“It’s definitely one of the best feelings I’ve ever had,” Palmquist said. “I just love contributing to the team, even out of the bullpen and keeping the game close so we can have a chance to win.
“Very fortunate to come out with a win,” Miami head coach Gino DiMare said. “The guys are real happy right now. Its kind of a game where you can see guys were looking around and going, ‘oh jeez’. We had the game and the wind was blowing out, but it worked in our favor too.”
“Obviously just a bottom line is they got a lot of hits when they needed them and we didn’t,” Miami head coach Gino DiMare said after Sunday’s loss. “With runners in scoring position we seemed to not ever get the big hit and it seems like they got them.”
“Disappointing,” Miami head coach Gino DiMare said. “Came down to the end. Can’t finish the game. Something we didn’t do very good last year, we got to do a better job. Had the game right there where we wanted it. Couldn’t close it out.”
Nine innings of baseball just wasn’t enough for the top two teams in the country.
But after 11 innings, it was only fitting that only one run was the deciding factor between the No. 1 Hurricanes and No. 2 Gators when they squared off Friday night, with the Gators coming away with the 2-1 win.
Just a single week after the 2020 college baseball season began, the top two teams in the country with face off in a three-game series that will determine early season momentum between the storied programs, have postseason ramifications, and possibly more than anything else, will determine bragging rights between the rivals.
Just an hour after Miami had completed its win over Kent State Wednesday night, the baseball program announced on Twitter that tickets for Friday and Saturday night’s game against the No. 2 ranked University of Florida were sold out.
In their first game as the No. 1 team in the country, the Miami Hurricanes showed why they are deserving of the ranking.
Behind a 12-run scoring output in the first four innings of the game, Miami trounced the visiting Kent State Golden Flashes 12-0 Wednesday night at Mark Light Field.
The Miami Hurricanes received some big news Monday morning, a day after completing their season-opening sweep of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights: They are now the No. 1 team in the nation.
Miami entered opening weekend with sky high expectations, and the Hurricanes delivered, capping off a three-game sweep of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights with a 13-6 victory Sunday afternoon at Mark Light Field.
In a game that was suspended by rain and forced to play over two days, the Hurricanes were triumphant over the Rutgers Scarlett Knights behind two home runs from Adrian Del Castillo and a grand slam from Gabe Rivera.