On the mound for the Hurricanes Wednesday night will be junior RHP Kiki Bengochea (1-4, 7.92 ERA). Offensively, Miami is led by senior All-American Javy Rodriguez' .415 batting average. Among his team leading 39 hits are a club-high 14-multiple hit outings.
Wednesday night marks the first meeting between Miami and
Wisconsin-Milwaukee, out of the Horizon League. So far this season, Miami
has played four "first meeting" games, going 2-2 with wins over Lipscomb and
Kansas State and losses to Houston and Ball State. All-time, Miami is
155-36 in first meetings. Additionally, Miami has only met one other
current Horizon League member, Illinois-Chicago, which it swept a pair of
games with in Coral Gables in 1983 (5-3 and 17-3).
The Panthers enter the game with a 4-5 overall record, with a recent split
of Monday games with Rider (W, 11-4) and Kansas State (L, 8-7) at the
Homestead Challenge. UWM has gone 4-2 in games played in the Homestead
Challenge this season. They began play at the Challenge with three straight
wins over Radford (2-0), Chicago State (10-9) and Cornell (9-8), before
falling to Rider (6-5) this past Sunday.
The Hurricanes play UCLA in a three-game series, Saturday, Sunday and
Monday, at Mark Light Stadium with each game starting at 7 p.m. All three
games will be available on the student voice of the Hurricanes, WVUM 90.5
FM, and on the Internet at www.hurricanesports.com. Additionally, the
Sunday night game will be televised on Fox Sports Net Florida and also
available on Sports Radio 560 WQAM and in Spanish on the WACC 830 AM Radio
The first 2,500 fans in attendance for Saturday night's UCLA game at Mark
Light Stadium will receive a limited edition Jim Morris Championship
Bobblehead Doll, presented by OleoMed.
Northwestern Added to 2002 Schedule
A game against Northwestern University
has been added to the 2002 University of Miami baseball schedule for
Tuesday, March 26 at 7 p.m. at Mark Light Stadium.
Ticket prices for the game will be $9 chairback, $7 Adult general admission
and $5 youth/seniors general admission.
Miami and Northwestern have met once before, with the Hurricanes defeating
the Wildcats, 4-2, on March 22, 2000 at Mark Light Stadium.
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