Canes Take 2 of 3 From Terps, Win 2nd ACC Series Of The Year

JC Ridley / HurricaneSports

Miami traveled to College Park hoping to win just their 2nd ACC series of the season. The Canes were able to take 2 of 3 from the Terps to get a much needed ACC series victory.

On Friday, the Canes traveled to College Park, Maryland to take on the Terrapins in a three game series. The game was a pitcher's duel to say the least as the game was deadlocked at 0-0 until Miami broke through with a run in the 13th inning. It was freshman Brandon Lopez who drove in the only run of the game with an RBI single in the top of the 13th, and Eric Nedeljkovic held Maryland scoreless in the bottom of the inning to give the Canes the win. Starter Chris Diaz was outstanding going 8 innings while striking out 5 and giving up no runs. Offensively, Miami only had 5 hits and David Thompson had two of them. Eric Whaley was great in relief tossing 3 scoreless innings without even giving up a hit and striking out two, and Aj Salcines received the win pitching a scoreless 12th inning.

On Saturday, there was a little more scoring than Friday's game as Miami was able to win the game and clinch the series with a 5-3 victory. The offense was lead by David Thompson who went 2-4 with a double, home run, a walk, and 3 RBIs. Tyler Palmer was also 2-4 with a walk and an RBI. Bryan Radziewski went 6 innings while giving up 2 runs on 5 hits and 6 strikeouts to improve his record to 5-1. Closer Eric Nedeljkovic tossed a scoreless 9th to close the game and earned his 8th save.

On Sunday, the Canes were looking to sweep the Terps after clinching the series on Saturday, but were unable to do so suffering a 7-2 loss. Miami was held to just 5 hits and the only player with multiple hits was Chantz Mack who was 2-3 with a double, walk, and an RBI. Starter Andrew Suarez wasn't sharp in his 5 2/3 innings. He surrendered 4 runs on 10 hits and walked 2. After Suarez, Thomas Woodrey pitched 2 innings and gave up 3 runs on 4 hits and a walk.

Overall, it was a good weekend for Miami as they took 2 of 3 from Maryland to earn their 2nd ACC series victory. The Canes improved their record to 24-15 and 8-10 in ACC play. They still have a ways to go sitting two games under 500 in the ACC, but this was a step in the right direction.

Next up is a mid-week game against Bethune-Cookman on Wednesday at 6 at The Light. Miami will try to get them back after the Wildcats beat the Canes just two weeks ago by a score of 5-3.

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