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.
Below a drizzle turned clear Friday night, the No. 3 Miami Hurricanes began their quest to new heights on opening night of their most anticipated season in years, picking up the first win of 2020 with a suspenseful 2-1 victory over the visiting Rutgers Scarlet Knights.
After another long offseason, baseball is back at Mark Light Field for the Miami Hurricanes, who will look to put behind them a winter filled with high preseason rankings and expectations when they commence the 2020 season with a three-game series against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights in Coral Gables from Feb. 14-16.
“We are obviously disappointed to learn that Freddy’s injury will force him to miss our season,” Miami head coach Gino DiMare said in a statement. “We are fortunate to have an outstanding medical staff that will take excellent care of Freddy. We wish him well in his recovery.”
Yet for Toral and his teammates, there is still unfinished business. The Canes haven’t won a national championship since 2001 or even made the College World Series since 2016, but this year’s group will try to change that.
The Miami Hurricanes enter the 2020 season with a consensus Top 10 ranking, in large part due to the depth they possess at each position. Head coach Gino DiMare will have some tough choices to make each time he fills out the lineup card. So, how will each position shake out?
The Miami Hurricanes’ hopes and expectations for the upcoming 2020 season continue to be sky high, with UM clocking in at No. 3 in Division I baseball preseason rankings, trailing only defending national champions Vanderbilt and Atlantic Coast Conference foe and consensus No. 1 Louisville.
The University of Miami and the Miami Baseball program announced a $7 million fundraising campaign to upgrade the facilities inside Alex Rodriguez Park at Mark Light Field.