … in 36 postseason innings, FSU pitching has allowed runs in only four separate innings and more than one run in only one inning.