University of Miami

Garrett Kennedy, David Thompson provide firepower for Hurricanes sweep

Garrett Kennedy capped a brilliant week with three more hits, including his first career triple, David Thompson drilled his team-high ninth homer, and Enrique Sosa pitched 61/3 innings of scoreless baseball.

Those were the main highlights for the No. 12 Miami Hurricanes, who beat visiting Duke 10-0 on Sunday to sweep the three-game Atlantic Coast Conference series.

Miami (24-9, 11-4) leads the ACC’s Coastal Division by four games and could move up in the national rankings after a 4-0 week that included an easy win over Bethune-Cookman.

Duke (19-13, 4-11) has lost seven games in a row.

Kennedy, a senior catcher, hit .692 for the week, going 9 for 13 with eight RBI. He had at least one RBI in each game. His eight RBI this week gives him 20 for the year, eclipsing his previous best of 16. And despite never hitting above .282 previously, he now leads the team with a .378 batting average.

Thompson, who had his career-long 20-game hit streak snapped on Saturday, had a run-scoring single in Miami’s five-run third inning and added a three-run homer in the sixth. He leads the team with 44 RBI.

As a team, Miami has 26 homers, one more than all of last year.

Sosa (4-3), who had struggled of late, allowed just one hit — which came in the fifth — and one walk, lowering his ERA from 5.14 to 4.35. His 61/3 innings tied a career high.

The Canes have won four consecutive ACC series, two of them on sweeps.

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