Author Adam Berger

Staff Sports Writer

Baseball Freshman Julian Santos fist bumps his teammate, Rony Rodriguez, senior, as he comes up to bat in Saturday's game against Maryland. Miami won 9-1, for the thrid straight ACC victory. Zach Beeker // Staff Photographer

The University of Miami baseball team came into Tuesday night’s matchup against Florida Atlantic University needing a win in the worst way. The previous weekend saw the Hurricanes lose three straight games to in-state rival Florida State up in Tallahassee, causing Miami to plummet in the polls.

Baseball Freshman Christian Diaz pitches during the Wednesday night game against St. Thomas. The hurricanes won 11-4. Kenneth Rubi//The Miami Hurricane

O’Brien went two for three in Miami’s 11-4 victory over the St. Thomas Bobcats on Wednesday night, improving his batting average to .398 and his on-base percentage to .495. Now nearly halfway through the season, O’Brien, originally from Miami, leads the Hurricanes in homeruns, RBIs and is clearly the team’s MVP.

Baseball Zach Beeker//The Miami Hurricane

The University of Miami baseball team used a combination of dominating pitching performances, timely hitting and poor fielding from the University at Albany Great Danes to outscore its opponent from upstate New York 38-10 in a three game sweep at Alex Rodriguez Park.

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