The Kia Baseball Bash

Miami, USC, Houston and Cal State Fullerton get together in the Kia Baseball Bash this weekend. The series takes place at Goodwin Field on Cal State Fullerton's campus. Miami has a favorable record against all but the Titans.

Friday - Troy Roberson
Scored his first win of the season with a career-best night over FIU, going 5.0 innings with three hits, two earned runs, three walks and eight strikeouts in 91 pitches...earned a no-decision against Minnesota in game No. 1, pitching 4.2 innings with three hits, two unearned runs, three walks and five strikeouts...he left with UM holding a 5-2 lead...scored a no-decision in game No. 1 vs. Florida after leaving with UM holding a 4-3 lead...tied a career-high with 5.0 innings pitched with five hits, three earned runs, four walks and five strikeouts...even though he missed 2001, the Texas Rangers selected him in the 28th round this past offseason...was a 32nd round pick of the Baltimore Orioles out of high school.

Saturday - T.J. Prunty
Earned his first win as a starter against Kansas State going a career-high 6.0 innings with nine hits, three earned runs, no walks and two strikeouts...pitched 5.0 innings in game No. 3 vs. Minnesota, but earned a no-decision...allowed five hits, three earned runs, two walks and a career-best four strikeouts against the Gophers...drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 20th round out of high school.

Sunday - Kiki Bengochea
Earned the win against Lipscomb tying a season-high 6.0 innings with five hits, two earned runs, one walk and two strikeouts...pitched 2.1 innings in game No. 2 vs. Minnesota allowing six hits, seven earned runs, three walks and one strikeout...scored a loss in game No. 2 vs. Florida, going 6.0 innings with five hits, three earned runs, four walks and two s trikeouts...scored the loss in game No. 2 vs. Tennessee going 2.2 innings with six hits, five runs (three earned), one walk and three strikeouts...drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the third round out of high school.

MIAMI VS. SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA -- The Hurricanes lead the all-time series with Southern California, 8-4, dating back to 1974 College World Series. Additionally, UM leads USC 5-0 in games played during the regular season. The Trojans hold a 4-3 advantage over UM at the College World Series. During the regular season, UM picked up two wins over USC at the Oklahoma tournament in 1985 and earlier swept the Trojans in a three-game series played at Mark Light Stadium in 1981. Most recently, Miami defeated USC, 4-3, at the 2002 College World Series.

MIAMI VS. THE PAC-10 -- Of the nine baseball-playing schools in the Pac-10 Conference, Miami has met seven of them and have forged a 38-19 (.667) record. The Hurricanes have faced Arizona State (17 games), Southern California (12), California (8), Stanford (7), Arizona (6), UCLA (5) and Washington State (2). Miami has never played Washington or Oregon State in baseball. The Hurri-canes enter the Kia Bash riding a modest two-game win streak vs. Pac-10 schools, USC and Stanford, from last season. MIAMI VS. CAL STATE FULLERTON -- Cal State Fullerton leads the all-time series with Miami, 10-5, dating back to the 1983 season, including a 6-4 advantage during the regular season. Other than the 10 regular season meetings, UM and Cal State Fullerton have met five times in College World Series action. Most recently, the Titans came to Mark Light Stadium and won all three games against the Hurricanes in 2001. Following the three-game sweep to Cal State Fullerton UM went 26-3 the remainder of the season, including a season-ending 17-game win streak. UM is 1-2 vs. the Titans at Cal State Fullerton.

MIAMI VS. THE BIG WEST -- Of the nine baseball-playing schools in the Big West Conference, Miami has faced three of them forging a 14-17 (.452) record. The Hurricanes have faced Cal State Fullerton (15), Long Beach State (15) and Cal State Northridge (1). Miami has never played Sacramento State, UC Riverside, UC Santa Barbara, UC Irvine, Cal Poly or Pacific. Miami enters the Kia Bash having lost four straight to the Big West Conference since the 2000 season.

MIAMI VS. HOUSTON -- The Hurricanes have never played the University of Houston in baseball. Miami is 154-34 against collegiate teams in first-time meetings (no service or international teams included). This season, Miami has defeated Kansas State and Lipscomb in first-time meetings.

MIAMI VS. CONFERENCE USA -- Of the 12 baseball-playing schools in Conference USA, Miami has faced five of them forging a 90-37 (.709) record. The Hurricanes have faced South Florida (100), Tulane (17), East Carolina (5), Cincinnati (3) and Memphis (2). Miami has never played Charlotte, Houston, Louisville, St. Louis, Southern Mississippi, Texas Christian and UAB. South Florida is an annual opponent of Miami's since the 1974 season.

HURRICANES ON THE WEST COAST -- Miami has played 12 all-time games in the state of California and hold an equal 6-6 mark in those contests. The Hurricanes have played two three-games se-ries at Long Beach State going 4-2, went 1-2 1991 NCAA West Regional in Fresno and went 1-2 at a three-game series at Cal State Fullerton in 1983.

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