MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Top-ranked Florida Southern used five pitchers to scatter 12 hits Saturday and eliminate Armstrong State from the NCAA Division II World Series with an 11-9 victory.
The Mocassins, 46-10, advanced to the third round and will meet the winner of the Lewis (Ill.)
University-California State Sacramento game played later Sunday. New Haven (Conn.), 32-6, was to play the loser of the Sacramento State-Lewis game Sunday night.
'I had bad vibes coming into this game after earning 38 runs against them in two other games,' said Florida Southern head Coach Chuck Anderson. 'I was worried that the players would expect to score 15 runs without trying.'
Two of No. 6-ranked Armstrong State's regular-season games were 20-8 and 19-8 losses to Florida Southern in Savannah, Ga.
The Pirates, 42-13, and now the loser of two tournament games, got 14 hits and a solo home run by outfielder-pitcher Mike Mitchener, but managed only nine runs. Armstrong lost 5-4 to Lewis University Saturday.
'It's hard to beat Florida Southern when you leave 15 men on,' said Armstrong Coach Joe Roberts. 'They took advantage of everything we did wrong.'
Armstrong's David Wright, 3-4, took the loss in a game that saw five pitchers for each team. Wright gave up three runs while starter Rob Musser gave up seven runs in 3 1-3 innings.
Florida Southern's Mike Hudek, 11-2, gave up one run and one hit and got the win. Starter Joe Logan went out after 1 2/3 innings after giving up four runs.
Armstrong's Bruce Addison led his team with three RBI and Cris Allen and Bryan Arnold had two each for Florida Southern. Armstrong's Mitchener added another RBI.