No. 15 Miami Hands Baseball 17-5 Loss
March 23, 2003
CORAL GABLES, Fla. - Miami unleashed a 15-hit barrage on Boston College for the second day in a row Saturday, beating the Eagles, 17-5, in front of 2,402 fans at Mark Light Field.
Miami (19-4) jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning, scoring on consecutive hits by Ryan Braun and Brian Barton. Danny Figueroa led off with an infield single, moved to second on a sacrifice and scored on Braun's single. Barton followed with a double into the right-center field gap, scoring Braun from first base.
In the third, the Hurricanes widened their lead to 3-0 on Barton's single to center field, which scored Figueroa.
Miami pushed across four more in the fourth to go up 7-0. Giannotti highlighted the inning with a three-run bases-clearing double into the gap in left.
The Hurricanes scored six runs in the fifth to blow the game open. Giannotti's home run deep over the right-field wall highlighted the inning.
The Eagles (8-9) got on the board in the top of the sixth on a two-run double to right-center by sophomore Ryan Morgan (Weymouth, Mass.) and a bases-loaded walk by junior Garrett Greer (Peabody, Mass.).
Matt Lederhos touched UM reliever Alex Perez for a two-run home run in the seventh to make the score 13-5.
Miami rounded out the scoring with four runs in the seventh.
The three-game series concludes Sunday at 1 p.m. The game will be carried on FOX Sports Net Florida.