Eddie Silva went 3 for 4 with a two-run homer, and Jose Garcia added a solo blast as host FIU once again defeated cross-town rival Miami 5-3 on Wednesday night.
FIU (6-6) has won four of five games against Miami (5-7) since the series was renewed last year.
Miami started six freshmen on Wednesday.
The Panthers led 3-0 early after the home runs by Silva (second inning) and Garcia (third). Miami battled back to tie the score, getting back-to-back RBI doubles by Isaac Quinones and Willy Escala and a wild pitch.
But FIU took a 4-3 lead in the sixth on a sacrifice fly by junior outfielder Diandre Amion and added a run in the eighth.