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Hurricanes to Host UCF, Missouri State and Stony Brook 2012 NCAA Baseball - Miami Regional
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NCAA Baseball Regional June 5 The Miami Hurricanes will host the 24th NCAA Tournament Regional in program history beginning this Friday, and will be joined at Alex Rodriguez Park at Mark Light Field by second-seeded UCF, third-seeded Missouri State and fourth-seeded Stony Brook.
Friday, June 1
Game 1 - 2 p.m. UCF vs. Missouri State Game 2 - 7 p.m. Stony Brook vs. Miami
Saturday, June 2
Game 3 - 2 p.m. Loser of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 2 Game 4 - 7 p.m. Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2
Sunday, June 3
Game 5 - 2 p.m. Loser of Game 4 vs. Winner of Game 3 Game 6 - 7 p.m. Winner of Game 4 vs. Winner of Game 5
Monday, June 4 (if necessary)
Game 7 - 7 p.m. Winner of Game 6 vs. Loser of Game 6
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2012 Football Schedule 9/1 at Boston College 9/8 at Kansas State 9/15 vs. Bethune-Cookman (Band Day) 9/22 at Georgia Tech 9/29 vs. NC State (Family Weekend) 10/6 vs. Notre Dame at Soldier Field 10/13 vs. North Carolina (Hispanic Heritage Day) 10/20 vs. Florida State (Homecoming) 11/1 vs. Virginia Tech 11/10 at Virginia 11/17 vs. USF (Senior Day) 11/24 at Duke 12/1 ACC Championship (Charlotte, N.C.)
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UM to Host UCF, Missouri State and Stony Brook Miami qualifies for 40th straight postseason berth
The University of Miami Hurricanes will host the 24th NCAA Tournament Regional in program history beginning this Friday, and will be joined at Alex Rodriguez Park at Mark Light Field by second-seeded UCF, third-seeded Missouri State and fourth-seeded Stony Brook. Miami found out its postseason fate a day early, as the team was selected as one of 16 regional hosts for the first round of the postseason. The Hurricanes, who finished the season with a 36-21 record and an appearance in the Atlantic Coast Conference Championship, were one of five teams from the conference selected to host. Miami will open its postseason with the fourth-seeded Seawolves of Stony Brook (4611), who earned a berth by capturing their fourth America East Conference Championship in program history. The Hurricanes have faced the Seawolves only one time, winning their March 19, 2003 match-up in Coral Gables by a final score of 9-8. First pitch for the Hurricanes game against the Seawolves on Friday, June 1 is set for 7 p.m. at Alex Rodriguez Park. UCF finished the season 43-15 overall and an impressive 16-8 in Conference-USA. Miami split its home-and-home with the Knights
this season, earning a win during their March 14 road trip to Orlando, Fla. but falling 4-1 in a home contest in early April. Despite dropping their most recent match-up, the Hurricanes hold a 16-4 all-time advantage over the Knights. UCF will open its postseason at 2 p.m. on Friday, June 1 against Missouri State. Similar to their brief history with the Seawolves, the Hurricanes have little experience facing the Bears of Missouri State. Miami has taken the only two head-to-head match-ups with the university, formerly known as Southwest Missouri State. Miami enjoyed an 8-2 win in the Austin, Texas regional of the 1996 postseason, and also captured a 7-5 win on June 17, 2003 during the College World Series in Omaha. ACC competitors Florida State (Tallahassee, Fla.), Virginia (Charlottesville, Va.), North Carolina (Chapel Hill, N.C.) and North Carolina State (Raleigh, N.C.) were announced among the other 15 hosts announced on Sunday. Overall, seven teams from the conference were selected among the field of 64. The ACC also placed the Yellow Jackets of Georgia Tech in the Gainesville, Fla. regional (hosted by Florida) and the Clemson Tigers in the Columbia, S.C. regional (hosted by South Carolina).
