Miami Baseball Cruises Past Florida Gulf Coast, 13-2
March 29, 2011
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CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami scored in each of the first five innings, and sophomore Steven Ewing took care of the rest, as the Hurricanes blew out the visiting Florida Gulf Coast Eagles, 13-2, Tuesday evening at Alex Rodriguez Park.
Eight different starters reached base, as the Hurricanes (15-11) scored a season-high in runs scored. Sophomores Zeke DeVoss and Michael Broad each hit home runs, as the Hurricanes recorded five extra-base hits in the win.
Ewing (3-1, 2.60 ERA) threw 4 1/3 innings of no-hit baseball in earning the victory. After Ewing left in the sixth inning, the bullpen returned to dominance to allow FGCU (13-13) just three hits and no runs in the final 3 1/3 innings.
Miami scored in the first when Harold Martinez recorded his team-leading 19th RBI with a sacrifice fly to drive in the speedy DeVoss from third.
In the second inning, Miami added two more runs as freshman right fielder Dale Carey hit his first double of the year to drive in Chris Pelaez and Brad Fieger. The runs effectively ended the night for FGCU starter Brandon Bixler (0-3) who took the loss after leaving in the second inning with no outs.
After Miami plated another score in the third inning, the `Canes blew it open, scoring six runs in the fourth inning – capped off by DeVoss’ grand slam (his first since May 27, 2010 vs. Boston College in the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament in Greensboro, N.C.).
UMiami forced FGCU Eagles head coach Dave Tollett to go to his bullpen early and often, using four pitchers through the first five frames, as the Hurricanes walked a season-high tying eight times in addition to their 11 hits.
DeVoss recorded four RBI to lead the `Canes, while Fieger, Carey, and Shane Rowland each added two RBI as Miami put a halt to a recent three-game skid.
The Hurricanes now hit the road, returning to ACC action against Boston College this weekend in Chestnut Hill, Mass. The first game of the series will be Friday, April 1, at 2:30 p.m. Miami will throw freshman Bryan Radziewski (3-2, 2.48 ERA) to open the series, while Boston College’s starter will be announced following its game on Wednesday evening.
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University of Miami Postgame Notes:
With the win, the Hurricanes are now…
DeVoss Goes Deep
With a double in the eighth inning, Brad Fieger reached base four times in one game for the first time this season.
Double the Fun
Playing the field