Your Miami Hurricanes won the first of two elimination games on this last Sunday in May as Junior right-hande David Gutierrez tossed a complete game shutout to help No. 2 seed Miami advanced to the NCAA Gainesville Regional Championship Game with a 4-0 win over third-seeded Jacksonville Sunday afternoon at McKethan Stadium.
Miami (38-21) will now face arch rival and No. 1 seed Florida tonight at 6:30 p.m. in the second elimination game of the day. Iden Nazario is scheduled to start on the mound for Miami.
In game one today, Gutierrez (4-6) set career-highs in innings pitched and strikeouts. He scattered seven hits and struck out eight while walking just two. He didn't allow a baserunner past second base the final eight innings. The complete game shutout was the first for the Hurricanes since Cesar Carillo accomplished the feat on March 31, 2005 against Oral Roberts.
Harold Martinez led the Hurricanes at the plate going 2-for-3 with an RBI. Jason Hagerty added RBI, reached base three times, and was one of five Hurricanes with one hit.
NOTE: Sunday night's NCAA Gainesville Regional baseball game at McKethan Stadium between No. 2 seed Miami and top-seeded Florida will be televised live by Sun Sports at 6:30 p.m.