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#17 Miami Swept by #2 Wake Forest in Weekend Baseball Series

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While Saturday and Sunday’s outcomes were practically identical (4-1 defeats) and much closer at final, the Hurricanes might want to forget the series as a whole and Friday night’s lopsided 11-0 shellacking to the Wake Forest Demon Deacons. Wake Forest would put up 19 runs, in comparison to Miami, which had only two runs through three games.

After a two-hour weather delay, the Canes would strike first on Sunday but the Demon Deacons would come right back with a three-run fifth inning and coast on to victory, as the game was called after eight frames due to travel restrictions.

In the third inning, junior catcher Carlos Perez would give the Hurricanes their second lead of the series with an opposite-field solo shot. Perez is now tied for the team lead of six-home runs with LifeWallet athlete CJ Kayfus.

Perez and LifeWallet athlete Yohandy Morales, would be the only two Hurrricane batters to bring in a run for Miami throughout the entire series at David F. Couch Ballpark, in Winston Salem, North Carolina.

Miami’s starting right-handed pitcher, Alejandro Rosario, went on to hold the Demon Deacons without a run across the first four innings, but ultimately gave up two in the fifth inning.

The 17th-ranked Miami Hurricanes baseball team would ultimately falter from there in its series finale to the second-ranked Wake Forest Demon Deacons, 4-1, Sunday afternoon.

“Wake Forest is a very good team and they played well the entire weekend. They pitched well and they got timely hitting. You have to play a very, very sound game to beat them. We pitched well the last two games, but we didn’t get any timely hitting. Credit to them for how they pitched, but we need to do a better job, especially when we have guys on base. They did a good job of making pitches and we didn’t step up to the challenge in those situations,” Miami head coach Gino DiMare said.

The Hurricanes will be back at the ‘Light’ on Tuesday evening as they take on crosstown rival, the FIU Panthers. Tuesday’s matchup is set for 6:00 P.M. EST at Alex Rodriguez Park at Mark Light Field.

Miami won their first game against FIU, 7-3, at Infinity Insurance Park in Miami, Florida.

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