Florida St. 4, Wichita St. 2
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) _ Unbeaten Clyde Keller pitched a four-hitter and Bob Reboin singled in the go-ahead run in the seventh to lift top-seeded Florida State to a 4-2 victory over Wichita State in a College World Series winners’ bracket game Sunday night.
The victory advances Florida State, 54-16, to a meeting Wednesday night against the winner of an elimination game Tuesday between Wichita State, 64-16, and Arkansas, 51-15. The Razorbacks stayed alive earlier Sunday by eliminating North Carolina 7-3.
Keller, 13-0, pitched his fifth complete game of the season, retiring the last 11 Shockers he faced.
Florida State took a quick 1-0 lead when Reboin led off the game with a double down the left-field line, went to third on a groundout and scored when Wichita State second baseman P.J. Forbes let Rob Bargas’ bouncer go through his left.
Wichita State starter Pat Cedeno hit Chris Brock with a pitch to start the fourth. Brock went to third on Brian Gilliland’s single and scored on a bloop single to center by Rocky Rau.
Wichita State tied the game in the bottom of the sixth when Jim Audley walked and scored from first on Forbes’ looping double down the left-field line. Forbes took third when the throw to the plate skipped by catcher Pedro Grifol and scored on a groundout by Eric Wedge.
Rau started the winning rally when he opened the seventh with a bunt single off Cedeno, 12-4. Grifol sacrificed Rau to second before Reboin’s single to left brought home the go-ahead run.
Grifol added an insurance run with his sixth homer of the year off reliever Jim Newlin leading off the ninth.