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.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – No. 23 Texas Tech shutout No. 3 Miami (Fla.) 4-0 to win the NCAA Coral Gables Regional Tournament championship game behind a complete-game shutout by junior left-handed pitcher Cameron Smith on Monday afternoon at Alex Rodrigues Park – Mark Light Field. Continue reading
Miami (FL) 10 Bethune-Cookman 0
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Bryan Radziewski delivered a brilliant performance on the mound, Zack Collins homered twice and drove in five runs, and the top-seeded Hurricanes stayed alive in the Coral Gables Regional with a 10-0 victory in an elimination game against fourth-seeded Bethune-Cookman. Continue reading
Bethune-Cookman 6 Columbia 5
CORAL GABLES, Fla. - The Bethune-Cookman Wildcats (27-32) held off a late charge by the Columbia Lions (29-20) in the 2014 NCAA Regional elimination game on Saturday afternoon at Alex Rodriguez Park at Mark Light Field, holding on for the 6-5 win and earning the first postseason victory for the program in 12 seasons. Continue reading
Texas Tech 3 Columbia 2
CORAL GABLES, Fla. - No. 23 Texas Tech defeated Columbia 3-2 in the first round of the NCAA Coral Gables Regional Tournament on Friday afternoon as sophomore first baseman Eric Gutierrez hit a walk-off RBI double in the bottom of the ninth inning at Alex Rodriguez Park – Mark Light Field. Continue reading
The Miami Hurricanes are hosting their 25th NCAA Regional this weekend where they will be joined by number two seed Texas Tech, number three seed Columbia, and the fourth seed Bethune Cookman. Continue reading
Here is your National Recap for April 4th.
Nathan Kirby tosses No-Hitter as Virginia defeats Pitt 4-0
PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Nathan Kirby (So., Midlothian, Va.) threw a no-hitter in the No. 1-ranked Virginia baseball team’s 4-0 victory at Pittsburgh Friday evening at Charles Cost Field. Kirby struck out 18 batters, one off the school and ACC single-game record, in UVa’s first no-hitter since 2011. Virginia (26-4, 11-2 ACC) extended its winning streak to nine games with the momentous victory. Continue reading
Miami RHP Javi Salas tossed a perfect game last night against Villanova. The interesting part is the fact that Javi’s brother Jorge Salas was calling the game for WVUM. You can listen to the final inning below. Continue reading
Boston College Eagles
2013 record: 12 – 40 (4 – 25 ACC, 6th place)
Finish: No postseason
To put it bluntly, the Boston College Eagles were out of their element in ACC conference play in 2013. The Eagles lost their first 20 conference games before surprisingly winning a home series with Miami to get off the schnide.