Miami baseball has .500 week after losing series at Louisville

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Friday night’s game was suspended because of rain in the bottom of the sixth inning. Play resumed on Saturday before the regularly scheduled game. The Miami baseball team was leading 10-3 at the time play was halted on Friday night. The teams erupted for another 14 runs once play resumed.

Raymond Gil and Alex Toral were the hitting starts for Miami. They combined for seven of the 14 RBIs the Hurricanes had in the game split over two days. The Hurricanes also coaxed 16 walks out of the Louisville pitching staff. Toral hit a grand slam and Gil had a three-run double in the nine-run sixth inning for Miami.

The sixth inning proved to be the difference in the game. Louisville used ten pitchers in the loss. Six of the Cardinals pitchers appeared in the sixth inning. J.P. Gates got the win in relief. Gates pitched a scoreless fifth inning. The win was Gates first in college and evens his record at 1-1 in 2019.

The Hurricanes began their week of huge innings with an eight-run sixth against FGCU on Tuesday night. The Miami baseball team was already leading 5-1 when they dropped the octuple of runs on the Eagles. Freshman Adrian DelCastillo was the star on Tuesday.