An outright dominant win and hefty lead in Game 2 of the NCAA Baseball Super Regionals has given this team new light.
The Florida State Seminoles, currently the No. 3-ranked team in Division I baseball, have made a statement against Stanford in the 2012 Super Regionals and will carry this momentum into the College World Series.
After finishing 3-0 in the double-elimination, round-robin style Regionals, the Cardinal was stopped in its tracks against a significantly superior Florida State team.
The Seminoles won Game 1 in blowout fashion, 17-1, while currently holding a 6-1 lead through four innings of Game 2, as there is no question this team is set to play in the CWS. The team scored 17 consecutive runs after going down 1-0 in the first inning of Game 1.
Talk about some impressive run-scoring.
Center fielder James Ramsey and second baseman Devon Travis have led the way for the Seminoles in the hitting department. The two combined for eight RBI and six hits in Game 1, with Travis totaling six of the eight RBI and two home runs.
Ramsey's ability to stay on base has been key for this team, boasting a .511 on-base percentage this season. The average ranks No. 3 in the nation in Division I ball.
Game 2 has been much of the same story, as the Seminoles scored six unanswered runs in the first two innings of play.
In spite of currently being the No. 3 team in the nation, trailing both UCLA and Florida in the rankings, there is every reason to believe this is the best team in baseball based on their domination of Stanford in the Super Regionals.
Not to mention, the team has won its last four ballgames by a combined margin of 26 runs. An expected win over Stanford in Game 2 is set to further prove the worth of this team. The Seminoles' success as of late makes it flat-out unconscionable to believe this team doesn't have what it takes to win the CWS.