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No. 4 Miami Baseball Travels to Atlanta for Series with Jackets

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Game Times: Saturday: 7 p.m. | Sunday: 4 p.m. | Monday: 7 p.m.


Pitching Probables:

Saturday: LHP Thomas Woodrey (Miami) vs. RHP Brandon Gold (Georgia Tech)

Sunday: LHP Michael Mediavilla (Miami) vs. RHP Cole Pitts (Georgia Tech)

Monday: LHP Danny Garcia (Miami) vs. RHP Jake Lee (Georgia Tech)

Broadcasts:

TV:      ESPNU / WatchESPN (Monday only)

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

Live Stats:   RamblinWreck.com


Notables:

CANES TO FACE YELLOW JACKETS AT RUSS CHANDLER

• After wrapping up an eight-game homestand Thursday with a 5-2 win over No. 19 FAU, No. 4 Miami travels to Atlanta for a weekend ACC series against host Georgia Tech beginning Saturday, May 7.

• The Hurricanes swept their 2015 series with the Yellow Jackets at Mark Light Field, outscoring Georgia Tech 42-5 in three games. UM leads the all-time series 55-35-2, with a 21-16 lead in road games.

• The biennial trip marks a homecoming of sorts for Miami head coach Jim Morris, who won over 600 games in 12 seasons as head coach at Georgia Tech from 1982 - 1993.

• Miami lefthander Thomas Woodrey (5-3, 4.88 ERA) will oppose Jackets righthander Brandon Gold (5-2, 2.36) in the series opener.


• The series finale will be played Monday at 7 p.m. on ESPNU.


HEATING UP


• Helped by three straight multi-hit performances against Florida A&M, senior Brandon Lopez has raised his average to .406 - the ACC’s fifth-best batting average.


• Lopez has reached base in 26 consecutive games - the longest active stretch for any Miami player, and the second-longest all season to Zack Collins’ stretch of 33 straight that ended April 29.


• Lopez leads the team with 11 doubles, ranks second with 54 hits and is slugging .511 - the second-highest mark of any UM player.


LOOKING FOR A THREE-PEAT

• With a 14-5 record in conference play, Miami enters the weekend in first place in the ACC's Coastal Division.

• Miami won its second straight ACC Coastal Division title in 2015, posting a 22-8 record in ACC play to earn the division crown. Miami went 24-6 to capture the division title in 2014.

• The Hurricanes won 46 ACC games over the 2014-2015 seasons - the second-best two-year stretch by any program since ACC expanded to a 30-game conference schedule prior to 2005.


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.