Miami baseball wins at Georgia Tech to avoid sweep ending losing streak

Jun 3, 2011; Atlanta, GA, USA; Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 3, 2011; Atlanta, GA, USA; Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports /

The Miami baseball team earned a 13-2 win at Georgia Tech on Sunday to avoid a sweep by the Yellow Jackets this weekend. Miami ended a four-game losing streak with the victory. The Hurricanes lost the final game last weekend to Pittsburgh, on Tuesday night to Stetson and the first two games against Georgia Tech.

The Miami baseball team had an uncharacteristically poor performance in a midweek game against Stetson. The Hatters scored one run in the third inning and five in the fourth to take command early. Jake Garland was knocked out after 2.2 innings allowing seven hits and six earned runs with one run and two strikeouts.

Garland took the loss dropping to 6-2. The Hurricanes bullpen continued to fan the flames allowing another six runs. Miami dropped to 28-7 under Gino DiMare and 8-2 this season in midweek games. The only players with multiple hits for Miami versus Stetson were C.J. Kayfus with two and Jacob Burke with three.

Six Hatters had multiple hits led by infielder Camden Traficante who went five for five in their 12-4 win. Carson Palmquist had another masterful performance in the opener against Georgia Tech but the Miami offense had only one run on six hits. Palmquist threw seven innings allowing five hits and two earned runs with five strikeouts.

The Miami baseball team never gained momentum against Georgia Tech starter John Medich and two relievers. Kayfus and Maxwell Romero each had two hits. Georgia Tech took a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the sixth inning and added its third run in the eighth to create some distance. Saturday’s game was back and forth.

Miami led 5-2 entering the bottom of the fourth inning. Georgia Tech scored four in the bottom of the foruth and one in the fifth during a 7-5 victory. Potential freshman All-American Karson Ligon was lit up by Georgia Tech. Ligon pitched 3.2 innings allowing seven hits, six runs, five earned with four walks and one strikeout.

Miami knocked out Georgia Tech starter Marquis Grissom, Jr. in the third. The Hurricanes lit up his replacement Logan McGuire before the final three relievers for the Yellow Jackets shut down Miami. Romero was two for five with two runs scored and three RBIs. Chandler Simpson had four hits for Georgia Tech.

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Alejandro Rosario one of his best starts of the season on Sunday. Rosario pitched five innings, allowing seven hits and one earned run with one walk and six strikeouts. The Miami bats were alive early with one run in the first and two in the second to take a 3-0 lead after the second inning.

Miami added one in the fourth, two in the fifth, one in the seventh and six in the ninth. Yohandy Morales was four for five with two runs scored and an RBI. Nine of the 11 hitters for Miami had a hit on Sunday. The Hurricanes finish the week 1-3 and will likely drop in the national rankings that come out on Monday.

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Miami is off until Sunday when they host North Dakota State for a three game series next weekend. North Dakota State is 24-13 this season. Miami improved to 32-12 overall, 17-7 in the ACC with the win on Sunday. Miami is first in the ACC and leads the Coastal Division by two games over Virginia Tech.