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#2 Miami Baseball Takes on Notre Dame in South Bend This Weekend

Richard Lewis/UM Athletics

Courtesy UM

Game Times: Saturday (Game 1): 1 p.m. | Saturday (Game 2): TBD | Sunday: 1 p.m.


Pitching Probables:

Game 1: LHP Thomas Woodrey (Miami) vs. RHP Ryan Smoyer (Notre Dame)

Game 2: LHP Michael Mediavilla (Miami) vs. LHP Sean Guenther (Notre Dame)

Game 3: LHP Danny Garcia (Miami) vs. TBD

Broadcasts:

TV: ESPN3 / WatchESPN (all three games)

Student Radio: WVUM 90.5 FM | WVUM.org (all games)

CANES TRAVEL TO SOUTH BEND

• After capturing a 4-0 win over FGCU on April 5 in Fort Myers, No. 2 Miami continues a four-game road swing with its first trip to South Bend, Ind., for a series against Notre Dame since 1999.

• The Hurricanes carry a 17-6 lead in the all-time head-to-head series against the Fighting Irish, including a 4-1 mark in road games. UM walked off against Notre Dame 6-5 in a 2015 ACC Championship game in Durham, N.C, and won two of three in the 2014 regular season.

• Miami (24-4) has won 19 of its past 21 games and sits in first place in the ACC’s Coastal Division with a 10-2 conference record.


MORRIS EARNS MILESTONE WINS IN STYLE­

• With a walk-off grand slam by junior Willie Abreu vs. Louisville on March 18, Miami head coach Jim Morris became just the sixth coach in history of Division I baseball to reach the 1,500-win milestone.

• A little over a week later, Morris became the second coach in the history of Miami baseball to win 1,000 games when the Hurricanes walked off against Clemson 5-4 on March 26 (Ron Fraser - 1,267).

• With a 4-0 win over FGCU on April 5, Morris moved Larry Hays (1,508) as the fifth-winningest coach in Division I history by wins.

• Since his arrival in 1994, UM’s 1,005 wins are sixth-most in Division I.


BUILDING A RESUME

• In early Preseason ‘Field of 64 projections’ by both Baseball America and D1Baseball.com this week, Miami was projected to be the No. 2 national seed for the NCAA postseason.

• In the first NCAA RPI release of the 2016 season on April 5, Miami was No. 2, trailing only Florida. The Hurricanes have nine wins against the RPI top 25 (9-3) and are 12-3 against the RPI top 100.


DESTINATION: OMAHA

• Miami made its return to the College World Series in 2015, marking the program’s first trip to Omaha, Neb., since 2008. Miami’s 24 College World Series trips are the second-most of any program in the country

• The Hurricanes have won 48 games in the College World Series, the fourth-most of any program nationwide; Miami’s four national championships (1982, 1985, 1999, 2001) rank fifth-most

• Since the NCAA began award national seeds prior to the 1999 season, Miami has been among the top eight six seasons: 1999 (#1), 2001 (#2), 2003 (#8), 2004 (#3), 2008 (#1) and 2015 (#5)

• Of the 41 teams that have been awarded national seeds since 1999, Miami is one of just 12 programs to have earned the distinction five or more seasons.