OMAHA, Neb. - Scott Sitz struck out eight in 62/3 innings, and Florida State eliminated UCLA from the College World Series with a 4-1 victory Tuesday night.
Florida State (50-16) plays Arizona (44-17) on Thursday, needing to beat the Wildcats twice to reach the championship round.
Second-seeded UCLA (48-16) was knocked out a day after No. 1 Florida was eliminated from the other bracket.
Sitz (4-3) had not made it through five innings in six of his previous seven outings. But the junior held the Bruins to two singles through five innings and struck out the side in the sixth after UCLA loaded the bases.