The unofficial start to Hurricanes baseball began on Saturday evening, with the team hosting their annual Alumni Game/FanFest within the friendly confines of Alex Rodriguez Park at Mark Light Field. The 2013 Hurricane squad got the better of the former players, coming away with a 5-3 win.
Ron Fraser, the former Miami coach who was dubbed “the wizard of college baseball,” passed away Sunday morning.
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.
Miami nearly avoided a sweep at the hands of Florida State this past weekend, but…
After a rough weekend that saw Miami lose its second ACC series of the season and its best hitter, Peter O’Brien, to a broken wrist, the twelfth ranked Hurricanes baseball team responded with a 3-2 victory over Stetson.
Despite a strong night by starting pitcher Javi Salas, the Hurricanes offense fell flat in a 4-2 loss to the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles. Miami (24-9, 11-4 ACC), ranked No.6 following the weekend sweep, was held to just four hits on the evening.
The Hurricanes overcame a wacky afternoon that featured a combined five errors, two balks, and an ejection to come away with the 4-0 win over No.3 North Carolina on Sunday. Steven Ewing pitched six innings of scoreless ball while striking out a season-high nine batters to pick up his fourth win of the season.
Javi Salas pitched well in the first start of his college career, but Miami’s offense…
Morris became a coach at the young age of 24. He never realized how lucky he was until he looked back at all of his accomplishments: playing professional baseball for the Boston Red Sox minor league team, traveling around the world twice representing the USA team as head coach, receiving a Master’s degree in Education, completing all the requirements for his Ph.D. except his dissertation, numerous Coach of the Year honors and coaching several top-of-the-line college baseball teams, including UM.
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.
After taking the first two games of the series against the Terrapins, a combination of Hurricane errors and shutdown pitching helped Maryland topple Miami (19-5, 7-2 ACC) on Sunday afternoon, 6-4.
The Hurricanes helped the Miami Marlins open up their new downtown ballpark in an exhibition game Tuesday night, and then welcomed Miami (OH) University to Alex Rodriguez Park on Wednesday.