Miami, ranked as the No.13 team in the nation by the USA Today/ESPN Top 25 poll, is just over one week away from kicking off it’s home opener against Rutgers next Friday. Although the Canes are coming off a year in which seven former players left for the MLB, there is hope that this year’s team can be the first in four years to go back to Omaha.
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Jim Morris and his squad must adjust to the new bats in college baseball
UM is one of the few schools in the country that has two high-profile team mascots.
The University of Miami’s pursuit of a fifth national championship came to a halt in Gainesville, Fla. for the second time in as many years.
Burt continues to carry on the athletic pedigree as a key member of the women’s soccer team.
The 6-feet, 188-pound left-hander had Tommy John surgery last year and missed the entire 2009 season. The injury really handicapped the Hurricane pitching staff as the team had an ERA of 4.71 and no starter had an ERA below 4.00.
Burt is continuing to carry on the athletic pedigree by being a key member of the women’s soccer team.
At Morris’s opening press conference in February before the season started, he compared this team to the 1999 team. That squad won the College World Series based on the same small ball formula. In 1998 the Canes lost stars like Pat Burrell, Aubrey Huff and Jason Michaels and rebounded with a historic season. The same can be said 10 years later if the Canes can win after losing names like Yonder Alonso, Jemile Weeks and Dennis Raben.
Heading into the season, No. 11 Miami knew it would have to rely on a young team of 11 true freshmen. What head coach Jim Morris didn’t know was that with less than a month left in the regular season, senior right-hander Jason Santana would prove to be the biggest surprise.
I am not saying this year’s team is a title contender. I do, however, refuse to rule them out after four games.
University of Miami shortstop Ryan Jackson is not entering the 2009 college baseball season empty-handed.
Since the final issue of last semester, the University of Miami baseball team has been very active.
The program set many records in 2008 but it will have a much different look in 2009. As they say, all great things must come to an end.