On Sunday afternoon, the only Hurricanes to pass through Mark Light Field were donning pink uniforms in honor of Mother’s Day, but May showers drenched Coral Gables shortly after the series finale between UM and Appalachian State had begun.
Miami sparked a 10-run second inning to run away with the ball game 16-1 at Mark Light Field.
It was a sloppy game played through sloppy weather, but the Miami Hurricanes collected a much-needed win Friday night over the Appalachian State Mountaineers.
Miami will use Alex McFarlane (2-0, 2.74 ERA), Jake Smith (1-0, 4.12 ERA) and Jake Garland (5-2, 5.07 ERA) on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, respectively.
Miami’s win was strongly backed by a strong, steady start from pitcher Alex McFarlane, who did what no other Hurricane was able to do Friday night: keep the Eagles off the scoreboard.
The Hurricanes gave up seven two-out runs in the first two innings Friday night at Boston College as they dropped a suspense-free Game 1 in the three-game series opener.
With 13 games remaining in the regular season, consistency at the dish and on the mound will be crucial as the Canes look to ride a successful home stretch en route to the ACC Tournament.
"Midweeks are tough if you look around the country teams at times are having a tough time and we had our share a few years back, but we've done a pretty good job and it starts on the mound," Miami head coach Gino DiMare said.
After struggling offensively the past two games, UM exploded for 14 hits against the UNC Tar Heels on Sunday at Boshamer Stadium.
Two games, and two losses for the Miami Hurricanes at Bryson Field at Boshamer Stadium.
With just four Atlantic Coast Conference series remaining until postseason play, now is the time to put it all together down the home stretch.
A second-straight sweep at home for the Miami Hurricanes brought a sigh of relief for many, if not all, and it appeared as though the bats at last heated up, especially looking back at the number of Canes who tallied long balls this weekend.