The University of Miami baseball team beat the Osaka Buffaloes of the Japanese Pacific League, 11-4, Saturday afternoon in an exhibition game at Hollman Field in the Dodgertown Complex.
UM exploded for three home runs in the game with Paco Figueroa, junior college-transfer Brendan Katin and Brian Barton connecting. Figueroa hit a two-run home run, Katin delivered a three-run shot, while Barton connected for a solo home run.
The Hurricanes begin their final week of fall practice this week, which culminates with UM’s annual Scout Day on Saturday, Nov. 22, at 10:30 a.m. Scout Day is open to the public and features a nine-inning intrasquad game.
All of Miami’s fall practices are open to the public.
Miami opens the 2004 regular season on Friday, Feb. 13, with a three-game series against the Florida Gators at Mark Light Field. Prior to that, the Hurricanes will welcome back former players for the annual Alumni Game on Saturday, Feb. 7, at 7 p.m.
Cross Country- Men’s
University of Miami sophomore Alex Brutvan finished 57th in a time of 32:09.11 to lead the men’s cross country team to a 16th-place finish at the NCAA South Region Cross Country Championships held at Indian Pines Golf Course in Auburn, Ala.
Brutvan has been the Hurricanes top finisher in every event this season and has finished among the top-7 runners in five of seven races.
Also running well was Tom Berry who continued his strong freshman campaign finishing 80th in a time of 32:58.68. Berry has been UM’s No. 2 finisher at every race this season including three top-5’s.
University of Miami sophomore Melanie Schultz finished 41st in a time of 22:17.16 to lead the women’s cross country team to a 16th-place finish at the NCAA South Region Cross Country Championships held at Indian Pines Golf Course in Auburn, Ala. Schultz has been UM’s top finisher in five of six races this season.
The Hurricanes had three runners finish in the top-77 individually including junior Marilyn Ruiz who finished 61st in a time of 22:38.84 and freshman Lindsey Rohrs who took 77th in a time of 22:53.66