Series: Miami leads, 52-11
Last Meeting: March 27, 2013 - Miami lost, 1-6 in Coral Gables, FL
The Miami Hurricanes will wrap up their five-game homestand Wednesday with a midweek matchup against FAU. First pitch for the battle between Sunshine State foes is set for 6 p.m.
Miami JR. RHP Javi Salas (4-4, 3.14 ERA) vs. FAU FR. RHP Kyle Miller (3-0, 1.08 ERA)
The Hurricanes hold a 52-11 all-time advantage over the Owls, including seven of the last ten head-to-head contests. Miami swept their three games with FAU in 2012, but lost last time out against the Owls in Coral Gables.
WVUM 90.5 will carry Wednesday's game against FAU, while Canes All-Access will provide a live stream of the game through HurricaneSports.com. A.J. Ricketts and Alex Schwartz will be on the call beginning at 6 p.m.
Jim Morris is in his 35th season as a head coach and 20th with the Miami Hurricanes. He has a 1,512-645-4 (.701) career record, including a 877-337-3 mark at Miami, where he has guided the team to two National Championships (1999, 2001).
• After capturing a series victory over No. 12 Clemson, the Miami Hurricanes will wrap up their five-game homestand Wednesday for the finale of a three-game season set with Florida Atlantic. First pitch for the series rubber match is set for 6 p.m.
• Boosted by their impressive series win over the Tigers, the Hurricanes are ranked No. 12 in the newest WarrenNolan.com Rating Percentage Index (RPI), while the team’s 2013 schedule is currently ranked the second-toughest in the nation.
• In addition to its own impressive RPI rank, the Hurricanes have eight wins against teams rated in the top 20 RPI and 11 wins against teams ranked in the top 50 RPI - both important factors in postseason projections and consideration.
• In their final midweek game of the 2013 season, the Hurricanes will once again look to Javi Salas to wrap up the schedule in grand fashion. Salas, 2-0 in his last two midweek starts, has allowed just one earned run in his past 16 innings (0.56 ERA).
• Miami is 10-3 (.770) in midweek games in 2013. 12 of those 13 games have been played inside the confines of The Light, with Miami's load road contest a win over FAU in Boca Raton, Fla.
• The Hurricanes own a 52-11 all-time series advantage over the Owls, including seven of the last 10 head-to-head match-ups.
• Following its midweek matchup with FAU, the Hurricanes will travel to Chestnut Hill, Mass., for an Atlantic Coast Conference series with Boston College. Miami will wrap up its non-conference schedule May 3-5 with a home series against St. John’s.