Miami and Indian River play to Scoreless Tie

FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE

Kyle Bellamy (UM Media Relations)
Kyle Bellamy (UM Media Relations)

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami baseball team and Indian River State College battled to a scoreless tie Friday night in the Hurricanes’ second fall scrimmage this week at Mark Light Field. Five Miami nearly combined to no-hit the Pioneers, with a eighth-inning bunt single with two outs marking the only IRSC hit of the night.

Junior right-hander John Housey started for the Hurricanes and held IRSC hitless through the first three innings before giving way to Iden Nazario in the fourth. Nazario matched Housey the next three innings, keeping the Pioneers hitless through the sixth. Rene Guerra kept the no-hitter alive in the seventh before the no-hit bid was broken up on the eighth-inning bunt off reliever Travis Miller.

Kyle Bellamy, who struck out four of the five batters he faced against Miami Dade College on Thursday night, came on in the ninth for UM and struck out the side.

Miami had four hits on the night. Unfortunately for the `Canes they all came in different innings. Scott Lawson had a lead-off double in the first, Ryan Jackson singled in the fourth, Yasmani Grandal singled in the fifth and finally Dave DiNatale picked up a late single in the eighth.

The Hurricanes best chance to score came in that eighth inning. After DiNatale singled, he advanced to second on a sacrifice and third on a wild pitch. Lawson followed with a pop out for the second out of the inning before Jackson walked and stole second to put runners on second and third with two outs. The threat ended however when IRSC got Chris Herrmann to foul out behind home plate.

Miami will return to practice before playing its Orange-Green Fall World Series next weekend. The Hurricanes will close out the fall slate with the team’s Pro Scout day on Nov. 22.

On Thursday, the Hurricanes beat Miami Dade, 7-5, with Jackson and Hagerty combining to go 4-for-6 with three walks, three doubles, two runs and two RBI.

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