One day after his team officially opened fall practice, University of Miami baseball coach Jim Morris unveiled the Hurricanes’ 2015 baseball schedule Tuesday.
Miami, the reigning ACC regular-season champion, will embark on a 55-game schedule that includes 35 home games inside Alex Rodriguez Park at Mark Light Field. The Hurricanes finished the 2014 season with a 44-19 overall record and ranked as the top team with a 24-6 mark in conference play.
Miami earned one of 16 NCAA tournament regional host sites, extending the longest active postseason streak in college athletics to 42 consecutive years. Miami has not missed the postseason since 1972.
The Hurricanes will open the season with their annual preseason festivities: the First Pitch Banquet (Feb.5) as well as FanFest and the Alumni Game (Feb.7).
In addition to a challenging 30-game ACC slate, Miami has a nonconference schedule that features Sunshine State foes Florida (Feb. 20-22), FAU (Feb 18, April 8 and April 22), FGCU (March 4 and March 18) and UCF (April 15), among others.
Nova Southeastern University won the team title, and Richard Mansell earned medalist honors, at the Otter Invitational in Seaside, California.
The Sharks won the 18-team event held at the the Bayonet and Blackhorse Golf Course by five strokes over British Colombia, with the hosts Cal State Monterey Bay finishing third.
NSU’s three-round total of 885 (288-296-301) included the lowest and two of the four best team scores of the tournament.
Mansell was the only individual under par for the three rounds, shooting a 1-over-par 73 on Tuesday and a total of 215 (71-71-73), 1-under for the invitational.
Nova Southeastern University finished third, above five Division I squads, at the Fighting Camel Classic in Buies Creek, North Carolina, wrapping up the fall portion of its season.
The Sharks finished third or higher in all four of their fall events. They were only two strokes out of second place, with High Point shooting a total of 908 to NSU’s 910 (302-302-306). Liliana Cammisa was the low golfer for the squad, finishing tied for sixth at a 9-over 225 (70-76-79).
Barry University’s Nico Dreer won the Pembroke Lakes Invitational singles titley. Dreer beat Nicolas Mejia, 6-2, 6-3, in the final at Pembroke Lakes Golf & Racquet Club.