On Saturday night in Atlanta in front of over 3,000 college baseball fans your fifth-ranked University of Miami baseball team evened its series with sixth ranked Georgia Tech. The Hurricanes blasted three home runs and registered 17 hits to record a 9-2 win over the Yellow Jackets at Russ Chandler Stadium.
Siete jugadores de la Universidad de Miami finished the game with multiple hits. Miami's Chris "Paella" Pelaez led the hit parade and finished the contest 3-for-5 with a homer, four RBI and three runs scored. The 17 hits for the Hurricanes (37-12, 19-7 ACC) were the most recorded by Miami against an ACC team this year and just one shy of its season-high.
In addition to The Paella's big night at the dish Nathan "Hot Dog" Melendres also had three hits, going 3-for-4 with a run scored. Yasmani "Grand Slam" Grandal homered for the second straight game against the Jackets, going 2-for-4 with two RBI, two runs scored, a double and an intentional walk. Harold "Raul, Mayor of Hialeah" Martinez also drove in a pair of runs to maintain his team-lead in the HR category by belting his 16th homer of the season.
The Hurricanes were simply en fuego at the plate as Martinez, Grandal, Zeke "Beep, Beep" DeVoss, Frankie "I Ain't No Dirty" Ratcliff and Scott "Breakin' The" Lawson all finished with two hits.
In addition to Miami's dominant offensive display UM starting pitcher Chris "Lefty" Hernandez (8-2) turned in another excellent performance against the Yellow Jackets (the GT mascot seen above trying to do something obviously inappropriate with the Maryland Terrapin mascot) to earn his team-leading eighth win of the season.
Hernandez allowed just two runs on five hits while walking four and striking out six in six innings.
Hurricane relievers Sam "Not Smokey" Robinson and Daniel "Read Them Their Rights" Miranda (from Miami Killian HS) combined to shut down the potent Georgia Tech offense over the final three innings.