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Season Ends for Miami Baseball as Florida Bashes the 'Canes 10-2

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The Hurricanes 24th appearance in the CWS will not be one for the record books.

UF jumped all over UM early, and the 'Canes bats had no answers in an incredibly disappointing 2nd straight one-sided loss to the Gators, 10-2 from Omaha.

Miami hoped that junior righty Enrique Sosa could help keep their season alive with a big start.

But it was an inauspicious start for Sosa as Harrison Bader took him yard to dead center on the game's first at bat.

Sosa appeared to get out of the inning but a close 2-2 pitch to Buddy Reed was called a ball.  Predictably the next pitch was hammered into the right field bleachers to make it 3-0 Gators.

In the bottom half of the inning freshman Alex Faedo retired the 'Canes in order, striking out the side.  Miami just couldn't lay off the slider.

Perhaps looking for a spark UM called on lefty ace Andrew Suarez to start the 2nd.

Suarez escaped a bases load jam in the top of the second,  getting Josh Tobias to fly out to left to end the inning.

And that's how the game remained until the 5th when UF scratched out just enough offense to force Suarez from the game.

They never pounded the ball against him, but bleeders, dunkers, and infield singles all seemed to fall the way of the Gator on this evening.

Danny Garcia came on, and was first victimized by a safety squeeze.   Two batters later Jeremy Vasquez doubled in a pair more runs to make it 7-0.

There was definitely no joy in Coral Gables.

And that was basically that.

The 'Canes scored twice in the bottom of the 6th to add a tiny bit of suspense to the game.  But it was far too little, too late.


Miami fans can look back on this season and find the positive in making it back to Omaha.

But somehow the campaign still feels like a loss overall.

After all a program of the Hurricanes' caliber is supposed to do more when they get here.

And getting completely wiped out by one of your biggest rivals not once but twice, is a pretty miserable way to show out in the CWS.

2016 is along ways away, but for UM fans it can not get here soon enough.