The Miami Hurricanes are 26-25 (15-13 ACC) after their ninth consecutive win. Jeb Bargfeldt dealt a complete game shutout in what will be his last home start in college baseball. The senior allowed just two hits and no walks over his nine innings pitched, and he had the Eagles off balance all night.
At the plate the Hurricanes got off to a quick start. In the bottom of the first Freddy Zamora reached to start off the inning. He scored quickly after Tony Jenkins knocked a double to right, scoring Zamora from first. Romy Gonzalez would walk to give Miami two men on, but the ‘Canes couldn’t take advantage of the threat. At the end of one Miami led 1-0.
In the bottom of the third Willy Escala launched one over the fence in left to give Miami a two run advantage. Miami would again put men on base later in the inning, but once again couldn’t get the clutch hit to knock in another run. After three Miami led 2-0.
In the bottom of the eighth Miami put together a rally to score a third run. The Hurricanes loaded the bases with one out, and a wild pitch scored Danny Reyes, making the lead 3-0 in favor of the ‘Canes. Boston College would respond by going to the bullpen, and the new reliever would work out of the jam.
Jeb Bargfeldt would work through the ninth to complete the game, and Miami is above .500 for the first time since March 27. Tomorrow the Hurricanes will look to win the second game of a series they need to sweep. If they lose either remaining game to Boston College they won’t have a chance at an at-large bid for the NCAA Tournament. Every game is vital from now till whenever the season ends for Miami.
Winning Pitcher: Jeb Bargfeldt (4-4, 9.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 7 K)
Losing Pitcher: Jacob Stevens (3-7, 7.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 5 BB, 9 K)
Vs Boston College Game 2
Date & Time: Friday, May 18, 7:00 PM
Hurricanes Starter: Evan McKendry (6-6, 3.81 ERA)
Boston College Starter: Dan Metzdorf (1-7, 5.87 ERA)
Television: ACC Network Extra
Radio: WVUM 90.5 FM