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© St. Petersburg Times, published February 25, 2001


Gators trip Seminoles 3-2

Matt Goss' one-out single in the 10th inning scored Ben Harrison from second base and gave Florida a 3-2 win against Florida State in college baseball Saturday.

With two outs in the ninth, third baseman Pat Osborn and second baseman Aaron Sobieraj committed back-to-back throwing errors that tied it at 2 and forced extra innings.

Sophomore right-hander Joey Simon pitched a career-high 8 2/3 innings, allowing three hits and one earned run. Keith Ramsey relieved and went 1 1/3 innings for the win.

MORE COLLEGE BASEBALL: Host South Florida collected 16 hits but left 13 on base in an 8-4 loss to Minnesota. ... Scott Biernacki hit a three-run homer to highlight a six-run third inning as host Jacksonville topped Louisiana-Monroe 11-6. ... Sam Figueroa pitched seven scoreless innings as Tampa beat Presbyterian 13-1 in Lakeland.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Hawaii coach June Jones remained in guarded condition and is expected to be hospitalized for several weeks after his car accident. Doctors are optimistic about chances for a full recovery. ... Ryan Schneider completed 30 of 49 passes for 326 yards and two touchdowns in UCF's first scrimmage of spring drills in Orlando.

COLLEGES: The FSU women's golf team was fifth at 600, USF (608) eighth, UCF (610) ninth and host Florida (618) tied for 13th after two days of the 17-team Gator Invitational. Auburn (582) led heading into the final day. Georgia's Summer Sirmons (142) was the individual leader. ... The Florida Southern men's golf team was eighth at 597, host USF (602) 11th, UCF (612) 14th and FAU (633) 17th at the Ron Smith Invitational. College of Charleston (571) led, highlighted by individual leader Jedd McLuen (139). ... USF's Kerine Black was named co-C-USA athlete of the year at the Indoor Track Championships, and Kelly Phillips was the league's coach of the year. The Bulls defended their title in Houston, scoring 112 1/2 points, 11 1/2 ahead of second-place Tulane.

HORSES: Breeders' Cup officials announced their eight-race card, with purses totaling $13-million, will be run at Santa Anita in the fall of 2002. ... Classy Place, with Paula Bacon aboard, won the 21st running of the $50,000 Suncoast Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs.

SOCCER: The Mutiny closed its five-day, two-game exhibition tour of Colombia with a 3-0 loss to second-division Soacha F.C. Mamadou Diallo was stopped on a penalty kick in the 29th minute, and Tampa Bay gave up two goals in the final minute.

TENNIS: Martina Hingis beat Nathalie Tauziat for the sixth consecutive time, needing 72 minutes to win 6-4, 6-4 in the final at the $565,000 Dubai Open in United Arab Emirates. ... Monica Seles, the defending champion and top seed, beat Shinobu Asagoe 6-7 (7-5), 6-2, 6-2 to reach the final of the IGA U.S. Indoor Championship in Oklahoma City. ... Mark Philippoussis beat Tommy Haas 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (7-5) in a semifinal of the Kroger St. Jude tournament in Memphis, Tenn.

OLYMPICS: Officials evaluating Beijing's bid for the 2008 Summer Games ended four days of inspections with praise for the city's preparations and enthusiasm.

GYMNASTICS: Five-time U.S. champion Blaine Wilson showed his career is not over, beating American teammate Sean Townsend and six other Olympians to win the American Cup in Orlando. Elena Zamolodchikova, winner of three medals in the Olympics, won the women's competition.

SKIING: U.S. racer Kirsten Clark won the downhill at Lenzerheide, Switzerland, for the first World Cup victory of her career. Her best result this season had been ninth in Lake Louise, Alberta.

BOWLING: Jason Couch, competing before home fans on outdoor lanes, defeated Chris Barnes 223-201 to win his ninth career title at the Villages PBA Open.

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