Miami Hurricanes Baseball On A Roll

david thompson miami hurricanes baseball westminster christianThe foe may have only been Milwaukee, but the result was three more wins and Miami has climbed to 7-0 and has cracked the top 25. St. Thomas heads to The Light on Tuesday and Barry visits on Wednesday before the Hurricanes trek to Gainesville for a three-game stand with the Florida Gators, a program that’s owned UM as of late.

Miami beat up on Milwaukee pretty good on Friday and Saturday, winning both contest by a 6-1 score. The Canes had one error in each game, which is a key stat early in the season as fielding was arguably the biggest disaster for the 2012 season.

Sunday’s showdown proved a little too close for comfort. A 1-1 game going into the top of the fifth, Milwaukee picked up two and led 4-1 after a one-run sixth, but Miami came alive in the bottom of the inning.

Alex Hernandez opened the sixth with a single and Chantz Mack earned his base when hit by a pitch. Brad Feiger doubled, driving in Hernandez and Michael Broad drove in Mack and Feiger with a chopper through the left side of the infield.

After a Milwaukee pitching change, Dale Carey broke out of his recent slump with a two-run shot over the left field wall, giving Miami it’s first lead of the game, 6-4.

Miami picked up another in the bottom of the seventh, going ahead, 7-4 and Milwaukee put together a little top-of-the-ninth rally, but could get no closer than one run, picking up two and the game ending, 7-6 in the twentieth-ranked Canes’ favor.

UM has a legit shot to be 9-0 entering this weekend’s showdown in Gainesville and good news as Florida seems to be slumping right now, coming off on the wrong end of a sweep against Florida Gulf Coast. The Azul took down the Gators 8-2, 8-3 and 7-4 (11) on the heels of a mid-week UF loss to Georgia Southern, 8-7 (12).

Florida enters Tuesday’s contest with North Florida with a 3-5 record, riding a four-game losing streak. Conversely, Miami is riding high on the back of true freshman David Thompson, who has a slugging percentage of .750, an on-base percentage of .435 and is averaging two RBI per game.

Thompson has a .348 batting average, 13 RBI and one home run in seven games.



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  1. This is how it is supposed to be for The U. Basketball and baseball in the Top 25, and then come Fall, the football team will join them. We just need the consitency. Things are looking up! It’s all about The U!

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