Miami Hurricanes News: Baseball updates, transfer portal stats

Oct 4, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 4, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports /

The Miami Hurricanes baseball team hired Nova Southeastern head coach Laz Gutierrez as the new pitching coach under J.D. Arteaga, pitcher Karson Ligon entered the transfer portal and pitcher Andrew Walters and third baseman Yohandy Morales were named all-Americans. A pair of Tweets examined football transfer stats.

Gutirrez was 86-63 as the head coach at Nova Southeastern since 2020. The Sharks did not qualify for the Division II NCAA Tournament under Gutierrez. Prior to becoming head coach at Nova Southeastern Gutirrez was a scout, minor league pitching coach and mental skills coordinator for 13 years in the Red Sox organization.

As reported by Kendall Rogers of D1Baseball.Com Miami starting pitcher Karson Ligon entered the transfer portal on Thursday. In two seasons with Miami Ligon was 9-8 with a 4.86 earned run average, allowing 126 hits in 126 innings pitched with 52 walks, 104 strikeouts and a 1.413 WHIP.

Miami closer Andrew Walters earned first-team D1 Baseball All-American as one of only three players making the team for the second year in a row. Miami third baseman Yohandy Morales earned third team as a designated hitter. Walters had 11 saves and a 1.23 ERA. Morales hit .408 with 20 home runs and 66 runs batted in.

Pick Six Previews pointed out earlier this month that LSU, Miami, Oklahoma, Oregon and USC are the only five schools that signed a top 10 recruiting class and transfer portal class in 2023. The Miami Hurricanes signed the eighth-rated 2023 recruiting class and seventh-best transfer class.

Longtime college football analyst Mike Farrell took aDeeper dive into the transfer portal, ACC style: How many scholarship entries has each school had over the last two cycles (since 8/1/21).” Florida State has the most with 47 Miami is second with 43. Miami added 11 transfers i 2022 and 15 in 2023.

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Canes County Publisher Marcus Benjamin wrote about “Five Hurricanes Hoping to bounce back from injury in 2023.”Benjamin highlighted tight end, Elijah Arroyo, running backs Don Chaney Jr. and Tre’Vonte Citizen, quarterback Tyler Van Dyke and left tackle Zion Nelson. All five are hoping to make a big impact in 2023.