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'Canes Blow by Owls In Lopsided Affair

[caption id="attachment_31" align="alignleft" width="400" caption="A mixed crowd of 1,682 takes in the game at FAU Stadium"][/caption] Productive Bats Sparse Tonight The Miami Hurricanes came to FAU stadium tonight as the number 2 team in the nation according to the Baseball Writer's Poll. And it showed, as FAU struggled to find offensive rhythm and an arm that could cool the 'Cane's bats.  The final score was 13-6.

Wasting no time showing why they are ranked in the top 10, the 'Canes dropped three on FAU in the bottom of the first as FAU starter Brent Adheen fell behind walking two, and giving up three hits.

FAU responded in the bottom half of the inning with a two run shot down the left field line by second baseman William Block.

Things quieted down considerably after that for the next couple innings as Adheen retired nine straight batters before giving up back to back hits in the top of the fourth to UM's Vickash Ramjit and Ryan Jackson. However, he got out of the jam forcing a fly out to center.

The Owls would tie it up in the bottom of the fourth on a ground ball RBI by Jeremy Griffiths.

Going into the top of the fifth he found himself in a jam again; loading the bags before McCormack went to the pen giving Chris Schmitt the call.

Schmitt took to the hill, and walked the first batter he faced, giving up a run. He would get the next two to but not before giving up a run on a grounder by Harold Martinez.

Things would not get better form there, as four more 'Canes crossed the plate before the Owls made their way back to the dugout.

Heading into the bottom half of the fifth Miami led 9-3. FAU would not make a serious threat beyond that point.

The Canes would pick up another two the top of the sixth when they sent Hagerty to second on a steal. FAU missed the throw and the Canes sent Hermann from third to the plate safely. Ramjit then doubled in the second run.

An interesting occurrence took place in the top of the seventh when FAU pitcher Nick Melendres pitched against his brother - UM's Nathan Melendres. The elder Owl did not prevail as Nathan swatted a double down the line off the right field wall.

FAU plated two more runs in the bottom of the ninth inning on a two out single by William Block.

The Owls tied their lowest amount of hits this season thus far with six, matching their output in a 7-6 win against the University of Florida in Gainesville.

Up Next

The Owls take to the field again this Friday night in the first of a three game Sun Belt series with the Warhawks of Louisiana-Monroe. Game time is 6:30PM EST.


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