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ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Tim Becker and Drew Mendoza each hit two home runs and drove in four runs to lead Florida State to a 13-7 win over Florida Atlantic in the opening game of the NCAA Athens regional on Friday.
Florida State (37-21) hit six homers and had a season-high 20 hits to open coach Mike Martin's final bid for a College World Series title.
Martin, who is retiring after the season, has led the Seminoles to a tournament appearance in each of his 40 seasons. He has 16 CWS appearances but is still looking for his first championship.
Reese Albert and J.C. Flowers also hit homers for the Seminoles, who await the winner of Friday night's Mercer-Georgia game in the double-elimination regional. Drew Parrish (8-5) allowed five runs in five innings.
Bobby Morgensen had three hits, including two homers, for Florida Atlantic (40-20). Joe Montes also homered for the Owls.
Blake Sanderson (8-3) allowed six runs, four earned, in five innings. He gave up three homers after allowing only nine in the regular season.
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