Hurricane starter Vince Bongiovanni (0-4) took the loss going two innings, giving up six hits, five runs (three earned) and one walk. Long Beach State starter (2-1) recorded the win pitching six innings, giving up four hits, one earned run, and three walks, striking out six and hitting one batter.
Long Beach State got on the scoreboard, 1-0, in the first on a Nick
Covarrubias RBI groundout to short which allowed Kevin Randel to score and
it never looked back.
In the second, the 49ers took a 2-0 lead on a sacrifice fly to right by Mike
Hofius scoring Chris Wright from third. They extended the lead to five runs,
5-0, in the third inning scoring three runs on four hits, including
consecutive RBI doubles to left center by Covarrubias and Paul McAnulty.
Long Beach State added two runs, 7-0, in the fourth on Covarrubias' two-run
double. The 49ers scored three times in the eighth to give them the 10-1
The Hurricanes avoided the shutout in the sixth, 7-1, with an RBI double by
Kevin Howard scoring Danny Figueroa from third. D. Figueroa led off the
inning with a double and advanced to third on an error by the pitcher.
Miami faces FAU on Wednesday at 7 p.m. before traveling to No. 12 North
Carolina for a three-game series with the Tar Heels at Boshamer Stadium in
Chapel Hill. Game times are scheduled for 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday
night. The Sunday game time has been changed to 1 p.m. from an original 2
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