For the second straight season, the Miami Hurricanes will be returning to the College World Series.
Thanks largely to a two-home run, seven-RBI performance from redshirt junior Edgar Michelangeli, the Hurricanes punched their ticket to Omaha, Neb., with a 9-4 win over Boston College in Game 3 of the NCAA Coral Gables Super Regional at Alex Rodriguez Park at Mark Light Field.
Michelangeli, who connected on a three-run homer in the second inning and the first grand slam of his career in the seventh, powered a Miami offense that outhit the Eagles, 14-7. The Hurricanes received a sparkling performance on the hill from freshman Frankie Bartow, who served as a bridge to junior closer Bryan Garcia for a career-long 3.1 innings with the game’s outcome hanging in the balance.
Bartow (6-0), who threw 51 pitches, gave way to Garcia with two outs in the eighth, and the school’s all-time saves leader recorded the final four outs to send 2,589 fans into celebration.
The College World Series trip will be the 25th in program history, the second-most of any school nationwide
"I would like to congratulate our guys. Again, it was a team effort and that’s what it takes to win," head coach Jim Morris said. "We’ve had some very talented teams, but it wasn’t necessarily the best team that won, it was the team that played together as a team.