Florida State ousts UCLA

Posted: June 21, 2012

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.

UCLA starter Zack Weiss (3-3) was pulled after getting just one out. Bases-loaded walks in the opening inning produced the Seminoles' first two runs.

Seminole arrested. Florida State coach Mike Martin suspended infielder John Holland indefinitely on Tuesday after the freshman was arrested on suspicion of shoplifting at an Omaha sporting goods store. Holland, FSU's starting DH, went before a judge Tuesday morning and paid a $50 fine. City prosecutor Martin Conboy said the case is closed.

Sadness for Flashes. Cheryl McHenry, 50, the mother of Kent State's backup catcher, Jason Bagoly, died unexpectedly last Thursday.

Bagoly flew back to Ohio early Tuesday for the Wednesday funeral, but not before making important contributions in a 5-4 win over Florida on Monday.

Bagoly, starting at DH, singled and scored the Flashes' first run in the second inning, moved over runners in the fifth inning with his first bunt since high school and doubled in the seventh.

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