James Ramsey drove in both of Florida State's runs and the Seminoles snapped a three-game losing streak with a 2-1 win over UAB on Friday in the NCAA tournament.
Ramsey singled in Sherman Johnson in the third inning, and then doubled Johnson home in the fifth.
Ryan Prinzing scored UAB's lone run in the top of the fifth on John Frost's groundout to short. The Blazers left a dozen runners on base, including the potential tying run at third when the game ended.
Gage Smith (4-0) picked up the win after replacing Seminoles starter Scott Sitz with one out in the fifth. Robert Benicasa got his 14th save with a scoreless ninth.
Michael Busby (5-5) took the loss for UAB.
Florida State (48-15) meets Samford (40-21) in Saturday's winners' bracket, and Mississippi State (39-23) plays UAB (31-29) in an elimination game.