Campbell is making its second appearance at ‘The Light' in as many years. UM took two-of-three games from the Camels last season. Campbell boasts a 7-6 record in 2004 entering its game with Florida International on Tuesday, March 9.
The Camels will throw left-handed freshman Tyler Sexton, who is making his second career start. He has yet to record a decision in three appearances with a 15.75 ERA. Sexton has pitched four innings, allowing 10 runs (seven earned) and 10 hits, while walking six and striking out three. The CU pitching staff has a 6.37 ERA with opponents hitting .330 against them.
The Hurricanes' offense has been explosive this season, hitting .337 with 64 extra-base hits and 40 stolen bases. Freshman Jon Jay is leading the team in hitting with a .385 average, while fifth-year senior Jim Burt is leading the squad in RBI with 22. Catcher Erick San Pedro has the home run lead with six four-baggers.
Miami will send right-hander Vince Bongiovanni (1-0, 5.40 ERA) to the mound. Bongiovanni faced Campbell last season and struck out 10 over six innings, allowing only one hit.
Campbell is hitting .277 as a team with Jeff Randol leading the way with a .410 batting average. Mike Preist is close behind with a .380 average.
Miami will start RHP Cesar Carrillo on Friday night against Rutgers and follow with RHP Dan Touchet on Saturday night and LHP Brandon Camardese on Sunday afternoon.
Campbell, Rutgers Invade Mark Light Field
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