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Seminoles’ Season Ends in Gainesville

Florida State’s 2015 season came to an end on Saturday as the Florida offense again scored in double-figures in an 11-4 victory to sweep the Gainesville Super Regional.

Florida catcher J.J. Schwarz was 3-for-4 with a pair of home runs, three runs scored and three RBIs, finishing the season with five homers in five games against the Seminoles. Harrison Bader and Richie Martin also each left the yard for the Gators (49-16).

Bader also drove in three runs. First baseman Peter Alonso was 3-for-5 with three runs scored and a RBI for Florida.

The day got off to a better start for the Seminoles as Florida State (44-21) plated two runs in the first on a RBI groundout by D.J. Stewart and a RBI double by Quincy Nieporte.

FSU starter Mike Compton worked a perfect first, but gave up three runs in each of the second and third innings. He took the loss and was chased after just 2 2/3 innings.

Stewart helped chase Florida starter A.J. Puk with a 2-run home run in the fifth. Stewart also hit a 2-run blast in the eighth inning on Friday.

Florida’s Bobby Poyner came in and pitched five innings of scoreless relief, allowing just three hits.

Lead-off hitter Josh Delph had three of the seven Florida State hits in his final game as a Seminole. Nieporte finished the day 2-for-4.

Florida will move on to face the No. 5 national seed Miami in the opening round of the College World Series. The Hurricanes advanced on Saturday by beating Virginia Commonwealth 10-3.

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About Mike Ferguson

Mike Ferguson is a Bloguin contributor, the editor of Noled Out and a lifetime Florida State sports enthusiast. Mike vividly remembers watching Warrick Dunn run down the sideline in Gainesville in 1993, the "Choke at Doak" in 1994 and Monte Cummings' driving layup to beat #1 Duke in 2002. Mike has worked as a sports reporter in both print and online. For isportsweb in 2013, Mike gave press coverage of Florida State football's run to the 2013 national championship. Mike has been featured on SI.com, FoxSports.com and Yahoo Sports while interviewing major sports stars such as 2013 National League MVP Andrew McCutchen. Mike graduated from Florida State University in 2009 with a major in Religion and a minor in Communications. Mike currently resides in Haines City, Florida with his wife Jennifer and daughters Trinity and Greenly. Mike is a full-time reporter at Polk County's newspaper, The Ledger, in Lakeland, Florida. Mike can be followed on Twitter @MikeWFerguson.