AUDIO: Interview with Jim Morris sat down with University of Miami baseball coach Jim Morris to evaluate the team's first half performance, preview the upcoming series with #5 North Carolina, and discuss other various topics.

Morris and the Canes are 23-10 this season and had won 17 of their last 18 games before getting swept last weekend against then #9 Clemson.

The Hurricanes lineup is led by CF Jon Jay (.339/3/21), 1B Yonder Alonso (.339/5/42), 3B Danny Valencia (.358/2/19), and C Eddy Rodriguez (.348/6/22).

The pitching staff consists of RHP Carlos Gutierrez (7-2, 2.56), LHP Manny Miguelez (5-2, 2.37), LHP Scott Maine (5-1, 3.89), and RHP Ricky Orta (2-1, 4.45) with a bullpen led by RHP Chris Perez (27 SO in 23 IP, 7 saves).

The Hurricanes begin a 3-game series on Friday at home against #5 North Carolina who will send one of the best pitchers in the nation to the mound, LHP Andrew Miller (6-0, 1.34).

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