For five innings Saturday night it appeared as though the New York Institute of Technology, fresh off a 26-0 drubbing it took against the UM baseball team Friday, was going to give the Hurricanes a run for their money.
But a seven-run sixth inning for UM put all hopes of a competitive game to rest, and the Canes ultimately coasted to a 13-1 victory at Alex Rodriguez Park at Mark Light Field.
UM has now won seven in a row by a combined score of 95-9.
The scoring outburst allowed coach Jim Morris to pull starter Andy Suarez after six innings. Suarez (6-1) struck out six and allowed one run on three hits.
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NYIT’s lone run off Suarez in the fourth snapped a streak of 26 consecutive scoreless innings from UM pitching, the program’s sixth-longest streak.
With UM (37-13) up 2-1 entering the sixth, three consecutive bases-loaded walks put three runs on the board. Then Zack Collins drove in two more with a double.
Collins, who finished 2 for 3 with four RBI and two runs scored, later belted a two-run home run — his 11th — to center field in the seventh inning.
Jacob Heyward came off the bench to homer for the second night in a row.
“I’m sure the coaches on the other team are going, ‘Who is that guy? Why is he not playing every day?’ ” Morris said. “That’s the way you get in the lineup.”