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No. 24 @CanesBaseball Cruises Past Maine 6-2


11-2 • 0-0 SEC
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Coral Gables, Fla. • Alex Rodriguez Park

Attendance: 2294


6-7• 0-0 ACC
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  W T. Woodrey (2-0)
  L M. Connolly (1-1)
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Eusebio, Mack



  Fieger 2, Lopez 2
  Heath, White

March 5, 2013

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Behind a career night from freshman southpaw Thomas Woodrey, No. 24 Miami edged visiting Maine by a final margin of 6-2 at Alex Rodriguez Park at Mark Light Field.

Woodrey, making only his third collegiate start, went a career-high eight innings in the victory. The Lighthouse Point, Fla., native scattered three hits across his outing, striking out two batters while walking only one. It was the second consecutive win for Woodrey, who improved his personal record to 2-0 and lowered his ERA to 2.41.

The freshman, who was on a 90 pitch count according to head coach Jim Morris, was pulled after eight strong innings in favor of freshman reliever Frank Grandinette.

Miami (11-2) struck first for the sixth consecutive game, plating a run on an RBI single from shortstop Brandon Lopez in the second inning to take an early 1-0 advantage. The single, which chopped over the head of Black Bears’ third baseman Eric White, extended Lopez’ hit streak to a career-best seven consecutive games.

The Hurricanes exploded for four runs in the bottom of the seventh to take a commanding 6-1 lead. Miami loaded the bases, as walks to Alex Hernandez and Christopher Barr were sandwiched around a successful bunt from senior Chantz Mack. With his leadoff walk, Hernandez reached base for the 13th consecutive game to open his Hurricanes career.

A two-RBI single from junior Brad Fieger, who extended his hitting streak to 12 consecutive games, and another RBI single from Lopez helped spark the late offensive surge.

Freshman Ricky Eusebio, starting his second consecutive game in centerfield, finished with his second career multihit game. The Miami, Fla., native scored two runs on the night, both of which came on Maine miscues. Eusebio scored in the bottom of the third on a passed ball, and scored again via passed ball in the decisive seventh inning.

The freshman sparkplug now has four hits and three runs scored in his past two games.

Grandinette came on in relief of Woodrey, battling his way to the final three outs of the game. The Orlando, Fla., native, making his team-leading eighth appearance, gave up one earned run, helping Miami finish off the 6-2 win.

The Hurricanes return to Alex Rodriguez Park on Wednesday for a midweek tilt with visiting UCF. First pitch is set for 6 p.m.