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Miami Baseball Drops a 17 Inning Thriller to FSU, 8-7

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On a special night where UM honored "The Wizard," Ron Fraser, they looked for a special performance on the diamond.

The "Canes showed a lot of heart, 3 times coming back from 1 run deficits deep in the game, before eventually falling in 17 innings, 8-7 to Florida State.

Early on it was not promising, as the 'Canes fell behind Noles 4-0 after 5.

But the middle on the line-up, Zack Collins, David Thompson, and Willie Abreu, all delivered big time RBIs and the Hurricanes evened things up at 4 after 7.

And that's how things would remain well into extra innings.

The Seminoles scored once in the 11th to take the lead, but in the bottom half of the inning, Christopher Barr scored on a wild pitch to knot things back up.

In the 13th, Florida State again took a one run advantage.

Once again, Miami answered.

This time, Ricky Eusebio singled in the equalizer.

A sac fly by Taylor Walls that scored Dylan Busby put the Seminoles right back on top one inning later.

Yet again, the Hurricanes responded.  George Iskenderian led off with a walk, stole second, and scored on a wild pitch/throwing error.

Finally in the 17th FSU scored on a wild pitch by Derik Beauprez.   This time UM didn't have an answer.

Josh Delph had 5 big hits on the night for the Noles.  Quincy Nieporte added 3 knocks and 2 RBIs.

Andy Suarez (4-0, 2.09)  takes the mound tonight for Miami (7PM ESPNU) Vs FSU's Mike Compton (1-1, 1.87) in game two of the series.