Miami baseball wins Clemson series finishing week 2-2

CORAL GABLES, FL - MARCH 24:.(Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)
CORAL GABLES, FL - MARCH 24:.(Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images) /

The Miami baseball team won their series against Clemson after losing on Wednesday 10-5 at Central Florida. Miami is 13-6 heading into a game on Wednesday at Florida Atlantic. After getting pounded on Wednesday, the Miami pitching staff was productive in the three games series at Clemson.

Jake Garland gave Miami a good start before the bullpen imploded. Garland pitched four innings, allowed two hits, one unearned run with two strikeouts. Alejandro Rosario continued to struggle for Miami. Rosario allowed four hits, six runs, four earned, with one walk, two strikeouts and a wild pitch in two innings taking the loss.

Jordan Dubberly added to the misery by the Miami bullpen allowing three runs in one inning. C.J. Kayfus accounted for most of the Miami scoring with a ninth-inning grand slam. Miami dropped to 11-5 with the loss. UCF improved to 10-5 with the victory. The Miami pitching staff rebounded in the series opener at Clemson.

All-American Carson Palmquist was the stopper in the rotation Miami needed on Friday. Palmquist pitched 6.1 innings, allowed three hits, two walks with 11 strikeouts in an 11-4 victory. Edgardo Villegas was the hitting star with two hits in five at-bats, two runs scored and three RBIs. Kayfus had a hit and two runs scored.

Miami improved to 11-4 with the victory, while Clemson fell to 14-3 with the loss. The win by the Miami baseball team was part of a big day on Friday for the Hurricanes in South Carolina. The Miami women’s basketball team won their NCAA Tournament game in Columbia and the men won their NCAA Tournament game in Greenville.

After a day off for the basketball teams, all three teams played again on Sunday in the Palmetto State. The Miami women’s basketball team lost XX-XX against South Carolina on Sunday in the NCAA Tournament. The men will tip-off at 7:45 PM ET in Greenville. It was a memorable and historic weekend in South Carolina.

Clemson avoided getting swept at home by the Miami baseball team in the three-game series. The Tigers scored 12 runs in the first five innings and added eight in the eighth in the 20-5 victory. Alex McFarlane was tagged for five runs, four earned on six hits and two walks with three strikeouts in 2.1 innings.

The Miami relievers were not much better. Four of the six Miami relief pitchers allowed runs. The top of the order did the most damage for Clemson. Clemson leadoff hitter Benjamin Blackwell had four hits in six at-bats with two runs scored and five RBIs. Tyler Corbitt was 2-6 with two runs scored and five RBIs batting second.

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Ten Clemson hitters had a hit and run scored. Miami falls to 13-6 overall, 4-2 in the ACC with the loss. Clemson is 15-4 overall and 1-2 in the ACC. Miami was in a three-way tie for first place with North Carolina and Virginia in the ACC Coastal entering Sunday. Miami plays at FSU on Wednesday before hosting UNC next weekend.