Coral Gables Regional Ticket Information Miami to play host to UCF, Missouri State and Stony Brook
The University of Miami is playing host to the 2012 Coral Gables Regional in the NCAA Baseball Tournament. The Hurricanes welcome UCF, Missouri State and Stony Brook to Alex Rodriguez Park at Mark Light Field June 1-4.
Individual session tickets will go on-sale Thursday at 8:30 a.m. online at HurricaneSports.com, in-person at the Hurricane Ticket Office, and over the phone at (305) 2842263.
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2012 NCAA DIVISION I
BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP Coral Gables Regional - Miami (FL) J June 1-4, 1 4 2012 (times listed are local time at site)
#3 Missouri Mi i St. St (39-20) (39 ( 20))
Game 1 Friday, 2 p.m. June 1
#2 UCF (43-15) Game 4 Saturday, 7 p.m. June 2
#1 Miami (FL) (36-21)
Game 2 y, 7 p.m. p Friday, June 1 Game 6 S d Sunday, 7 p.m. June 3
#4 Stony Brook (46 (46-11) 11) Loser Game 4
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Game 5 Sunday, 2 p.m. 3 J June
Game 7 Monday, 7 p.m. J ne 4 June (If necessary)
Game 3 S t d Saturday, 2 p.m. June 2
Loser Game 2
Loser Game 6
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2012 NCAA Division I
B b ll Championship Ch pi hip Baseball Regionals June 1-4 *C N t l Sites Sit *Campus or Neutral Double Elimination First Round Pairings First-Round
Super p Regionals g June 8-10 or June 9-11 *Campus or Neutral Sites Best-of-Three Games
#1 *Florida Florida (42-18) (42 18)
Men's College World Series (CWS) June 15-25/26 O h Nebraska N b k Omaha, Double Elimination First Round Pairings First-Round Best of Three CWS Finals Best-of-Three
Men's College g World Series (CWS) ( ) June 15-25/26 Omaha, Nebraska Double Elimination Fi t R First-Round d Pairings P ii Best of Three CWS Finals Best-of-Three
Super p Regionals g June 8-10 or June 9-11 *Campus or Neutral Sites Best-of-Three Games
#1 *UCLA UCLA (42-14) (42 14)
Bethune-Cookman #4 Bethune Cookman (34-25) (34 25) Col of Charleston (37 (37-20) #3 Col. 20)
College Station Regional hosted by Texas A&M College Station Regional hosted by Texas A&M Friday, June 1‐ y, 1:35 p.m. and 7:35 p.m. (ESPN3) p p ( ) Saturday, June 2‐ y, 1:35 p.m. and 7:35 p.m. (ESPN3) p p ( ) Sunday, June 3 ‐ 1:35 p.m. and 7:35 p.m. (ESPN3) Monday, June 4 ‐ 7:35 p.m. (if necessary) (ESPN3)
Super Regional Champion
(39-17) #1 *North North Carolina St St. (39 17) vs vs.
#4 Sacred Heart (25-30) (25 30) Regional Champion
Columbia Regional hosted by South Carolina Friday, June 1‐ Noon and 4 p.m. (ESPNU) Saturday, June 2‐ d Noon and 4 p.m. (ESPNU) d ( ) SSunday, June 3‐ d J 3 N Noon and 4 p.m. (ESPNU d4 (ESPNU M d J 4 7 p.m. (if necessary) (ESPNU) 7 (if ) (ESPNU) Monday, June 4‐
#1 *Virginia (38-17-1) vs.
Super Regional Champion
#1 *Texas Texas A&M (42-16) (42 16) vs. vs
#4 Dayton (31-28) (31 28) Regional Champion
#1 *Miami (FL) (36-21) vs.
