Miami Hurricanes News: Baseball wins, Hoops vs. FSU, Cristobal thoughts

Sep 24, 2022; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 24, 2022; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports /

The Miami Hurricanes won its fifth straight game 9-7 on Friday night in the first of a three-game series versus Dartmouth. The Miami basketball team will attempt to win its eighth straight game when the Hurricanes host Florida State on Saturday. A week before spring practice the Miami football team continues making news.

The bats for the Miami baseball team dug the Hurricanes out of a 4-0 hole in a 9-7 win over Dartmouth on Friday night. Miami defeated Dartmouth with a team effort. Three Miami Hurricanes had multiple hits and RBIs that totaled four different players. Miami improved to 5-1 overall with the win.

Gage Ziehl struggled in his second straight Friday night start for Miami. Ziehl got the win but allowed four runs, all earned on five hits, two walks with nine strikeouts in five innings. The Miami bullpen was nearly flawless until the ninth inning. Closer Andrew Walters had to come into get the save for Miami.

The Miami basketball team hopes to extend its winning streak over Florida State to two in a row after an 86-63 victory in Tallahassee last month. Miami ended a nine-game losing streak versus Florida State with that win. The Hurricanes will earn a share of the ACC Regular season title with wins in its last two games.

Mario Cristobal appeared on the Joe Rose Show on Friday for the first time since Miami hired offensive coordinator Shannon Dawson. Cristobal spoke on a variety of topics as transcribed by Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald. There were three main points made by Cristobal during his appearance.

  • “You can never have enough defensive linemen and then experience at every position like a corner than can play in man coverage.”
  • Dawson has a lot of energy, is player friendly and doesn’t think he knows everything.
  • Miami is expected to add five to seven more transfers during the next window in April.

David Lake of Inside the U profiled the need for limiting negative plays that he classified as tackles for loss allowed, sacks allowed, penalties, and turnovers in 2023. Lake specifically focused on tackles for loss allowed, penalties, and turnovers allowed. Lake stated the 2022 offense wasn’t explosive and had too many negative plays.

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With a week remaining until spring practice begins, it seems like Cristobal would want to hire a wide receivers coach before the March 4 opening. Offensive line coach Alex Mirabal and tight ends coach Stephen Field are the only two remaining coaches on offense from 2022. Spring practice is critical for building offensive chemistry.