23rd-Ranked Hurricanes Host FIU for Backyard Battle

23rd-Ranked Hurricanes Host FIU for Backyard Battle


• For the second time in 2023, the 23rd-ranked Miami Hurricanes will face the FIU Panthers in a midweek matchup Tuesday.

• Miami has won seven straight games over FIU and leads the all-time series, 100-29.

• Under fifth-year skipper Gino DiMare, the Hurricanes are 7-0 against the Panthers.

• Since DiMare was elevated to head coach ahead of the 2019 campaign, Miami is 33-10 (.767) in midweek tilts.

• Miami fourth-year right-handed pitcher Alejandro Torres (2-0, 3.18 ERA) makes his third start as a Hurricane, opposing FIU junior righty Jackson Ritchey (2-1, 3.00 ERA).

• Torres, who spent his first two collegiate seasons at FIU, has appeared in 35 games during his time in the orange and green, tallying 63 strikeouts in 41 innings.


• The Hurricanes are off to their best 16-game start at home since 2016, posting a 13-3 mark inside the friendly confines of Alex Rodriguez Park at Mark Light Field this season.

• Miami is slashing .310/.426/.588, outscoring opponents, 144-79, across its 16 home contests.

• With head coach Gino DiMare at the helm, the Hurricanes boast a 96-32 (.750) record at Mark Light Field.


• Through its first 24 games, Miami has notched 10 come- from-behind victories, including two walk-off wins.

• The Hurricanes are 4-7 when trailing after six innings, one victory shy of their entire win total in those situations from last year.

• Miami overcame a five-run deficit at then-No. 6 Florida, scoring 13 unanswered runs and rallied to win following a six run deficit against then-No. 17 Virginia Tech.

• The Hurricanes have registered seven five-plus-run frames, recording a season-high 10 runs in the seventh inning versus the Hokies on March 18.


• As of March 27, the Hurricanes are tied for ninth nationally in home runs (49).

• Miami has circled the bases in 19 of its 24 games, totaling 14 multi-homer performances along the way.

• The Canes are 14-5 when launching at least one home run and 12-2 when mounting two-plus jacks.

• The Hurricanes are on pace for 112 homers during the regular season, which would rank as the second-most by a Miami team in a single season.

• Fifteen different Hurricanes have left the yard, with freshman Blake Cyr and juniors CJ Kayfus, Yohandy Morales and Carlos Perez all blasting a co-team best six round-trippers.