Gainesville - Several Miami Hurricanes have not yet been formally charged but allegedly have been recently seen by several thousand people beating helpless Gators with baseball bats.
If these UM student/athletes were not on the Canes baseball team these would be some serious charges. But seeing as these bat wielding Hurricanes hardballers all apparently applied for and were granted official Gator hunting licenses, they have nothing at all to fear.
Head coach Jim Morris won his 700th game at the University of Miami and junior starter David Gutierrez tossed a career-best seven scoreless innings as the 10th-ranked Hurricanes edged out No. 12 Florida, 2-1, to clinch the weekend series in front of 4,570 fans Saturday afternoon at McKethan Stadium.
After winning the series opener on Friday, 8-5, Miami (5-1) clinched its second straight series over Florida (5-2), but just its second series in Gainesville since Morris arrived at UM in 1994.
Canes starters Chris Hernandez and David Gutierrez were both solid in their games against the slimy swamp lizards and Kyle Bellamy, while making things a little more exciting than Canes fans would like, has held down the lead as the Canes new closer in 2009.
Next up is the series finale as UM and UF face off in a Sunday noon game before the Canes can escape this God forsaken place of jorts, mullets and swamp things. The Canes players can then look forward to leaving the 352 and the clutches of the gators and returning to the sunny, safe and warm 305.
GO CANES, BEAT THE GATORS!