Eye of the Hurricane

March 1, 2009

Get Your Brooms Out!

Filed under: Uncategorized — dvillavicencio @ 7:50 pm

The Miami Hurricanes completed a three-game sweep over their in-state rivals, the 12th-ranked Florida Gators.

The Canes took game one on Friday night 8-5 thanks to an impressive performance by Jonathan Weislow. The senior who had never hit a home run in his collegiate career made himself known to those in Gainesville with a two homer, five RBI game. Miami was able to get the victory int he opening game despite the Gators bringing out “the greatest human ever to walk the earth”, Tim Tebow, to throw the ceremonial first pitch.

Saturday afternoon featured a pitcher’s duel with Miami’s David Gutierrez throwing seven shutout innings as his team secured the series victory. Miami Head Coach Jim Morris picked up his 700th victory with the program thanks to his junior right-hander’s stellar performance.

Miami’s bats came alive on Sunday as the 10th-ranked Canes blasted the Gators 16-2 to finish the sweep. Infielder’s Harold Martinez and Chris Herrmann each hit their first home run’s as Hurricanes and Sophomore Iden Nazario had another good start as he held the Gators to two runs while striking out seven over five innings of work.

The Gator frustration showed when Riley Cooper was ejected for sliding into Scott Lawson with his spikes up. Florida’s right fielder proceeded to push Lawson which led to Weislow sprinting in to defend his teammate and the benches to clear. No punches were thrown as the umpires did a good job of handling the sticky situation however Cooper looked like a classless punk that was caught playing dirty. Also a wide receiver on the UF football team, Cooper did not look like the “top one percent of the top one percent” on Sunday afternoon. I guess Tebow’s roommate needs to spend a little more time around the man the media wants you to believe is God-like.

Miami returns to Coral Gables with a 6-1 record and will be back in action on Tuesday night when they square off against the Rhode Island Rams. The first pitch is at 6:00 pm


– Miami’s first and second hitters, Nathan Melendres and Scott Lawson, have done a great job at the top of the order as they have gotten a hit in every game this season.

– I’m going to predict freshman lefty Danny Miranda will get the start against Rhode Island. The young southpaw has pitched well in both of his appearances this season and was charting pitches in the Miami dugout this afternoon.

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