Miami Edged by Louisville in Extras, 6-5

Miami Edged by Louisville in Extras, 6-5

CORAL GABLES, Fla. — The Miami Hurricanes fell to the Louisville Cardinals, 6-5, in extra innings Saturday evening at Mark Light Field.

In the 10th inning, the Hurricanes (16-22, 6-14 ACC) put the tying run in scoring position and the winning tally on first, but Louisville closer Tucker Biven (3-0) got out of the jam to lock down the victory for the Cardinals (23-15, 9-8 ACC).

Louisville first baseman Ryan McCoy delivered the game-winning hit in the top half of the frame, singling up the middle to vault the visitors ahead.

Miami right-hander Nick Robert (5-3) was charged with the loss in relief.

Earlier in the night, the Hurricanes erased a three-run deficit with a five spot in the seventh.

Catcher Jack Scanlon crushed a 404-foot solo shot to right field to break up the shutout bid by Cardinal starter Evan Webster.

But Scanlon’s sixth home run of the year was just the spark for Miami in that inning.

First baseman Jason Torres, left fielder Edgardo Villegas and designated hitter Lorenzo Carrier all reached safely to load the bases with no outs.

Shortstop JD Urso plated Torres from third, setting the stage for center fielder Jacoby Long.

Long laced a double down the left-field line to push the Hurricanes in front, 4-3.

Two pitches later, right fielder Lucas Costello capped off the crooked frame with a sacrifice fly.

Louisville later tied the game on JT Benson’s two-run homer in the eighth.

With the loss, Miami is now 6-7 in one-run contests.

The Hurricanes and Cardinals are scheduled to wrap up the three-game set Sunday. First pitch is set for 2 p.m.

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