#4 Stony Brook S B k (46-11) (46 11)
Okl h (38 22) #2 Oklahoma (38-22)
#3 Missouri St. (39-20) (43 15) #2 UCF (43-15)
Super Regional Champion
#1 *South Carolina (40-17) ( )
Super Regional Champion
#1 *LSU ((43-16))
( ) #4 Manhattan (33-25) #3 Coastal Caro. (41 (41-17) 17)
#3 Ole Miss (35 (35-24) 24) #2 TCU (36-19) (36 19)
All times are Eastern
#4 Army (41-13) A (41 13)
(36-22) #3 New Mexico (36 22) #2 San Diego (40-15) (40 15)
Gainesville Gainesville Regional hosted by Florida Regional hosted by Florida Friday, June 1‐ Friday June 1‐ 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. (ESPN3) 1 p m and 7 p m (ESPN3) Saturday, June 2 Saturday June 2‐ 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. (ESPN3) 1 p m and 7 p m (ESPN3) Sunday, Sunday, June 3 June 3 ‐ Noon Noon (ESPN2) and 6 p.m. (ESPN3) (ESPN2) and 6 p.m. (ESPN3) Monday, June 4 ‐ o day, Ju e 7 p.m. (if necessary) (ESPN3) p. . ( ecessa y) ( S 3)
#2 Vanderbilt (33 (33-26) 26)
#3 Appalachian St. (39-16)
(26-28) #4 Creighton (26 28)
#2 Georgia Tech (36-24) (36 24)
#3 UNC Wilmington (38 (38-21) 21)
Regionals June 1-4 *C N t l Sites Sit *Campus or Neutral Double Elimination First Round Pairings First-Round
( ) #4 La.-Monroe (31-28) Regional Champion
#3 Belmont (39 (39-22) 22) vs.
( ) #2 Clemson (33-26)
g St. (38-18) ( ) #2 Oregon
*O (42 17) #1 *Oregon (42-17)
*N h Carolina C li (44-14) (44 14) #1 *North
(38 22) #4 Austin Peay (38-22) (41 17) #3 Indiana St St. (41-17)
(31 15 1) #4 Cornell (31-15-1) Regional Champion
Super Regional Champion
#1 *Purdue *P d (44-12) (44 12) vs.
#4 Valparaiso V l i (35 (35-23) 23) #3 Kent St. ((41-17))
National Top Eight Seeds
ll t (35 19) #2 C Call St St. F Fullerton (35-19)
#2 Kentucky (43-16)
1. 2 2. 3 3. 4 4. 5. 6 6. 7 7. 8 8.
Florida (42-18) ( ) UCLA (42-14) (42 14) Florida St. St (43 (43-15) 15) B yl ((44-14) (44 14)) Baylor Oregon (42-17) (42 17) North Carolina (44 (44-14) 14) LSU ((43-16) (43 16)) South Carolina (40 (40-17) 17)
St John's (NY) (37-21) (37 21) #3 St. vs.
E t Carolina C li (35-22-1) (35 22 1) #2 East
Super Regional Champion
#1 *Arizona *A i (38-17) (38 17) vs.
#4 Missouri Mi i (32-26) (32 26) Regional Champion
#3 Louisville ((39-20)) vs.
#2 New Mexico St. (35-22)
ESPN Broadcasts #1 *Rice (40-17) (40 17) vs.
#4 Prairie View (28-23) (28 23) #3 Sam Houston St. (38-20)
#2 Arkansas (39-19) Super Regional Champion
#1 *Baylor *B l (44-14) (44 14) vs.
#4 Oral O l Roberts R b t (37-23) (37 23) #3 Texas-Arlington (36-23) g ( ) vs.
#2 Dallas Baptist (39-17) (39 17) NCAA/5/28/12/JD - 10 a.m. ((ET)) - Official Bracket
#1 *Stanford (38 (38-16) 16)
Stanford Regional hosted by Stanford S f dR i lh db S f d F id J 1 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. (ESPN3) 4 d9 (ESPN3) Friday, June 1‐ Saturday, June 2‐ Saturday June 2 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. (ESPN3) 4 p m and 9 p m (ESPN3) Sunday June 3 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. (ESPN3) Sunday, June 3 ‐ 4 p m and 9 p m (ESPN3) Monday June 4 9 p.m. (if necessary) (ESPN3) Monday, June 4 ‐ 9 p m (if necessary) (ESPN3)
#4 Fresno St. St (30-26) (30 26) Regional Champion
Tucson Regional hosted by Arizona Friday, June 1‐ 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. (ESPNU) Saturday, June 2‐ 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. (ESPNU) Sunday, June 3 ‐ d 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. (ESPN3) d ( ) Monday, June 4‐ M d J 4 11 p.m. (if necessary) (ESPNU) 11 (if ) (ESPNU) All times are Eastern All times are Eastern
#3 Michigan St. (37-21) vs.
