Hurricanes Baseball Reporter
Miami suffering a midweek loss to UCF bounced back taking advantage of Clemson’s pitching staff’s lack of command and control in the early innings to take a commanding 8-0 lead through 4. They did it with small ball and consistently moved the base runners along. It was textbook-style baseball manufacturing runs by finding the holes. With the offense playing picture-perfect baseball, Carson Palmquist was putting on a pitching clinic striking out a personal best of 11 and allowing just 3 hits and 2 walks through 6.1 innings without giving up a run. Clemson did not get their first hit until going through the lineup striking out 6 of the first 9 batters.
Miami had built a 10-0 lead when Carson turned the ball over to the BP. Rather than shutting the door, they opened the door wide giving up 4 runs in the final two innings with a pair of HRs, 5 hits and 4 walks. Miami handed Clemson their 3rd straight loss but a confidence builder for tomorrow’s game after our BP once again fail to produce.
Another double-digit game of runs/hits for our offense. Today, only two of the 10 hits were for extra bases: Edgardo (double); Dorian (double). Singles were pretty well spread out throughout the lineup and just two with multiple hits.: Edgardo 2-5(double,3RBI); Dorian 2-4. Excellent contact with the bat today going 18-28 (.643) in advancement opportunities. Even our PH coming right off the bench with a pair of hits: JD Jones and Ariel Garcia ( his first collegiate hit)