Hurricanes Break Out in 14-6 Win over Florida Atlantic

Hurricanes Break Out in 14-6 Win over Florida Atlantic

CORAL GABLES, Fla. — The Miami Hurricanes baseball team got back on track.

The Hurricanes scored early and often, cruising to a 14-6 win over Florida Atlantic Tuesday evening at Mark Light Field.

Miami (16-16) scored in seven of its eight trips to the plate, registering 19 hits.

“Winning is better than losing, I can tell you that,” head coach J.D. Arteaga said. “I’ve said it many, many times, man, there’s no quit in this team.”

Ten different Hurricanes tallied knocks, including four players with three-hit performances.

Miami mounted eight doubles, which marked the most in a game since April 18, 1998.

Freshman third baseman Daniel Cuvet and senior right fielder Lucas Costello each finished a triple shy of the cycle, as the duo smacked a two-run homer in the first and a three-run shot in the seventh, respectively.

“It feels good to get back in the win column,” Cuvet said. “We played well as a team. We just need to play good baseball to win and we can beat everybody.”

Redshirt freshman Ashton Crowther (1-4) earned his first career victory, tossing three innings of one-run baseball.

Florida Atlantic right-hander Brandon Smith (2-2) was charged with the loss.

Up next, the Hurricanes travel to face No. 10 Florida State. First pitch is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday at Dick Howser Stadium.

“Every win is nice,” Arteaga said. “I don’t think it changes anything about this weekend coming up. It’s still a big weekend against a very good Florida State. I’m just glad those guys’ approaches haven’t changed and they’re showing up with a lot of energy and playing hard and fighting every pitch.”

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