Notebook: CWS Day 1 in the books
June 16, 2012Eastern Indiana Sports
OMAHA, Neb. – Trailing 3-1 in the sixth inning, Florida State head coach Mike Martin would’ve signed for an extra innings affair with Arizona in Game 2 of the College World Series.
After all, his Seminoles were 3-0 in extra inning games this season. A spot with a healthy bullpen where he wouldn’t mind being, trying desperately to win the team’s opening game in Omaha for the first time in five tries.
He got his wish thanks to a two-run double by freshman John Holland in that sixth inning to tie the game off Wildcats’ ace Kurt Heyer following a leadoff error by third baseman Seth Mejias-Brean which opened the door.
“I got down 0-2 and saw his breaking ball, definitely knew what he had and what he was going to try to be throwing,” Holland said, “he left the pitch over the plate that I got a barrel on. It was definitely a boost to get that hit and put us right back in the game and it was like the whole dugout was rejuvenated.”