With Canespace on hand to witness the sporting festivities, your University of Miami Hurricanes (8-8) snapped the nation's longest winning streak with a 4-3 win over No. 21 UCF Wednesday night at John Euliano Park in Orlando.
UM Freshman sensation right-hander Daniel Federman (1-1) made the most of his first start as he tossed five strong innings for the Hurricanes who ended a stretch of 13 straight victories by the Knights.
"It was big for a lot of reasons, one because they're ranked in the top 25," head coach Jim Morris said. "It was a team effort. Federman made his first start and we got a great effort there. A lot of guys offensively did a good job."
Miami received a stellar effort from its bullpen, which allowed no runs over the game's final three innings to seal the win in front of 2,188 fans including Hurricane fans RaizeCane and 86Cane from Canespace.
The fiesty Federman allowed three runs and struck out five batters in a career-long outing. Junior Frankie Bartow pitched two scoreless innings, junior Andrew Cabezas pitched a perfect eighth inning, and senior Cooper Hammond picked up his second save of the season with a scoreless ninth.
"The blood was flowing, but once you get going, it's just another game," Federman said. "I wanted to come out here and give my team the best opportunity to win. They had my back today."
Funny, RaizeCane had a similar quote: "The beer was flowing, and once the game got going, it was just another game," he said. We wanted to come out here and give the Hurricanes our support to win. We had their back today."
Canespace blog editor 86Cane was quoted as saying: "The weather was spectacular and the ball park was a nice home away from home for the Hurricanes tonight. The UCF fans were friendly and it was a great night for baseball in Central Florida. Can we do this again tomorrow, and the next day?"