David Thompson propels Miami to victory against Florida International

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) -- David Thompson, the NCAA leader in RBIs, drove in three more runs and Miami beat Florida International 6-2 in the first round of the Coral Gables Regional on Friday night. The host Hurricanes (45-14) scored six runs in the first two innings against Andres Nunez (6-6) to seize control of the first matchup between the cross-town rivals since 2008. Miami took...
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Analyzing the Opponents: 2015 Coral Gables Regional Preview

By Austin Sapin It has been a long 13 seasons since the Miami Hurricanes have brought a national championship home to Coral Gables. With the No. 5 overall national seed, the 2015 NCAA Tournament looks as good a time as ever to finally end that drought. With a 31-4 home record and what seems to be a favorable draw, many Canes fans are already setting their sights on Omaha, but first...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Hurricanes Ninth-Inning Rally Leads To 6-5 Victory

By Austin Sapin Durham, NC — We said last night how baseball can be cruel. On Saturday afternoon however, the Miami Hurricanes (44-14) were on the other end of that cruelness. After blowing a ninth inning lead for the second consecutive game, Brandon Lopez delivered a walk-off single in the bottom of the frame to give the Canes a 6-5 win over Notre Dame (36-20). While this game...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Canes Use Seven-Run Eighth to Claim ACC Tourney Opener

By Austin Sapin Durham, NC — Whether they are playing in Coral Gables or Durham, there are a few things about the Miami Hurricanes (43-18, 23-8 ACC) that you can always count on. You know this team will always hit, but more importantly, they’ll never go down quietly. Trailing Virginia 5-2 in the eighth inning, the Canes scored seven runs highlighted by a David Thompson two-run...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Hurricanes lead all ACC baseball programs with eight players selected to All-ACC teams

The University of Miami baseball program not only led the ACC with the best overall record of 42-13, it led with eight players selected to the 2015 All-ACC teams, announced Monday by the ACC. The Canes, who enter as the No. 2 seed at the 2015 ACC Baseball Championship beginning this week, had three-first team selections, one second-team selection and four third-team selections. The...
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11 days ago

Baseball: Hurricanes to open ACC tournament Wednesday

It’s postseason time for the hot-hitting Hurricanes. Second-seeded Miami (42-13, 22-8 ACC) will start ACC tournament play at 3 p.m. Wednesday against the winner of Tuesday’s play-in game between No. 7 seed Virginia and No. 10 seed Georgia Tech. Zack Collins (left), Willie Abreu and David Thompson have had plenty to cheer this season. (Getty Images) UM, the Coastal champion...
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12 days ago

Miami Ends Regular Season On A High, Thumps Georgia Tech

By Austin Sapin Coral Gables, FL — For any team heading towards the postseason, you want to be playing your best baseball. As the regular season came to a close for the No. 8 Miami Hurricanes this weekend, it is safe to say they are playing at their highest level of the year. Following an absolute demolition of NYIT last weekend and a solid victory over FAU on Tuesday, the Canes...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Comeback kid David Thompson starring for UM, named Dick Howswer semifinalist

Consider his comeback complete. His sophomore season was sidetracked because of a medical condition, but as a junior, David Thompson has been one of the best hitters in college baseball. That was further confirmed Friday when Thompson, the ACC’s leader in homers and RBIs, was one of 35 players chosen as semifinalists for the Dick Howser Award. David Thompson has returned strong...
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14 days ago

Canes Obliterate NYIT To Push Winning Streak to 8

By Austin Sapin After going through a tough ACC slate, the Miami Hurricanes (38-13) needed a bit of a break, especially with final exams. With three straight dominating wins against an overmatched NYIT team, you could say the Canes passed this test with flying colors. Game One Recap The first game of this three-game set gave us a glimpse of what would occur over the weekend, absolute...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Canes humiliate New York Institute of Technology 26-0

BY SUSAN MILLER DEGNAN sdegnan@MiamiHerald.com     Memo to the Miami Hurricanes: Skip the batting cages Saturday night.    In an embarrassing display of dominance, the University of Miami scored 20 runs in the first six innings Friday at Mark Light Field and continued to roll to a 26-0 victory over New York Institute of Technology.   The No. 17 Canes (36-13, 19-8) produced...
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21 days ago

Hurricanes Sweep Pittsburgh in Dominating Fashion

By Austin Sapin Pittsburgh, PA — The Miami Hurricanes (34-13, 19-8 ACC) weren’t even supposed to be playing at Pittsburgh this weekend due to final exams. Despite that, the Canes made their trip very worthwhile. Outscoring the Panthers 30-8 in three games including a Saturday doubleheader, Jim Morris’s club was able to bounce back from a series loss to their archival FSU with...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Hurricanes Powered By the Long Ball In 12-0 Win

By Austin Sapin Coral Gables, FL — When Miami and FSU meet up, you can always expect a memorable series. These three games this weekend in particular though gave us everything. Using four home runs and 18 hits, the No. 13 Miami Hurricanes were able to salvage one game in their series against No. 12 FSU with a 12-0 victory. The win came after a 17-inning marathon loss on Friday...
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April 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Canes Claim Victory In Four-Hour Marathon

By Austin Sapin Miami (30-11, 15-6 ACC) had blown their third straight lead in their third consecutive game against the Virginia Cavaliers (24-15, 9-12 ACC). What happened after that shows why these Hurricanes have a chance to make it to Omaha. After a five-run second inning gave Virginia a one-run advantage, the Canes responded with four straight runs in the next two frames to...
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April 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Lackluster Offensive Performance Hurts Canes in 8-1 Loss

By Austin Sapin Coral Gables, FL — 22 runs and 26 hits. Those are the numbers the Miami Hurricanes produced in their previous two meetings against FGCU this season. On Wednesday night however, it was a completely different story. Managing just four hits against Eagles starter Jordan Desguin, the Canes offense was completely shut down in a 8-1 loss to FGCU. “It was a disappointing...
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March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Breathtaking week for nation's RBI-leader David Thompson: 2 doubles, triple, 4 HRs (2 grand slams), 13 RBI, 23 total bases.

