Notes and Quotes
May 26, 2001
2001 CORAL GABLES REGIONAL
Miami vs. Florida
University of Miami
Miami has won ten consecutive games dating back to May 5. UM’s last loss came on May 4 vs. Jacksonville.
Miami has defeated Florida in 13 consecutive games. The last time Florida won at Mark Light Stadium was February 2, 1996 (UF 7, UM 4), six years ago.
Junior Javy Rodriguez recorded his 59th, 60th, and 61st steals of the season. He is two steals shy of the UM record of 62 set by Orlando Gonzalez in 1974.
As a team, the Hurricanes have registered 200 stolen bases this season. It marks the fifth time in school history that Miami has stolen 200 or more bases in a year. The last time UM had 200 or more stolen bases was 1989 (200 SB). The record for team stolen bases in a season is 231 in 1985. UM leads the nation in stolen bases.
Miami used the same batting order from Friday’s game vs. Bucknell. It marked the third time this season that the Hurricanes have used the same lineup in back-to-back games.
Alex Prendes made his 86th career appearance today moving ahead of Jay Tessmer (1994-95) into sixth-place on UM’s career appearances list
Miami improved to 44-0 this season when leading after eight innings and 42-0 when leading after six innings.
The Hurricanes improved to 10-0 when wearing “gray” team uniforms.
As a team, Miami has made 194 relief appearances in 58 games. The 194 relief appearances by Miami ties an NCAA record set by San Diego State (1982, 91 games).
University of Florida
Florida is now 12-10 in NCAA Regional games played in Coral Gables…UF is 1-5 vs. Miami in NCAA Regional contests in Coral Gables.
First baseman Aaron Sobieraj has now registered at least one hit in 11 of his last 12 games.
Center fielder Matt Goss has recorded at least one hit in 17 of his last 18 games.
Left fielder Jason Dill is hitting 6-9 (.667) with three RBI in the NCAA Regional.
Alex Hart struck out a season-high six batters and walked a season-high six batters.
MIAMI POST-GAME QUOTES
Head Coach Jim Morris
“It’s a huge win for us, there is no question about that. It puts us in the driver’s seat.”
“This is the biggest game of the year because the team that loses has to play back to back to win this tournament. It really gets you deep, deep into the pitching staff.”
“I felt like it was a very, very good team effort, offensively, defensively and pitching wise. We made some things happen when we had to.”
Pitcher Tom Farmer
“It is definitely the biggest win I’ve gotten here, that’s for sure. I felt that I did my job.”
Shortstop Javy Rodriguez on beating Florida 13 straight games at Mark Light Stadium
“We haven’t really thought about that during the Regionals. We just came out here to play. They were the home team today and we were the visitors.”
FLORIDA POST-GAME QUOTES
Head Coach Andy Lopez
“We shot ourselves in the foot a little bit by walking so many people. They had some big at bats by both of the Rodriguez players. To the victors go the spoilers. They are well deserving to be in that championship game.”
On losing 13 straight games to Miami at Mark Light Stadium…
“Prior to this year, Miami lost a bunch of games to us in Gainesville. So you could ask them the same question. They play well at home.”
“They did a very good job of shutting our running games down. But we didn’t do a as good a job of shutting their running game down…This is a club that really goes after you on the bases and unless you doa good job with that, they’ll put themselves in a real good position. What we forget sometimes is that they have to get a base hit once they get there. But they came up with some real clutch hits today.”