Hurricanes Baseball Reporter
Just what the doctor ordered. Threatening rains yesterday, strong winds today did not deter a determined Miami team from handing the Tigers their 4th consecutive loss. They did it with strong pitching holding the 18th rank Tigers to just 4 hits. The offensive punch wasn’t like it was for the Friday night game but sufficient enough to make the difference.
Miami’s scoring was made possible by the lack of control of the Clemson’s pitchers. 3 of Miami’s 4 runs can be accredited to the WP setting the scoring into motion. Fortunately, we were able to overcome the two errors only allowing one run to result from the mishandling of the ball. For the second time, the difference in making the win possible was our starting pitcher. Karson threw a brilliant game only allowing 3 hits through 5.1 innings and not allowing an earned run. The one Clemson scored off him was unearned resulting from a throwing error by catcher Maxwell Romero. He had to work harder than his namesake spelled with a C, but this freshman pitcher is the real thing with ice in his blood. Worked himself out of jams in each of his five innings except for the 1st and 3rd where he had an easier time retiring the Tiger batters. Miami did not have to dig too deep into their BP, only needing Gage Ziehl before turning the rock over to Andrew Walters to seal the series victory striking out 4 of the 6 batters faced. Tomorrow, for the sweep as yet to be determined, starting pitcher. Might use Garland on a quick turnaround with McFarlane sitting in the wings. One thing for certain Miami does not want to turn to their BP early in the game or that sweet taste of taking three on Clemson’s home turf will be blown in the wind.
Tomorrow, for the sweep. Start time 1PM. Starting pitcher TBD.