ARIZONA Wildcats
Overall Record: 43-17
Conference: Pac-12 (t-1st, 20-10)
   Head Coach: Andy Lopez

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FLORIDA STATE Seminoles
Overall Record: 48-15
Conference: Atlantic Coast (1st, 24-6)
Head Coach: Mike Martin

 

WHAT TO LOOK FOR WHEN THE WILDCATS AND SEMINOLES MEET

Venue: TD Ameritrade Park Omaha
Date: June 15
Time: 9 p.m. ET
TV: ESPN2 / ESPN3 
Announcers:
   Mike Patrick (play by play)
   Nomar Garciaparra (color)
   Jessica Mendoza (field reporter)

Who to Watch for the Wildcats: LF Johnny Field, .383, 3 HR, 43 RBI; 3B Seth Mejias-Brean, .366, 1 HR, 57 RBI; SS Alex Mejia, .361, 3 HR, 52 RBI; RHP Kurt Heyer, 12-2, 2.28 ERA, 102 K

Who to Watch for the Seminoles: CF James Ramsey, .382, 13 HR, 57 RBI; 1B Jayce Boyd, .389, 4 HR, 59 RBI; 2B Devon Travis, .310, 7 HR, 40 RBI; LHP Brandon Leibrandt, 8-2, 2.58 ERA, 78 K

IN THE 2012 POSTSEASON

Arizona
Regional
    def. Missouri, 15-3 [ Box ]
    def. Louisville, 16-4 [ Box ]
    def. Louisville, 16-3 [ Box ]
Super Regional
    def. St. John's (10 inn.), 7-6 [ Recap ] [ Box ] [ Video ]
    def. St. John's, 7-4 [ Recap ] [ Box ] [ Video ]
 

Florida State
Regional
    def. UAB, 2-1 [ Box ]
    def. Samford, 8-1 [ Box ]
    def. Samford, 5-2 [ Box ]
Super Regional
    def. Stanford, 17-1 [ Recap ] [ Box ] [ Video ]
    def. Stanford, 18-7 [ Recap ] [ Box ] [ Video ]

Rosters: Arizona | Florida State Schedules: Arizona | Florida State
More Postseason: National Statistics Scoreboard  Interactive Bracket  Video

ARIZONA SAID IT ...
► "I think one time we got in trouble because someone called my radio show and said it was a love fest. We talked before the game, I'd give [Mike Martin] a hug, he would give me a hug. I'd ask about his wife. He'd ask about Linda, and I'd ask about his kids. Someone called up the radio and said it looks like a love fest out there. I was like, gee, I didn't know I had to hate the man. I've always admired coach. He's a phenomenal baseball coach, which is really pretty special. He's a great human being. Has tremendous perspective on what we're doing.” -- Head coach Andy Lopez

► "My wife and I have been married for 29 years, and 20 years ago we were blessed to come here and actually play well and win a national title at Pepperdine. When we left Tucson, Ariz., my wife said 'I'm going to show you something when we land in Omaha.' We got to the hotel room, and she pulled out a photo of my now 22 year old son (Michael) holding on to my leg during the national championship. Now I can't get him to shave. He's got a full beard. He's 6-foot-4, he's in my program." Head coach Andy Lopez

FLORIDA STATE SAID IT ...
► "I was going to take the family back to Rosenblatt tomorrow because I know they're demolishing it next week and I've changed my mind, because I don't want to see Rosenblatt like it is now. I want to remember the hill, the beautiful ballpark. I was told that that I wouldn't want to hit my golf ball out there in centerfield, because I might not ever get it out, it's so thick. I'm going to remember Rosenblatt like it was.” -- Head coach Mike Martin

► "With the conditions it's hard for me to expect a lot of runs scored from anybody in this game. It's obviously a very talented eight teams. But conditions do have a way of keeping production down. With the arms that are here, you've got to look at the fact that they all know how to pitch. It's setting up to be, in my opinion, one that was similar to last year.” -- Head coach Mike Martin