Alabama tops Central Florida 12-5

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Taylor Dugas homered and Alabama used 15 hits against five Central Florida pitchers to cruise to a 12-5 win in the Tallahassee Regional on Sunday.
Brock Bennett, Jared Reaves and Austen Smith each had three hits for Alabama (35-27), which was to play Florida State (44-17) on Sunday night.
Alabama left-hander Jonathan Smart (5-3), who had 10 saves in the regular season, gave up 11 hits but allowed just two earned runs in eight innings.
Erik Hempe went 3 for 4 with an RBI, and D.J. Hicks hit his 15th home run of the season for Central Florida (39-23).
The game was tied at 4 in the bottom of the fifth when Alabama's Brett Booth scored on a passed ball. Alabama added six runs in the seventh to send UCF home.