Miami Hurricanes vs. NC State Baseball

Baseball Falls in Final Game of Homestand

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          Release: 03/27/2013
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MIAMI

19-9
4-5 ACC
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
1 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 6 11 0
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0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 1

Coral Gables, Fla. • Alex Rodriguez Park
Attendance: 2,603


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FAU

16-9
4-2 SBC
 
Pitching Stats
  W B. Rhodes (3-1)
  L J. Salas (2-3)
 
Batting Stats
 
2B
 

Pittman

  --
 
HR
 

Buckley

  --
  RBI
  Buckley 3, Meyer, Nelson, Rocklein
  San Juan

March 27, 2013

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The Miami Hurricanes wrapped up their six-game homestand in disappointing fashion Wednesday, dropping their midweek affair with visiting Florida Atlantic by a final score of 6-1.

After the teams traded runs in the first frame, FAU struck for five combined runs over the middle innings, including a three-run homerun from second baseman Robert Buckley in the sixth, to jump out to a decisive 6-1 lead.

With the Owls leading 1-0 heading into the bottom of the first, the Hurricanes (19-9) responded with a run of their own to knot the game at one. Christopher Barr, who was plunked by a Seth McGarry offering to open the game, eventually reached third on a wild pitch and flyout from junior Alex Hernandez. With two runners on and one out, Alex San Juan connected on an RBI single up the middle to tie the game.

After a rough first where he gave up three hits, Miami starter Javi Salas (2-3) settled down over his next three frames, holding the Owls scoreless to keep the game tied. The Coral Gables, Fla., native worked himself into a jam in the fifth, but induced a groundball to short that had the potential for a double play. Freshman shortstop Brandon Lopez was unable to convert, however, and a sacrifice fly from Mark Nelson and an RBI single from Tyler Rocklein saw the visitors gain a 3-1 advantage by inning's end.

Miami struggled to generate much offense after the first, as Brandon Rhodes (3-1), who started in Miami's win over FAU back on Feb. 20, relieved McGarry and pitched 1.2 scoreless innings.

The Hurricanes looked to have something building in the seventh, after back-to-back walks to Michael Broad and Garrett Kennedy and a single from Lopez loaded the bases. Reliever Kyle Miller induced a popout from Christopher Barr and a groundout from Hernandez to get out of the inning unharmed.

The Hurricanes next travel to No. 9 Virginia for a weekend series in Charlottesville, Va. First pitch for the series opener Friday at Davenport Field is set for 6 p.m.

Schedule
 
Wednesday, March 04
Baseball vs. FGCU
Coral Gables, Fla.
7 - 3 (W)
Friday, March 06
Baseball at Louisville
Louisville, Ky.
3:00 PM
WVUM 90.5 FM
ESPN3
Saturday, March 07
Baseball at Louisville
Louisville, Ky.
1:00 PM
WVUM 90.5 FM
ESPN3
Sunday, March 08
Baseball at Louisville
Louisville, Ky.
1:00 PM
WVUM 90.5 FM
ESPN3
Tuesday, March 10
Baseball at FGCU
Fort Myers, Fla.
6:30 PM
Wednesday, March 11
Baseball vs. Stetson
Coral Gables, Fla.
6:00 PM
Friday, March 13
Baseball vs. NC State
Coral Gables, Fla.
7:00 PM
Saturday, March 14
Baseball vs. NC State
Coral Gables, Fla.
7:00 PM
Sunday, March 15
Baseball vs. NC State
Coral Gables, Fla.
1:00 PM
Tuesday, March 17
Baseball vs. Army
Coral Gables, Fla.
6:00 PM
Friday, March 20
Baseball at Wake Forest
Winston-Salem, N.C.
6:00 PM
ESPN3
Saturday, March 21
Baseball at Wake Forest
Winston-Salem, N.C.
4:00 PM
ESPN3
Sunday, March 22
Baseball at Wake Forest
Winston-Salem, N.C.
1:00 PM
ESPN3
Wednesday, March 25
Baseball vs. FGCU
Coral Gables, Fla.
6:00 PM
Friday, March 27
Baseball at North Carolina
Chapel Hill, N.C.
6:30 PM
ESPN3
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