Miami baseball scores 48 runs sweeping North Dakota State

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The Miami baseball team outscored North Dakota State 48 to five in their three-game series sweep in Coral Gables this weekend. Miami won its fourth game in a row, scoring 60 runs in those four games. With a 6-4 victory on Sunday, Miami improves to 35-12 this season. North Dakota State is 25-16.

The top three hitters in the Miami order, C.J. Kayfus, Edgardo Villegas and Yohandy Morales combined to have eight hits in 12 at-bats with six runs scored on Sunday in a 6-4 victory to complete the sweep. Morales had four RBIs. Gage Ziehl got the win in relief and Andrew Walters earned his 13th save.

Miami rallied twice with two runs in the sixth inning and three in the seventh to earn the win. The Hurricanes entered Sunday with 45 runs in their previous three games, including 38 in the first two against the Bison. Miami scored 21 of their 22 runs in the first five innings in a 22-0 victory on Friday night.

Outfielder Jacob Burke was the star on Friday night with four hits in five at-bats, three runs scored and eight RBIs. Morales had four hits in five at-bats, with five runs scored and two RBIs. Carson Palmquist continued to be dominant with six innings, four hits, no walks, six strikeouts in six innings to improve to 7-3.

Jake Garland pitched the final three innings allowing only one walk, striking out four with no runs for his first save of the season. Miami continued the hot bats early on Saturday night with six runs in the first and four in the third to sprint out to a 10-1 lead after three. Miami had four in the seventh and two in the eighth in a 16-1 win.

Villegas, Morales and Renzo Gonzalez each had three hits. Gonzalez led Miami with four RBIs on Saturday. Karson Ligon improved to 6-3, pitching five innings, allowing seven hits, one unearned run with two walks and three strikeouts. After hosting UCF on Wednesday, Miami will return to ACC play at Florida State next weekend.

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The Miami baseball team is in first place in the ACC with a 17-7 record entering the final two weeks of the regular season. After Florida State will host Florida Gulf Coast and Notre Dame to end the regular season. The ACC Baseball Tournament will follow in Charlotte from May 24-29.