Here is your recap from the first day of action at the Tallahassee Regional.
Georgia 24 Ohio State 8
TALLAHASSEE, Fla.-Georgia exploded for eight runs in the first inning and rolled to a 24-8 win over Ohio State in game one of the Tallahassee Regional Friday at Dick Howser Stadium.
The Bulldogs (38-22), who recorded season highs in runs, hits and total bases, will face Florida State on Saturday at 4 p.m. on ESPNU.
Georgia hit seven home runs, including three by Rich Poythress and two each Joey Lewis and Matt Cerione, to set a new school record with 105 home runs this season. Poythress also doubled and tied his career high with four hits and drove in seven runs to set a new single season school record with 84 RBI, breaking the previous mark of 77 set by Gordon Beckham last year.
Florida State 16 Marist 4
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State (43-16) advanced to the winner’s bracket in the 2009 Tallahassee Regional with a 16-4 victory over Marist (31-27) Friday evening on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium. The Seminoles broke open a 4-4 tie scoring 12 runs over the sixth, seventh and eighth innings to move to 36-11 all-time in the opening round game of the NCAA Regional.
Tyler Holt and Stephen Cardullo went a combined 5-for-11 with six runs and five RBI in leading the Seminoles to a win over the Red Foxes. FSU pounded out 16 hits, seven of which went for extra bases, including five doubles and two home runs.
Mike McGee and Jason Stidham each connected on a three-run home run in Friday night’s victory. With the win, the Seminoles completed a perfect day for the Atlantic Coast Conference as all seven schools in this year’s field of 64 registered a win.