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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.

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.


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.

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.

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