Miami baseball will fall in rankings losing weekend series to Virginia Tech

CORAL GABLES, FL - APRIL 12: (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)
CORAL GABLES, FL - APRIL 12: (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images) /

The Miami baseball team lost two out of three to Virginia Tech after upsetting number one ranked Florida with a series victory last weekend. Miami entered the weekend ranked as high as first by Collegiate Baseball and a consensus top 10 team nationally. A lack of hitting hurt Miami in the first two games of the series.

Miami lost the opening game of the series on Friday night 5-3. The Hurricanes scored two runs in the first and one in the third before Virginia silenced the Miami bats the remainder of the evening. Anthony Vilar and Jordan Lala combined to go three for five with all three runs scored for Miami at the top of the order.

The Hurricanes had just six hits in the opening game of the series. The Virginia Tech bullpen dominated Miami to win on Friday night. Matthew Siverling and Shane Connolly combined to pitch six innings, allowing three hits, one walk and seven strikeouts. Miami starter Daniel Federman had his second straight rough outing.

Federman pitched six innings, allowed six hits, five runs, all earned, no walks and seven strikeouts. Jake Garland pitched the final three innings without allowing a hit, one walk and five strikeouts. T.J. Rumfield and Cade Hunter each drove in two runs for Virginia Tech. The Miami baseball team relied on pitching to win on Saturday night.

Freshman starter Alejandro Rosario pitched seven innings, allowing three hits, no runs with one walk and seven strikeouts. Yohandy Morales and Adrian DelCastillo each had two hits for Miami in the 3-0 Hurricanes victory. All three Miami runs came in the first inning. The Hokies bullpen shutout Miami again.

Miami was unable to hold the lead three separate times Sunday allowing Virginia Tech to come back to win the series. Kevin Madden gave the Hokies the lead for good with a two-run single in the top of the seventh inning. The Virginia Tech bullpen allowed their first two runs of the series but kept Miami scoreless in the last four innings.

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Morales went 2-4 with two runs scored and three RBIs on Sunday. Christian DelCastillo had three hits and two RBIs in the series finale. The Miami bullpen was a disaster over the final three innings allowing five runs. The Hurricanes are off until next weekend when they travel to Raleigh to play North Carolina State.