UM baseball 6, Boston College 2

UM baseball wins ACC opener against Boston College


For the Miami Herald

The UM baseball team, behind four RBI from No. 9 hitter Brandon Lopez and a strong start from junior left-hander Chris Diaz, won its Atlantic Coast Conference opener 6-2 against Boston College on Friday at Alex Rodriguez Park.

The No. 16 Hurricanes (8-5, 1-0) won their third game in a row after dropping two of three to Florida State in Tallahassee last weekend.

Lopez, who finished 2 for 4, tripled to right-center in the second inning to drive in the Hurricanes’ first two runs. In the sixth, he brought home two more on a full-count delivery that he took back up the middle. Both hits came with two outs.

“I just tried to stay with the approach,” said Lopez, whose four RBI tied a career high. “I’ve been working with [hitting coach Gino DiMare] in the cages. I was able to hit it to the right side, and I was able to get those two base knocks with two outs.”

Diaz, who improved his record to 4-0, gave up two runs on five hits in 7 1/3 innings. He struck out seven and walked one.

Alex Hernandez and Willie Abreu each went 2 for 4 with a run scored in the win against BC (6-7, 0-1). Abreu drove in Hernandez in the seventh on a high chopper that snuck up the middle.

The Canes are planning to send Bryan Radziewski (0-2, 4.20 ERA) to the mound Saturday in Game 2 of the three-game weekend series.

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