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.
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.
The four seniors, dressed head to toe in University of Miami football apparel, walked inside the gigantic supermarket in search of the outdoors section. They opted for the 88-cent rain jackets over the three dollar ones.
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.
Unfortunately for the Hurricanes and their fans, the weekend brought much of the same. Miami was swept by Florida and has now lost 11 straight games to its in-state rival dating back to the 2010 season.
The No. 8 University of Miami baseball team is off to its best start since 2008, improving to 8-0 with the 10-5 victory over the owls. Miami is the only undefeated team remaining in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
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.