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Texas A&M defeats Florida State 6-2 to win Game 1 of Super Regional

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – A four-run top of the seventh proved to be the deciding margin Saturday afternoon at Dick Howser Stadium as the No. 6 Texas A&M baseball team defeated Florida State 6-2 during the opening game of the Tallahassee Super Regional.

The victory leaves the Aggies (46-19) just one win away from the College World Series as the best-of-three Super Regional continues tomorrow at 3 p.m. (CST). The contest will be televised live on ESPNU.

“I thought it was a great game,” Texas A&M head coach Rob Childress said. “We played well on both sides and the two starting pitchers did as good a job as you could ask them to do. (Matt) Junegel hits a mistake in the first inning to give us a lead and allows us to relax a little. Ross (Stripling) weathered the storm in the first inning and only gave up one run, I thought that was huge. After that he settled down and did a nice job. He gave up a home run to (Jayce) Boyd in the bottom of the sixth and we came right back in the seventh inning. We went probably 10-11-12 at bats and didn’t have a good at bat against (Sean) Gilmartin and just like that in the top of the seventh we string about six quality at bats in a row together, score four runs and the bullpen does a nice job for us.”

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