Florida State tops Stanford 18-7 for trip to CWS

By: Matt Harris Email
By: Matt Harris Email

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Sherman Johnson homered and drove in five runs to lead Florida State to an 18-7 victory over Stanford on Sunday to earn its 21st trip to the College World Series.

Johnson's three-run home run capped a four-run second inning that gave the Seminoles (48-15) a 6-0 lead. Jayce Boyd hit a two-run homer in the first.

Gage Smith (5-0) picked up the win in relief.

Stanford starter Brett Mooneyham (7-6) was chased before getting an out in the second.

Stephen Piscotty had four of Stanford's 18 hits. Stanford (41-18) was outscored 35-8 in the two games.

Florida State's infield turned three double plays for the second straight game to stifle Stanford's best scoring threats.


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