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"The formula to our success is for those guys to pitch deep in the game and get in position where we can hand the ball to (freshman closer Thomas Burrows)," Gaspard said. "After those two guys, there's a little different formula for us.
The Crimson Tide was a shoe in to make the field of 64.
"When you look at the games we've been able to win in the front part of the season when we had our good runs, Spencer and Justin pitched deep into the game as well as (Jon) Keller and we did what we had to do on Adidas Climacool Classic White
Gaspard said he's considering righthander Spencer Turnbull and lefthander Justin Kamplain to start Friday. Whomever doesn't pitch against the Owls will start Saturday.
The Seminoles, who are the tournament's No. 5 overall seed, play Georgia Southern on Friday. The Eagles (39 21) won the Southern Conference Championship on Sunday with a walk off victory against Samford.
Florida State (43 15) has been one of the nation's top ranked teams throughout the season. Heisman trophy winning quarterback Jameis Winston has been one of the Seminoles' top relievers, as he boasts a 1.17 earned run average and seven saves. Sophomore DJ Stewart leads the Seminoles in batting average (.348), doubles (19) and home runs (7).
a different result at a familiar place in NCAA D Rose Lakeshore
Alabama and Kennesaw State enter the tournament riding different waves of momentum. While the Crimson Tide capped its season with losses in 10 of its last 13 games against SEC opponents, the Owls (37 21) finished with 23 wins in their last 24 and swept their way through the Atlantic Sun tournament.
"We just didn't play very well," Alabama coach Mitch Gaspard said. "We broke down at the end of the game. We had a lead late in the game and just wasn't able to hold on. The walls kind of came caving in on us at that point.
the offensive end."
Both pitchers will enter the regional with two weeks or more of rest.
With a roster chock full of players making their first trip to the postseason, Alabama put itself behind the 8 ball at last year's regional when it opened with a loss to Troy. Poised to make the championship game after a victory over Savannah State, Alabama took a three run lead into the ninth inning of an elimination game against the Trojans only to see it disappear in a 9 8 loss.
"But who cares? Right now, it's about what we're going to do this weekend Adidas Allstars Pink and take care of business and play the best we can play starting Friday."
When it was announced that Alabama would be the No. 2 seed at the Tallahassee regional, the element of surprise was gone, too. against Kennesaw State. The only thing that kept the Crimson Tide from Tallahassee in 2012 was not qualifying for the tournament.
"We know it's going to be a tough, challenging Game 1," Gaspard said.
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