TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Jackson Lueck had four hits, including the game-winner in the ninth inning, and four RBIs as Florida State rallied from a four-run, second-inning deficit to defeat Sam Houston State 7-6 on Saturday in Game 1 of the Tallahassee super regional.
Taylor Walls opened the ninth with a single and advanced to second after Dylan Busby was hit by a Nick Mikolajchak (0-4) pitch. Lueck then got his third walk-off hit of the season with a single to right-center to score Walls.
Lueck, a sophomore right fielder, is 10 for 24 with eight RBIs in six NCAA tournament games this season.
Sam Houston State (44-22) scored four runs the first two innings off two errors by FSU starter Tyler Holton. Hunter Hearn, who went 2 for 4, had the key hit in the first with a two-out, two-run single with the bases loaded.
The Seminoles (44-21) trailed 6-3 in the seventh but rallied to tie on RBI singles by Lueck, Quincy Nieporte and Cal Raleigh.
Drew Carlton (5-4), who was FSU's third pitcher, got the win with 1 1/3 scoreless innings.
Jaxxon Grisham also drove in two runs for the Bearkats.
Game two of this best of three series, will take place on Sunday starting at noon. A Seminoles win would send them to Omaha for the first time since 2012.