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Courtesy: Hurricanesports.com
Published 04/11/2016
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Baseball Ranked No. 1 for First Time Since 2008
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CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- Winners of nine straight games and 20 of its last 22 contests, the University of Miami baseball team ascended to the top of the college baseball polls released Monday.

The Hurricanes, who were last ranked No. 1 on June 10, 2008, won their lone game in South Bend, Ind., over host Notre Dame 10-2 on April 10 and also topped FGCU 4-0 on April 5.

Miami (25-4, 11-2 ACC) moved up one spot to No. 1 in Baseball America's top 25, and made its first-ever appearance at No. 1 in the D1Baseball top 25 by jumping two spots from last week's position of No. 3.

With a first-place ACC record, Miami also topped rankings from Collegiate Baseball Newspaper and Perfect Game, and moved into first in the USA TODAY Coaches Poll by garnering 26 of a possible 31 first-place votes.

NCBWA also ranked Miami No. 1 in its poll released Monday.

The Hurricanes return to Alex Rodriguez Park at Mark Light Field on Tues., April 12 for a matchup with nearby Nova Southeastern. First pitch for the game, slated for broadcast on ESPN3, is set for 6 p.m.

 

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