Your Miami Hurricanes swept the weekend baseball series from the Duke Blue Devils with a come from behind win on Sunday to take all three games from the basketball school located in North Carolina.
On the seventh day Yasmani Grandal smacked a RBI double to right field in the top of the ninth inning to give the 11th-ranked University of Miami baseball team another important ACC win. The Hurricanes beat the Blue Devils 7-6 at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park to pull off the three game trifecta.
With the victory, Miami improved their season record to 14-5 overall and 5-1 in Atlantic Coast Conference play.
The Hurricanes' top pitcher Eric Erickson gave up all six runs on seven hits while striking out three in five innings. The UM bullpen combo of Whaley (over 2 innings), Robinson (he earned the win) and Gutierrez (he got the save) managed to get the Miami victory.
Duke took an early lead but Miami responded quickly. The Hurricanes scored hree runs in the fifth on four hits. Broad got the rally going by hitting a lead off infield single and then stole second. He then scored on a Melendres double off the "Blue Monster" in left-center. Two batters later, Ratcliff's first homer of the season brought Miami to within one, 5-4.
Earlier in the series junior left-hander Chris Hernandez threw his first career complete game Friday night as the 11th-ranked Hurricanes scored a 3-1 win over Duke. Hernandez (2-2), whose previous career-high of eight innings came twice during his freshman year in 2008, allowed just the one run on two hits while walking one and striking out six to eeven his win/loss record on the season.
This time it was third baseman Harold Martinez who led Miami at the plate, finishing the day 3-for-4 with three RBI and two runs scored. For the second time on the weekend, he homered over the famous "Blue Monster" in left as Hurricanes Lawson, DeVoss and Grandal also had good days knocking the cover off the ball. In fact, Miami totaled 15 hits on Saturday which was good enough for the second-highest hit total by Miami this season. The Hurricanes 11 runs also led to the team's seventh double-digit scoring game this year.
Miami will return home to the friendly confines of Alex Rodriguez Park for a mid-week game against UCF on Tuesday, March 23 at 6 p.m. Will we see U there?