Miami Hurricanes Rampant Steroid Use Detailed in New Book

As we have been reporting for the last couple of years, the Miami Hurricanes baseball program has been the center attention for PED use in the college game. From former Miami, FL and Houston Cougars second baseman Frankie Ratcliff arrested with PED’s to strength coach being arrested, Ryan Braun and Alex Rodriguez connections to the Canes baseball program, do I need to continue? I even wrote a long piece on how Miami needed to stop grandstanding and do something with the program.  A new book called  Blood Sport: Alex Rodriguez, Biogenesis, and the Quest to End Baseball’s Steroid Era details the connections to the Hurricanes Baseball program.  Here are some highlights from an excerpt published by The Miami New Times. 

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Team USA hammers Japan 10-0

USABaseballFeatured1THOMASVILLE, N.C. – The USA Baseball Collegiate National Team rolled to a series-opening win, 10-0, over Japan on Sunday as it scored three runs in each of the first two innings and Carson Fulmer (Vanderbilt) and Andrew Moore (Oregon State) combined on a two-hit shutout in front of a packed house at Finch Field in Thomasville, N.C., home of the High Point-Thomasville HiTops of the Coastal Plain League.

“Carson came out in the top of the first and you could just tell that he had electric stuff,” Team USA manager Dave Van Horn (Arkansas) said. “He threw eight pitches and we were right back in the dugout. That set the tone for our offense, we came out swinging the bat well and the floodgates opened pretty quick. I thought we did a great job of running the bases today, going from first to third, and put a lot of pressure on them. Continue reading

USA Collegiate National Team defeats Chinese Taipei 6-2

USABaseballFeatured1SHELBY, N.C. – Fresh off of winning a national championship at the College World Series, three Vanderbilt players played a critical role in the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team’s 6-2 win over Chinese Taipei on Wednesday.

Bryan Reynolds hit an eighth-inning grand slam, Carson Fulmer struck out three batters in 1.2 innings, including an inning-ending punchout with the tying run on third in the seventh, and Dansby Swanson had a go-ahead RBI double as the U.S. (7-1-1) picked up the win in game two of its series against Chinese Taipei (0-1-1), played in front of a near-capacity crowd of 3,748 at Veterans Field at Keeter Stadium in Shelby, N.C. Continue reading