Freshman right-hander Chris McMahon guided UM (17-23) through the first four innings of Wednesday night's game unscathed. But the Panthers (19-21) found a chink in his armor in the top of the fifth inning.
It looked like the Hurricanes were going to lose another close game, but junior Frankie Bartow (1-0) took just six pitches to get out of the top of the 11th inning, and UM broke through with bases loaded in the bottom of the inning for the victory.
The Canes have lost four of their last seven games and know things must change with goals of an NCAA Tournament berth in mind. The schedule doesn't get any easier. How will Miami fare in its next three matchups?
It was not the most conventional walk-off win, but the Hurricanes will take it. After allowing the Seminoles to tie the game up at 4-4, the Canes claimed the victory on a Michael Burns grounder in extra innings. FSU shortstop Taylor Walls couldn't control the throw to first base, and it bounced out of play. This allowed UM's Brandon Gali to score from third and seal the win.