Indiana Reaches College World Series For First Time

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

Sam Travis hit a tie-breaking two-run homer and Indiana beat Florida State 11-6 Sunday afternoon in Tallahassee to reach the College World Series for the first time in school history.

The Hoosiers (48-14) made the NCAA Tournament for just the third time and were in their first super regional, but they played with plenty of poise on the road, sweeping the Seminoles.

Will Coursen-Carr (5-0) pitched four innings of relief for Indiana, allowing just one earned run. Coursen-Carr also earned the win in the Big Ten Tournament final (against Nebraska), regional title game and super regional clincher.

After Florida State (47-17) scored three runs in the top of the fifth to tie the game 5-5, Travis gave the Hoosiers the lead for good in the bottom of the inning. Scott Sitz (10-2) allowed seven runs, six of them earned, in 4.1 innings.

Other teams who've punched their tickets to Omaha so far are Louisville, LSU, North Carolina State and UCLA. The Cardinals are back for a second time (first was in 2007) after defeating Vanderbilt 2-1 Sunday in Nashville. The Wolfpack needed 17 innings to eliminate Rice 5-4 Sunday night in Raleigh for their first CWS appearance since 1968.

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