Canes Advance to College World Series

The Miami Hurricanes defeated Ole Miss, 14-9 in game three of the Super Regionals to advance to the College World Series. It marks the 10th time in 13 years that Jim Morris has guided UM to the CWS in Omaha, Neb.

Hurricanes third baseman Danny Valencia hit a grand slam in the bottom of the seventh inning to give UM the cushion they needed.

Valenica was 3-for-3 with 7 RBI in the game.

Tommy Giles and Jon Jay also had three hits in the game.

Trailing 7-6 after four innings, Miami head coach Jim Morris put in his closer Chris Perez to finish the game.

Perez, a supplemental first-round draft pick by the St. Louis Cardinals, pitched five strong innings allowing two runs on five hits and struck out five.

Perez (4-1) threw 67 pitches, 48 strikes.

COLLEGE WORLD SERIES

Miami (41-22) will face Oregon State (44-14) on Saturday, June 17 at 7:00 ET.

The eight-team bracket is split up into two four-team sides in a double-elimination format with the winner of each side playing in a best-of-three championship series.

Also on the same side as Miami, is Rice (55-11) and Georgia (47-21), who play on Saturday at 2 pm ET.

Miami is expected to start LHP Scott Maine (11-3, 4.89) in game one.

Christopher Stock can be reached at stock@canestime.com

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