Seventh-ranked Florida State (42-16) used a three-run third inning to back 5 1/3 solid innings from pitcher Mike McGee for a 4-2 win over No. 8 Georgia Tech (40-19) Saturday morning at the 2011 ACC tournament at Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, N.C.
The loss eliminates No. 3 seeded Georgia Tech from contention for the ACC title game.
FSU starter Mike McGee, who also bats for the Seminole as a designated hitter, tossed 5 1/3 shutout innings to record the win.
McGee held the Jackets without a hit over 4 2/3 innings until Tech outfielder Brandon Thomas singled to shortstop.
The Seminoles took advantage of a shaky third inning from Georgia Tech starter Buck Farmer (10-3) to score three runs in the frame.
FSU loaded the bases on singles from Rafael Lopez, Mike McGee and Jace Boyd with one out. On the next at-bat, Farmer walked Sherman Johnson on four pitches to score the game's first run.
After a sacrifice fly to right field from Justin Gonzalez brought in another run, Famer's pickoff attempt on Johnson at second base sailed into the outfield and scored first baseman Jace Boyd.
James Ramsey's RBI single to second base an inning later gave the Seminoles a 4-0 lead.
Farmer went on to settle down and retire seven straight batters before giving way to the bullpen to start the seven.
The sophomore recorded eight strikeouts in the losing effort, and fell for the first time in his last five starts. He scattered the four runs (three earned) over six innings.