The Road to Omaha may go through Tallahassee's Dick Howser Stadium, but it's the Razorbacks who will be driving there and not the Seminoles.
Andrew Darr's two-run double in the bottom of the ninth made sure of that as No. 16 University of Arkansas rallied to a 9-8 win over home-standing and No. 4 Florida State in a classic Super Regional game.
The Razorbacks (39-22) rallied from 5-1 and 8-7 deficits before a crowd of 4,800-plus to alleviate the need for a third game in the regional and grab the school's sixth appearance in the eight team College World Series in Omaha.
It will be the first time since 2004 that Arkansas has made the CWS, which will begin next Saturday and will find Arkansas playing the Cal-State Fullerton-Louisville winner on either Saturday or Sunday.
Darr went 4-for-5 with a homer, two doubles, a single and 3 RBIs while Bigham was 3-of-4 with a pair of doubles and a pair of RBIs as the two combined for seven of their team's 10 hits.
Andy Wilkins hit his 18th homer of the season for Arkansas while Scott Lyons and Ben Tschepikow both had an RBI and run scored each.
Actually each team had 10 hits each in the game, but Arkansas played error-less ball while Florida State committed two errors to run its season total to a whopping 97.
The Seminoles (45-18), who fell 7-2 to the Razorbacks on Friday, got down to their final strike before scoring three runs off Arkansas closer Stephen Richards in the top of the ninth to take an 8-7 lead.
But Richards (6-1), who blew the save but got the win while following Brett Eibner and T.J. Forrest to the mound, avoided further damage to give his team a shot in the bottom of the frame.
Bigham drew a one-out walk off loser Jack Posey (0-1), fellow true freshmen Zach Cox then singled and Darr jumped all over the first pitch he saw and drilled a shot up the left-center field gap to plate both.
Arkansas' last CWS berth also occurred when it took two games from Florida State back in 2004.
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