What a refreshing, feel-good story for an outstanding young man.  For the second straight week, University of Miami junior inielder David Thompson has been honored by the Atlantic Coast Conference as Player of the Week for his extraordinary hitting.  Thompson, who plays third base and first base, sat out 32 games last season because of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, defined by the...
Via Eye on the U
March 24, 2015

Hurricanes Win 8th Straight In 12-7 Victory at Wake

By Austin Sapin Winston-Salm, NC — This Miami Hurricanes (18-6) offense is good, really good. For the second straight game, the Canes got into double-digits and claimed a 12-7 win at Wake Forest. The victory gave Coach Morris’s club their eight straight win and their second straight ACC series victory. Just like the night before, Miami used the long ball to get deep into the...
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March 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Unstoppable David Thompson Pushes the Canes To Victory Once Again

By Austin Sapin Winston-Salem, NC — Let’s just say it right now, David Thompson is the hottest hitter in the country. With another monster two home run, seven RBI performance, Thompson led the No. 17 Miami Hurricanes to a 15-2 victory at Wake Forest. Jim Morris’s club has won seven straight and it’s no coincidence that the Canes third basemen has had one of the most unbelievable...
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March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Thompson’s Hot Streak Continues In 9-1 Miami Win

By Austin Sapin David Thompson had a fantastic last week as he was named ACC Player of the Week.  After his performance on Tuesday, this week might be even better. With two home runs including a grand slam, Thompson led Miami (16-6) to their sixth straight victory in a 9-1 win over Army. Coming into the game hitting .524 in his last five games, the Canes third basemen almost one...
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March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Suarez Returns, Helps Miami To Sweep of NC State

By Austin Sapin Coral Gables, FL — It is safe to say after Sunday’s game that the No. 19 Miami Hurricanes (15-6, 4-2 ACC) had a pretty good week. Powered by the return of Canes ace Andy Suarez, Miami claimed a 6-0 win over NC State (10-7, 2-4 ACC) to cap off a perfect 5-0 week. The Hurricanes lefthander went six innings, allowing just three hits while striking out seven.  Suarez...
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March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Miami Offense Comes Back To Life in 15-4 Thrashing of FGCU

By Austin Sapin After a heartbreaking loss to Louisville on Sunday, it was clear Miami would take no prisoners in their matchup with FGCU. Behind David Thompson’s six RBI and Danny Briggi’s four scoreless innings out of the bullpen, the No. 19 Hurricanes stormed to a 15-4 win over their in-state rival FGCU. In one of his best games as a Cane, Thompson came to the plate in his...
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March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Hurricanes Fall To Louisville on Walk-off Winner

By Austin Sapin For the second time in two days, the Hurricanes let one slip. In the rubber match between Miami and the Louisville, a Brendan McKay bloop single into center field led the Cardinals to a 5-4 win and a series victory. The Canes jumped ahead in both the first and third innings, but an ineffective outing from Miami starter Derik Beauprez let the Cardinals right back...
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March 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Garcia’s Efficient Outing Pushes Canes Past Barry

By Austin Sapin In a game in which you expect a dominant performance, Danny Garcia more than delivered. In 7.2 innings, the sophomore lefthander had a career-high nine strikeouts and allowed just six hits in a 5-3 Miami victory over Barry University. What made the outing even more impressive was that it took just 91 pitches for the lefthander to pick up his first career win. While...
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February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Woodrey Leads Canes To Bounce-back Win Over Florida

By Austin Sapin After losing your star ace, the performances of your other weekend starters become even more crucial. On Saturday night, Thomas Woodrey put on a dazzling performance as No. 14 Miami beat the No. 5 Florida Gators 7-2 the night after the Canes lost on a walk-off single. The former left-handed reliever solidified his spot as the No. 2 starter in the rotation and could...
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February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

After A Wacky Start, Gators Win On A Walk-off

By Austin Sapin Before the wild matchup between in-state rivals, things had already taken a turn for the worse for the Miami Hurricanes (4-2). Minutes before the game, Canes ace Andrew Suarez was scratched from the start, but as poorly as the game started, it didn’t end much better. In the ninth inning, Buddy Reed hit a soft liner into left field to score Josh Tobias and give...
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February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Baseball: Hated Gators always get Hurricanes going

CORAL GABLES — The first road game listed in Miami’s baseball record book was played April 9, 1940. The location: Gainesville. The opponent: those hated Florida Gators. In the 75 years since, Miami and Florida have usually renewed acquaintances at the start of the season. Each matchup rekindles a special kind of fire. “It’s the Gators,” Hurricanes third baseman David Thompson...
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February 20, 2015
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