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Posted May 31, 2008

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Behind a complete-game six-hit shutout performance by senior Mathew Wilson, the Bucknell baseball team pulled off a 7-0 upset victory over No. 4 nationally seeded Florida State to open NCAA Tournament play on Friday evening at Dick Howser Stadium.

It marked the first NCAA Tournament win for the Bison, who moved to 30-22-2 on the season, reaching the 30-wins plateau for the third time in program history. The Seminoles, who entered the weekend ranked in the top-three of five national collegiate baseball polls, suffered just their 11th loss of the year, their first shutout, and are now 48-10. Florida State also saw their streak of 15 straight opening round NCAA Regional games come to an end, a stretch that dated back to 1992.

Wilson tossed his first nine-inning complete-game shutout, his fifth overall shutout of his career to break the Bucknell record, and picked up the win (6-1), logging two walks and three strikeouts.

The Bison move on to face Tulane, who defeated Florida 7-4 earlier Friday, at 7 p.m. Saturday at Dick Howser Stadium.

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