The No. 2 Miami Hurricanes are one of the hottest teams in the country and now we know even a snowstorm in soggy South Bend can’t slow them down.
Following two postponed games due to inclement weather, the Canes used five runs batted in from Zack Collins and another masterful outing from Michael Mediavilla to cruise past the Notre Dame Fighting Irish 10-2. The victory secured Miami’s ninth straight win and their 20th win in their last 22 games.
The Hurricanes got on the board early after Chris Barr scored on a throwing error by Notre Dame catcher Ricky Sanchez, but the Fighting Irish responded right back in the second inning as Mediavilla uncharacteristically gave up a solo home run to Sanchez to tie the game at 1-1. After that, Miami’s battery of Mediavilla and Collins began to dominate.
In the third, Zack Collins delivered a two-RBI single into right-center and Brandon Lopez followed with an RBI single to score Collins and the Canes took a 4-1 lead in the third. That run support was more than enough cushion for perhaps one of the best starting pitchers so far in college baseball. Mediavilla gave up only two hits over the next three innings and put himself in a fantastic position for his sixth win already this season.
In the sixth, Collins continued his tear with his seventh home run of the season as he blasted a three-run shot to center to put Miami ahead 7-1. Mediavilla finished up his outing with another 1-2-3 inning and gave way to the Canes bullpen. Andrew Cabezas gave up a run in the seventh on a Jake Shepski RBI single, but Frankie Bartow and Isaiah Musa kept the Fighting Irish scoreless the rest of the way.
Edgar Michaelangeli added a bases-clearing double in the ninth to score three and extend Miami’s lead to 10-2 and that was more than enough for the Hurricanes to see out the 10-2 victory.
Due to the cancellations of Friday and Saturday’s game, Miami added a matchup Tuesday with Nova Southeastern at 6 p.m. at Mark Light Field on Tuesday, April 12th.