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'Canes take on Bethune Cookman at 7PM.

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Coral Gables Regional Information

#1 MIAMI HURRICANES (41-17, 24-6 ACC)

#2 Texas Tech Red Raiders (40-18, 14-10 Big 12)

#3 Columbia Lions (29-18, 15-5 Ivy)

#4 Bethune-Cookman Wildcats (26-31, 14-10 MEAC)

Coral Gables, Fla.  •  Alex Rodriguez Park at Mark Light Field (4,999)


REGIONAL GAME SCHEDULE

May 30:

#2 Texas Tech vs. # Columbia (2 p.m.) (Game 1)

#1 Miami vs. #4 Bethune-Cookman (7 p.m.) (Game 2)

May 31:
Game 1 Loser vs. Game 2 Loser (2 p.m.) (Game 3)

Game 1 Winner vs. Game 2 Winner (7 p.m.) (Game 4)

June 1:

Game 3 Winner vs. Game 4 Loser (2 p.m.) (Game 5)

Game 4 Winner vs. Game 5 Winner (7 p.m.) (Game 6)

June 2 (if necessary)
Game 6 Winner vs. Game 6 loser (7 p.m.)

WHERE TO WATCH & LISTEN

TV:
ESPN3 (all games) | Talent: Doug Sherman (pbp), Leland Maddox (color)

Flagship Radio: WQAM 560, WQAM.com (all games) | Joe Zagacki, Mike Levine

Student Radio: WVUM 90.5 FM, WVUM.org (all games) | AJ Ricketts, Jorge Salas


TICKET INFORMATION

All-Session

Field Box: $90

Chairback Reserved: $60

General Admission: $45

Single-Session

Field Box: $30 (unlikely to be available)

Chairback Reserved: $20 (unlikely to be available)

General Admission: $15

PROJECTED STARTERS

Game One:  TTU LHP Chris Sadberry (4-2, 3.45 ERA) vs. CU RHP George Thanopoulos (5-2, 2.81 ERA)
Game Two:  MIAMI LHP Andrew Suarez (5-2, 3.22 ERA) vs. B-CU RHP Montana Durapau (11-1, 1.71 ERA)

NCAA REGIONAL NEWS AND NOTES

DEATH, TAXES AND THE POSTSEASON...

• After posting a 41-17 overall record (including its run at the 2014 ACC Championship in Greensboro, N.C.), as well as a 24-6 mark in ACC play and an ACC Regular Season Championship, Miami was named one of 16 Regional host sites for the 2014 NCAA postseason.

• The Coral Gables Regional will mark Miami’s 25th time as host in the postseason, and its 42nd consecutive postseason trip - the longest active streak in Division I athletics. Miami’s 43 total NCAA appearances is the third-most of any program nationwide (Texas - 56, Florida State - 52).

• Miami has an all-time record of 117-43 (.731) in the Regional round, including a 1-2 mark in the Louisville Regional in 2013.Miami’s all-time mark in the postseason stands at an impressive 178-91 (.662).

CONFERENCE CROWN...

• Miami ended the season as the hottest college baseball team in the nation - with wins in 27 of its last 30 regular season games - and captured its second ACC Regular Season Championship by defeating North Carolina in two of three games in its final home set.

• By winning two of three games against the Tar Heels, the Hurricanes set a new program record for ACC victories (24) and tied the all-time ACC record in the same category. Only three other ACC teams had ever won 24 league games in a season: Florida State twice (2008, 2012) and Clemson (2006).

• Miami earned two top conference awards: catcher Zack Collins was named 2014 ACC Freshman of the Year and starterChris Diaz was named ACC Co-Pitcher of the Year. In addition, seven players earned 2014 All-ACC recognition.

TALE OF TWO SEASONS…

• Miami went 13-12 (.520) in its first 25 games of the regular season, including just a 5-4 mark (.555) in its first three ACC series.

• The Hurricanes reeled off wins in 27 of its last 30 in the regular season, including a 19-2 mark in its final seven conference weekends. The impressive stretch also included four ACC three-game road sweeps - the first time since 2005 the feat has been accomplished.

• Miami did not lose an ACC series after dropping two of three at home to Virginia (March 22-24). The Hurricanes captured 10 ACC wins in a row during its overall 14-game winning streak - a new record.

• The Hurricanes’ previous best record in league play came in 2008, when it finished 23-5 and earned a No. 1 seed at the ACC Championship in Jacksonville, Fla.