TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA -- Sam Howard tossed a two-hitter and struck out 10 as Georgia Southern stunned Florida State 7-0 on Friday in the Tallahassee regional.<br />
Howard (7-6) retired 15 straight for the Eagles (40-21) during one stretch. The left-hander walked two and threw 137 pitches.<br />
Dalton Busby went 3-for-3 with a two-run homer and a double, and Garrett Chapman had a solo home run and a double as Georgia Southern pounded out 16 hits.<br />
Florida State (43-16) had won 19 straight NCAA regional games.<br />
Georgia Southern will play Kennesaw State on Saturday, while the Seminoles will play Alabama in an elimination game.<br />
Florida State had as many hits as it did errors. Georgia Southern chased right-hander Mike Compton (7-3) in the second inning, and the Seminoles used four relievers to finish the game.
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