TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP/WISH) - Sam Travis hit a tiebreaking two-run homer, and Indiana beat Florida State 11-6 on Sunday to reach the College World Series for the first time in school history.
The Hoosiers (48-14) made the NCAA tournament for just the third time and were in their first super regional. But they played with plenty of poise on the road, sweeping the Seminoles.
Will Coursen-Carr (5-0) pitched four innings of relief for Indiana, allowing just one earned run. Coursen-Carr earned the win in the Big Ten tournament final, regional title game and super regional clincher.
After Florida State (47-17) scored three runs in the top of the fifth to tie the game 5-5, Travis gave the Hoosiers the lead for good in the bottom of the inning.
Scott Sitz (10-2) allowed seven runs, six of them earned, in 4 1-3 innings.
Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie released this statement following the team's win:
"I join the entire university community in congratulating the IU baseball team for continuing its historic season with its first-ever trip to the College World Series.
It is fitting that the baseball team's season for the ages would coincide with the opening of our superb new facility, Bart Kaufman Field, and we are all immensely proud of the team's accomplishments this year and the positive attention it has brought to the university.
Winning the Super Regional on the same weekend that our standout high jumper Derek Drouin won his fifth national title adds an exclamation point to what has been one of the finest years for IU Athletics in recent memory.
But, as coach Tracy Smith would say, there's more work to be done starting next weekend in Omaha. I, and IU fans everywhere, will be rooting on the Hoosiers as they swing for a national championship."
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