TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Brandon Brown drew a bases-loaded, walk-off walk in the ninth to cap a four-run inning as Troy defeated Alabama 9-8 in an elimination game at the NCAA Tallahassee Regional on Sunday.
No. 26 Troy (42-19) moves on to face No.9 Florida State on Sunday at 4 p.m. (CDT) in the Tallahassee Regional Championship at Dick Howser Stadium. The Trojans (42-19) will have to defeat the Seminoles (46-15) twice to advance to next week’s Super Regional.
“That was a great example of who we are and what we’ve been all year,” Troy assistant coach Mark Smartt said. “To get four in the ninth in this environment was a special thing. I couldn’t be prouder of all our players and it took everybody. We had pitchers running. We had guys getting big hits. I give Brandon Brown a lot of credit for taking the walk. That’s hard to do but it showed a lot of spirit, a lot of character, a lot of heart. The words ‘all in’ really do mean that and I couldn’t be prouder of our team.”
Florida State 11 Troy 4
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Another dominating post-season performance; another trip to a Super Regional for the Florida State baseball team.
No. 7-seeded FSU clobbered Troy, 11-4, Sunday night to cap off an impressive Tallahassee Regional performance. In three games against Savannah State and Troy over the past three nights, the Seminoles (47-15) outscored their opponents 32-4.
In winning their 19th consecutive NCAA Regional game, the ‘Noles earned a Super Regional berth for the sixth consecutive season and the 13th time in the program’s storied history. Florida State will host Indiana next weekend with a trip to the College World Series on the line.