Tallahassee Regional hosted by Florida St. Tallahassee Regional hosted by Florida St. Friday, Friday, June 1 June 1‐ Noon Noon and 6 p.m. (ESPN3) and 6 p.m. (ESPN3) Saturday, June 2‐ y, Noon (ESPN3) and 7 p.m. (ESPN2) ( ) p ( ) Sunday, June 3 ‐ y Noon and 6 p.m. (ESPN3) p ( ) Monday, June 4 ‐ 6 p.m. (if necessary) (ESPN3)
#2 Pepperdine (34-21)
#1 *Fl *Florida id St St. (43-15) (43 15) Super Regional Champion
#4 UAB (32-28) (32 28) Regional Champion
#3 Samford ((39-21)) vs.
St (39 (39-22) #2 Mississippi St. 22)
University of Miami Hurricanes 36-21 (16-14 ACC) No. 2 4 7 8 9 10 14 16 17 18 19 21 22 24 27 28 30 31 32 34 35 36 37 39 40 41 44 46 49 51 52 55 77
Name Chantz Mack Stephen Perez Peter Oâ€™Brien Michael Broad Tyler Palmer Alex San Juan Esteban Tresgallo AJ Salcines Eric Erickson Christian Diaz Cade Kreuter Rony Rodriguez Javi Salas Julian Santos Brad Fieger Scott Wiebel Andrew Suarez Nantambu-Akil Fentress Adam Sargent Ryan Otero Corey Janson Dale Carey Eric Nedeljkovic Jarred Mederos Garrett Kennedy Alexander Fernandez E.J. Encinosa John Lawroski Sean Hurley Vince Kossak Eric Whaley Steven Ewing Bryan Radziewski
Pos. OF INF C INF INF C INF/C LHP LHP LHP INF INF RHP OF INF INF LHP INF RHP RHP C OF RHP INF C INF/P RHP OF RHP/DH RHP RHP LHP LHP
Ht./Wt. 5-11/205 5-11/184 6-5/225 5-11/196 5-11/189 5-11/208 6-1/200 /202 6-0/188 6-0/195 6-4/206 5-11/208 6-4/227 6-1/180 6-1/193 6-2/205 6-0/205 5-9/185 5-11/180 6-3/185 6-3/200 6-2/184 6-0/170 5-11/176 6-1/180 5-9/180 6-5/242 5-10/175 6-4/234 6-0/186 6-3/190 6-2/224 5-9/195
Cl. JR JR SR JR SO JR FR SO GS FR JR SR SO R-FR SO SO FR FR SO FR SO SO JR FR FR FR JR JR FR JR JR JR SO
Coaches & Staff 3 Jim Morris - Head Coach 6 Gino DiMare - Assistant Coach/Hitting Coach/Outfielders 33 J.D. Arteaga - Assistant Coach/Pitching Coach 13 Lou Palmisano - Assistant Coach/Catchers/Hitting Jimmy Goins - Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach Robert McDaniel - Director of Baseball Operations Brian Boyls-White - Athletic Trainer Eric Friedman - Student Manager Matt Murtha - Student Manager
Hometown/Last School Homestead, Fla./Archbishop Carroll Miami, Fla./Gulliver Prep Miami Gardens, Fla./Bethune-Cookman Aventura, Fla./Nova Pembroke Pines, Fla./Florida Miami, Fla./Miami Dade Guaynabo, P.R./Colegio Marista Guaynabo Miami, Fla./Florida Christian School Sarasota, Fla./Sarasota Florida City, Fla./Gulliver Prep Newhall, Calif./Southern California Miami, Fla./Miami Dade Coral Gables, Fla./Christopher Columbus Miami, Fla./Killian Naples, Fla./Naples Naples, Fla./Barron Collier Miami, Fla./Christopher Columbus