Miami jumped out to a 2-0 lead going into the sixth, when New York Tech scored its first run. The Bears would go onto to tie the game in the top of the seventh before UM responded with a run in each of the seventh and eighth innings for the eventual 4-2 decision.
The Hurricanes also won the series opener by a score of 16-1 on Friday
UM reliever J.D. Cockroft (5-0) scored the win in relief with 1.1 innings of
work. Luke DeBold scored his first save of the season closing out the ninth
inning for the Hurricanes. New York Tech reliever Ed Gillespie (2-2) took
Both starters in the game took no-decisions in their outings as UM starter
Kiki Bengochea went 6.1 innings with six hits, two runs (one earned), three
walks, six strikeouts and one wild pitch in 122 pitches thrown. His
counterpart, NYIT starter Brandon Kurz, pitched 5.1 innings with six hits,
two runs (one earned), four walks, one strikeout and one wild pitch in 95
Kevin Howard had the game's first RBI, in the first inning, as he knocked in
Brad Safchik from second with a single to right center for the early 1-0
lead. Safchik had reached on a fielding error by the pitcher and moved to
second on Javy Rodriguez' ground out.
Danny Figueroa knocked in Miami's second run in the fourth inning, 2-0, with
a single to right field that scored Matt Dry from second. Dryer earlier
singled to left field and stole second.
The Bears got onto the scoreboard, 2-1, in the sixth on Brian Goldberg's RBI
double to left field scoring Mike Gaffney. Gaffney earlier singled to left
New York Tech tied the game, 2-2, in the seventh on Vince Galea's RBI
fielder's choice ground out to to first base that scored Kevi n Perrucci
from third. With one out, Perrucci singled to right center. On Andrew
Karkoulas' walk UM catcher Greg Dini attempted to throw out Perrucci at
second and overthrew into the outfield to put the runner at third.
Miami regained the lead, 3-2, in the bottom of the seventh on Howard's RBI
ground out to first base that brought in Safchik from third, unearned.
Safchik led off the seventh with a walk. He moved over two bases on an
errant throw by a Gillespie on a failed pick off attempt.
UM added another run, 4-2, in the eighth on Danny Figueroa's RBI single to
centerfield that scored Dryer from third. With one out, Dryer singled to
third base. He stole second, in his second steal on the night, and moved to
third on Dini's fly out to left field.
Miami and New York Tech Conclude the series on Sunday at 12 p.m. The game
can be heard over the Internet at www.hurricanesports.com or on the student
voice of the Hurricanes, WVUM 90.5 FM.
The Second Annual Autograph Day will be held on Sunday, May 26th after the
conclusion of the regular season finale vs. New York Tech. Players will be
stationed throughout Mark Light Stadium for pictures and autographs.
Canes Clinch Series with 4-2 Win
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