GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) -- Rafael Lopez drove in three runs to lead Florida State past North Carolina State 8-3 on Sunday in the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game.
Jayce Boyd had two RBIs and Lopez's tiebreaking single in the seventh put the Seminoles (42-17) ahead for good. They claimed their fifth ACC title and first since 2004, and finally won one in the state of North Carolina.
This one took a scary turn in the eighth when N.C. State catcher Chris Schaeffer was injured in a collision at home plate with Florida State baserunner James Ramsey. Schaeffer laid motionless near the plate for 10 minutes and was taken off the field in an ambulance.
Andrew Ciencin homered and drove in two runs for the seventh-seeded Wolfpack (38-22). They were denied their first title since 1992.
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