Canes Clinch Another Series

The 10th-ranked Miami baseball team took advantage of four Virginia errors to beat the Cavaliers 10-4 in front of a UVA record crowd of 1,995 fans a Davenport Field on Saturday night.

The Hurricanes got the start they have been looking for from Brandon Camardese, who pitched a career-high 6.2 innings after being roughed up in his last two outings. Camardese improved this record to 5-0 on the season, while giving up seven hits and two runs. UVA starter Andrew Dobies pitched five innings allowing six hits and two runs but picked up a no decision in the effort.

UM closer George Huguet pitched 2.1 innings to earn his sixth save of the season and 28th of his career.

Miami improves to 27-6 on the season and won its third straight game; Virginia falls to 20-12.

Gaby Sanchez was the offensive star for the Hurricanes with three hits, two RBIs and two runs scored. Jim Burt and Brian Barton also chipped in with two hits apiece.

Gabe Spooner entered the game in the sixth inning in relief of Dobies. He was greeted with a base hit from Sanchez, his second hit of the night. Sanchez would come around to on a wild pitch by Spooner to give the Hurricanes a 3-2 lead.

The Hurricanes tacked on another run in the eighth inning with a sacrifice fly off the bat of Richard Giannotti to score Erick San Pedro, who was hit by a pitch earlier in the inning. San Pedro was moved into scoring position on designated hitter Joey Hooft's double.

Miami put the game away with six runs in the ninth inning, all of which were unearned. The inning was highlighted by an RBI double by Sanchez.

Braun's finished the night 0-for-4 to snapped his 14-game hitting streak, two games shy of the Hurricanes' freshman record set by Jim Maler in 1977.

Virginia scored two runs (one earned) on three flare hits in the bottom of the night inning of Huguet, who got a double play to end the game.

With two outs in the seventh inning, Huguet came on in relief of Camardese after the Cavs' Kyle Werman had singled. Huguet managed to get out of the inning without even throwing a pitch, picking Werman off first base to retire the side.

Virginia broke out to an early 1-0 lead in the second inning after Joe Koshansky reached on an error by UM second baseman Adam Ricks. Koshansky would come around to score on an Eric Christensen single up the middle.

San Pedro ripped an RBI double to tie the score at 1-1 in the fourth inning after UVA starter Andrew Dobies put runners in scoring position with consecutive walks to Adam Ricks and Ryan Braun.

Gaby Sanchez got his first hit in almost two weeks with a lined single over the head of the shortstop with one out. Barton then drilled a single into center field, moving Sanchez to third base. After Barton stole second base, Danny Figueroa put a ground ball in play to the shortstop to score Sanchez and give the Hurricanes a 2-1 lead.

Virginia tied the game up at 2-2 in the sixth inning with a leadoff home run from shortstop Mark Reynolds. The home run was his team-high sixth of the season. Koshansky followed with a single to right field and was sacrificed to second by Ryan Zimmerman.

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