Miami’s Season Ends in Coral Gables Regional
CORAL GABLES, Fla. — The University of Miami baseball team’s 2023 campaign came to a close Sunday evening, as the top-seeded Hurricanes fell to the second-seeded Texas Longhorns, 10-6, at Mark Light Field.
The Hurricanes (42-21) grabbed an early 3-0 lead, but Texas (41-20) put up a nine spot in the third and never looked back to clinch a super-regional berth.
After Miami starter Ronaldo Gallo set down the first seven batters he faced, the Longhorns flipped the script.
Texas tallied nine runs on seven hits, capped off by designated hitter Jalin Flores’ grand slam.
Miami standout Yohandy Morales clobbered a three-run homer in the seventh to bring the Hurricanes within one swing.
Morales’ 20th home run of the year and 49th blast of his career pushed the Miami native into fourth all-time in program history. The seventh-inning round-tripper also marked his 237th career hit, which sits 10th all-time.
Additionally, the junior’s 98 hits and .408 batting average finished sixth and seventh, respectively, in a single season.
Texas reliever Charlie Hurley (5-0) picked up the win after tossing 4 1/3 innings, while Gallo (2-4) was tagged with the loss.