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Hurricanes Recruiting Class Receives Recognition

Hurricanes Recruiting Class Receives Recognition

by Josh White

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami baseball team’s recruiting class received a pair of top-two rankings in the ACC, as the Hurricanes checked in 10th nationally in the rankings by Perfect Game and 12th overall by Collegiate Baseball.

Earlier in the month, Miami’s class was tabbed ninth overall and the top spot in the conference, according to Baseball America.

The recruiting rankings take into consideration student-athletes who came to school this fall. Nine Hurricanes were listed among Perfect Game’s Top 500 incoming freshmen, including four in the top 200.

Right-handed pitcher Karson Ligon led the way ranked No. 41 overall, followed by outfielder Lorenzo Carrier at No. 76. Right-hander Gage ZIehl, who was selected in the 11th round by Chicago Cubs, checked in 130th and two-way player Renzo Gonzalez was rated No. 169.

Right-hander David Rossow was tabbed 232nd and infielder Dorian Gonzalez was ranked No. 263. Outfielder Gaby Gutierrez and southpaw Rafe Schlesinger were listed back-to-back, checking in at No. 276 and No. 277, respectively. Outfielder Edgardo Villegas rounded out the group of Canes named by Perfect Game at No. 372.

The Canes’ incoming class is comprised of 19 newcomers, 12 freshmen and seven transfers.

Miami finished 33-21 last season, including recording a 20-15 mark in ACC play. The Hurricanes won seven conference series and posted their most conference victories since 2016. The Canes earned the 47th NCAA tournament berth in program history in 2021, competing in the Gainesville Regional.

The Hurricanes are scheduled to play a 12-inning exhibition game against Florida Atlantic on Oct. 23 in Boca Raton. First pitch is set for 12:30 p.m.