The University of Miami baseball team extended its winning streak to five consecutive games Tuesday with a 6-2 victory over Maine at Alex Rodriguez Park at Mark Light Field.
With Miami leading 2-1 in the middle innings, a four-run seventh — which included an RBI single from junior Jacob Heyward and a two-RBI single from junior Willie Abreu — ballooned the hosts’ lead to a more comfortable 6-1.
Heyward, one of three Hurricanes (10-2) to deliver a multi-hit performance, tied a career high with three hits (3 for 3) in front of 2,411. He reached base in all four plate appearances.
“I felt good today. I had to make a few adjustments last week with our hitting coaches Gino [DiMare] and [Norberto] Lopez,” Heyward said. “I felt comfortable and stayed confident.”
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Junior Randy Batista, making only his fourth start of the season for Miami, drove in the tying and winning runs as the team’s nine-hole hitter. His bunt single in the second tied the score 1-1, and his sixth-inning single put the Hurricanes ahead for good.
Miami received six innings from sophomore Jesse Lepore, who earned a win for the second straight outing. Lepore, who picked up the first win of his career in his last start vs. FGCU, struck out six and walked just one.