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Miami Hurricanes defeat Manhattan 10-0 in a combined three-hitter

UM coach Jim Morris speaks after Miami Defeats Manhattan 10-0

University of Miami baseball coach Jim Morris after Hurricanes victory on Friday, March 4, 2016.
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University of Miami baseball coach Jim Morris after Hurricanes victory on Friday, March 4, 2016.

Miami Hurricanes pitcher Thomas Woodrey had a forgettable Friday last weekend against top-ranked Florida.

He had a night to remember to start this weekend against Manhattan College.

The left-handed senior retired the first 10 batters he faced Friday at Mark Light Field before allowing lone singles in the fourth and seventh for an eventual 10-0 Miami victory.

“It was a big win for us tonight,” UM coach Jim Morris said. “It was good to see Woody pitch well and get back into the groove.”

Woodrey (2-1, 3.00 ERA) struck out a career-high 10 batters in eight innings in leading the sixth-ranked Hurricanes to a 7-2 record. He walked one. It was the first time a Miami pitcher struck out 10 in a game since Andy Suarez did it on April 4, 2015 against Duke.

Left-handed freshman Daniel Epstein relieved Woodrey in the ninth and allowed a single for the combined three-hitter.

Last season in his final regular-season start against Georgia Tech, Woodrey threw a complete-game, one-hit shutout with seven strikeouts.

Last weekend against Florida, Woodrey allowed five earned runs on seven hits with no strikeouts.

Friday was a whole lot easier.

“The best part about baseball is that it’s a long season,” Woodrey said. “I didn’t have my best outing last week. I was anxious to get out there [Friday], and thankfully I was able to have a good performance. The big part was getting ahead of the batters and controlling the count. I think that’s why I had success tonight.”

The Hurricanes, who pounded out a season-high 18 hits, broke out early and often. They scored six runs in the first three innings, highlighted by a four-run second, and added a run in the sixth, two in the seventh and one in the eighth.

With Carl Chester’s double to lead off the bottom of the sixth, every Hurricane starter had gotten at least one hit. Two batters later, junior-college transfer Joe Gomez replaced Zack Collins and smacked his first hit as a Hurricane. Gomez added a double in the eighth.

Miami shortstop Brandon Lopez, in his third game back from suspension, was three for five with two runs scored. Edgar Michelangeli went three for three with an RBI, and Johnny Ruiz and Willie Abreu had two hits apiece.

“It feels just great to be back with my teammates, my brothers,” said Lopez, who is hitting .417. “I felt good at the plate. I was able to work the count deep and go the other way. It’s just awesome when the team gets going early and keeps putting it on late.”

The Hurricanes meet the Jaspers (1-3) at 7 p.m. Saturday, when left-handed sophomore Michael Mediavilla (2-0, 0.82) will pitch against right-handed junior Joey Rocchietti (1-0, 3.38).

Susan Miller Degnan: 305-376-3366, @smillerdegnan

Miami 10, Manhattan 0

Man. ab

r

h

bi

Mia. ab

r

h

bi

Carrera ss

4

0

0

0

Chester cf

4

2

1

2

Bisset cf

3

0

1

0

Barr 1b

2

1

1

1

Santis. rf

4

0

1

0

Crocitto ph

1

0

0

0

Pena c

4

0

1

0

Collins c

3

0

1

0

Forlow 2b

3

0

0

0

Gomez c

2

1

2

1

Reynolds

2

0

0

0

Ruiz 2b

4

0

2

1

Gronlier ph

1

0

0

0

Batista 2b

1

0

1

0

Creden. lf

3

0

0

0

Heyward lf

3

0

1

0

Rocchi. 1b

3

0

0

0

Alvarez lf

1

0

0

0

Pfenni. 3b

2

0

0

0

Abreu rf

4

2

2

0

Rondon ph

1

0

0

0

Buchow ph

0

0

0

1

Lopez ss

5

2

3

0

Michel dh.

3

1

3

1

Gonzalez 3b

4

1

1

2

Totals 30 

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 3

0

Totals 37

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 18

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Manhattan

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Miami

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DP - - Manhattan 1. LOB - Manhattan 4; Miami 9. 2B -Chester, C.(4); Gomez, J.(1); Heyward, J.(1); Gonzalez, R.(4). HBP - Barr, C.. SF - Chester, C.(1); Barr, C.(2); Buchowski(1).

MAN

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

Cosgrove

5

11

6

5

2

4

Kanwisher

1

2

1

1

0

1

Arntsen

1

3

2

2

0

1

DiTorrice

1

2

1

1

0

1

Miami

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

Woodrey

8

2

0

0

1

10

Epstein

1

1

0

0

0

0

Win - Woodrey, T. (2-1). Loss - Cosgrove (0-1). WP - Cosgrove(1). HBP - by Cosgrove (Barr, C.). T: 2:32. Att: 2,608.

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