Richie Lewis struck out 10 and Eric Mangham had three hits and two runs batted in to lead Florida State to a 7-2 victory over defending champion Miami in the NCAA College World Series winners' bracket semifinal Tuesday at Omaha, Neb.
The teams had billed the game as the Florida state championship. The teams split six games during the regular season.
The top-ranked Seminoles take their 59-11 record into Thursday's winners' bracket final against No. 5-ranked Arizona (47-18).
Florida State picked up a pair of runs in the first inning on Bien Figueroa's RBI single and a bases loaded walk to Steve Taddeo before Dan Davies relieved Miami starter Will Vespe to end the rally.
The Hurricanes evened the score in the third, scoring both runs on errant FSU pickoff attempts.
In the seventh the Seminoles finally went to work on Davies, who faced the minimum 15 batters in his first five innings, loading the bases on a hit batsman, a single and a bunt single.
Jose Marzan singled in one run, Paul Sorrento's fly scored another and Luis Alicea's single got home a third to chase Davies. He was replaced by Rick Raether, who got a strikeout but then yielded a two-run single to Mangham to make it 7-2.