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Seminoles lose ACC tournament opener

Published:   |   Updated: May 23, 2013 at 08:26 AM
DURHAM, N.C.GAINESVILLE -

A.J. Murray and Mott Hyde hit consecutive homers in the top of the ninth inning to help reigning champion Georgia Tech beat Florida State 4-3 in pool play at the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.

The seventh-seeded Yellow Jackets (34-23) led off the ninth with a pair of groundouts before Murray hit a solo shot to left against reliever Robby Coles to tie it. Hyde followed with another shot to left to stun the second-seeded Seminoles (44-13).

Giovanny Alfonzo flied out to left in the bottom of the ninth to end the game for Florida State, with Coles (4-2) taking the loss.

Georgia Tech's Daniel Palka (2-1) took the win with two scoreless innings.

Florida State will face sixth-seeded Virginia Tech today.

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