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Virginia Cavaliers Sweep Miami Hurricanes in Baseball Over the Weekend

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The 20th-ranked Miami Hurricanes baseball team lost in their series finale against the 7th-ranked Virginia Cavaliers, 6-3, Sunday afternoon at Disharoon Park.

The Hurricanes would hold a lead in the third inning, 2-0, but the Cavaliers would respond with six unanswered runs between the fourth and fifth innings and secure a series sweep over the Canes.

Miami would also be outscored in runs by Virginia, 26-10, during the entire three-game series.

“They outplayed us, we didn’t walk a whole lot and we struck out a lot. They are tough at-bats. They are tough outs. They battle, foul pitches off and take you deep into counts. We have to play better on the road,” Miami head coach Gino DiMare said.

Virginia’s Jake Gelof would rocket two home runs in back-to-back innings, while collecting four RBI’s, in addition to Anthony Stephan and Henry Godbout each capping off the fourth inning with runs of their own to give Virginia a 6-2 lead.

Alejandro Torres, who pitched out of the bullpen Saturday for the Hurricanes, would allow only two hits over three-plus innings. Torres would outplay nine of the first 10 batters in three hitless innings. Miami freshman and left-handed pitcher, Chris Scinta, would add his first loss of his career after giving up two runs in relief.

Virginia’s freshman right-handed pitcher, Jack O’Connor, held the Hurricanes to three runs over 6 1/3 innings to earn the win. O’Connor would also strike out nine Miami batters. Another left-handed pitcher would enter the game, Jake Berry for Virginia, he would put together the final three outs on Miami and capped off the series sweep for the Cavaliers.

The Miami Hurricanes baseball team will stay on the road once again, as they will visit the 13th-ranked North Carolina Tar Heels. Another three-game series in the ACC Conference for Miami that is set to begin on Thursday, at 7:00 P.M. EST.

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