Newcomers are playing huge roles for the Miami Hurricanes this spring. Youth and transience are heavily represented during offseason camp, but Miami’s newest players are flying through their first months as Canes.
With Alejandro Rosario set to make his first start Friday in two weeks after recovering from an oblique strain, No. 18 Miami replaced Rosario at the 11th hour and used Jake Garland on the mound instead.
While King is expected to be fully recovered and ready to go when the Hurricanes open the 2021 season in Atlanta against defending national champion Alabama on Sept. 4, he’ll have an armada of passers behind him should anything unexpected occur.
The Hurricane bats were noisy early and often Saturday night as they cliched the weekend’s three-game series a night early, winning their second game over the Duke Blue Devils in as many evenings, 11-5.
“We’ve played them more than any other team in our history,” said head coach Gino DiMare on the history between the two storied sides. “It’s probably over the years the biggest rivalry in [college] baseball.”