Chris Mourelle dominated for 81/3 innings, and FIU got timely hits from Jack Schaaf and Edwin Rios to lift the Panthers to a 3-1 victory over host Marshall on Sunday afternoon.
With the win, FIU took the three-game set from Marshall and improved to 13-15 overall and 5-4 in Conference USA.
Mourelle took a four-hit shutout into the ninth inning before the Herd (8-18, 2-7) scratched out its only run off the sophomore right-hander. Mourelle (5-2) allowed six hits, one run, two walks and struck out five to record the win. Michael Taylor (1-2) took the loss.
▪ North Carolina 10, UM 3: No.13 University of Miami fell behind early and couldn’t recover at Boshamer Stadium, dropping its series finale to host North Carolina.
The Hurricanes (20-9, 8-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) captured the series Saturday with a 4-3 victory in extra innings, but they could not finish off the three-game sweep. The series win marked the third in a row for Miami, which remains atop the Coastal Division.
The Tar Heels (16-11, 6-6 ACC) tagged UM right-hander Enrique Sosa (3-3) for seven runs in just 22/3 innings.
▪ Lynn 9, Nova Southeastern 6: Nova Southeastern (25-6, 7-2 Sunshine State Conference) fell to host Lynn (25-7, 8-4 SSC) in the series rubber match. Alex Mateo saw his record drop to 5-1.
▪ Rollins 7-5, Barry 1-4 (8): Host Barry dropped both ends of a Sunshine State Conference doubleheader to Rollins. In the first game, Rollins’ Niki Folge held the Bucs (24-9, 8-4 SSC) to just a run on three hits as the Tars (30-5, 11-4 SSC) cruised to the win.
▪ Barry 9, Rollins 0: Barry answered a solid test in a resounding way. The third-ranked Buccaneers remained unbeaten with a sweep of No.12 Rollins at Buccaneer Tennis Center. Barry improved to 16-0 overall, 5-0 in the SSC. Rollins fell to 10-6 overall, 1-3 in the league.
▪ UM 6, Boston College 1: Host UM dominated against Boston College. In doubles play, senior Wilfredo Gonzalez and freshman Kevin Bondar battled and prevailed against Conor Mullins and Philip Nelson, 8-6. At the No.1 singles spot, Christian Langmo fell in the first set against Nelson but rolled in the next two sets, winning his match 2-6, 6-1, 6-1.
▪ Virginia Tech 4, UM 3: After playing for nearly seven hours in a 5-2 win at eighth-ranked Virginia on Friday, No.16 Miami took on No.47 Virginia Tech and suffered its first ACC loss of the season. In a dramatic road contest that came down to the final set between junior Stephanie Wagner and Francesca Fusinato, UM (11-4, 7-1 ACC) was unable to come away with the victory.
▪ FIU 3, South Carolina 2: Sixth-ranked FIU closed out the Palmetto Invitational with the victory over host South Carolina. With the victory, the Panthers extended their dual winning streak to 12 and are now 13-1 on the season.