#14 Hurricanes Take Down #2 Florida State

Robert Mayer-US PRESSWIRE

Chris Diaz dominates #2 Seminoles

When the Atlantic Coast Conference released their schedule for the 2014 season, there was something missing. What was missing was an annual match up between two arch rivals and national powerhouse programs. Thankfully for college baseball fans, both schools took it upon themselves to schedule a non-conference series, which began Friday afternoon at Dick Howser Stadium in Tallahassee in front of an announced attendance of 5,599.

The 14th ranked Hurricanes of Miami came away with a close hard fought 3-1 victory over the 2nd ranked Florida State Seminoles.

Miami lefty Chris Diaz (3-0) was the star of the show. The Hurricane southpaw dominated the Seminoles over seven innings allowing only four hits and striking out six. The only run Florida State scored was unearned on a throwing error by Miami third-baseman David Thompson in the bottom of the first inning. Freshman right-hander Bryan Garcia came on in relief to earn his third save of the season pitching two scoreless innings and striking out one.

Trailing 1-0 in the top half of the fourth inning, senior second baseman Alex Hernandez lifted a sac fly scoring freshman Willie Abreu to tie the game at one. The Canes took the lead for good in the fifth after back-to-back-to-back singles by Dale Carey, Tyler Palmer, and Brad Fieger respectively.

With the win Miami improves to 5-3 on the year. Game two of this three game series in Tallahassee is set for 2pm Saturday afternoon.

Junior left-hander Bryan Radziewski will take the hill for Miami looking for his first win of the season after two solid outings against the Maine Black Bears and Florida Gators.

Saturday's game will be aired on ESPN3 and broadcasted on the radio on 90.5 WVUM.

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