Nashville, Tenn./Ensworth Miami, Fla./Miami Palmetto Senior Coral Gables, Fla./Ransom Everglades Weston, Fla./Flanagan Marietta, Ga./Wheeler Folsom, Calif./Sierra College Hialeah, Fla./Mater Academy Davie, Fla./Archbishop McCarthy Southwest Ranches, Fla./Archbishop McCarthy Miami, Fla./Coral Park Ocala, Fla./Birmingham Southern Sarasota, Fla./Sarasota Lake Worth, Fla./Palm Beach State College Pompano Beach, Fla./Cardinal Gibbons Orlando, Fla./University Miami, Fla./Florida Christian School
Stony Brook University Seawolves 46-11 (21-3 AEC) No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 11 12 14 15 16 17 19 20 23 24 25 26 27 28 30 32 33 41 44
Name Anthony Italiano Kevin Krause Pat Cantwell Michael Hubbard William Carmona Travis Jankowski Gabriel Pena Maxx Tissenbaum Josh Barry Luke Alba Evan Stecko-Haley Sal Intagliata James Campbell Steven Goldstein Michael Roehrig Bryan Tatelman Brandon McNitt Frankie Vanderka Tanner Nivins Kevin Courtney Joshua Mason Jasvir Rakkar Cole Peragine Nick Brass Matt Gallup G.C. Yerry Zachary Uher Tyler Johnson
Pos. C C/OF C OF IF/RHP OF IF IF LHP IF RHP OF RHP OF 1B/OF IF/RHP RHP RHP OF 1B/LHP OF/RHP RHP IF RHP RHP LHP LHP RHP
Ht./Wt. 5-9/185 6-2/190 6-1/205 6-2/180 220 6-3/190 5-9/156 5-11/191 5-10/160 6-0/190 6-5/185 6-2/210 6-1/195 5-11/175 6-2/190 6-1/180 5-10/170 6-2/205 5-10/195 6-1/195 6-2/180 6-2/200 5-11/170 6-2/190 5-10/160 6-1/195 6-4/210 6-0/180
Cl. SO FR SR SO JR JR SO JR SO FR SR SR JR FR FR SO SO SO JR SO SO JR FR FR FR JR SO SR
Coaches 10 Matt Senk - Head Coach 21 Joe Pennucci - Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator 13 Mike Marron - Assistant Coach/Pitching Coach 31 Dave Lorber - Volunteer Assistant Coach
Hometown/Last School Sayville, N.Y./St. Anthony’s/Boston College Staten Island, N.Y./Tottenville West Islip, N.Y./West Islip Northridge, Calif./Crespi Carmelite Hempstead, N.Y./Hempstead Lancaster, Pa./Lancaster Catholic Bronx, N.Y./Herbert H. Lehman Toronto, Ontario/York Mills Collegiate Seaford, N.Y./MacArthur Downington, Pa./Malvern Prep Coral Springs, Fla./Coral Glades Franklin Square, N.Y./H. Frank Carey Bridgeport, Conn./St. Joseph East Meadow, N.Y./St. Dominic Lindenhurst, N.Y./Lindenhurst South Windsor, Conn./South Windsor/Avon Old Farms
Chino Hills, Calif./Bishop Amat Levittown, N.Y./MacArthur Kitchener, Ontario/St. Mary’s Lindenhurst, N.Y./St. John the Baptist Woodland Hills, Calif./Crespi Carmelite Brampton, Ontario/Bramalea Secondary School Belle Ewart, Ontario/Belle Ewart Shirley, N.Y./William Floyd Albany, N.Y./Christian Brothers Academy West Shokan, N.Y./Onteora Freeport, N.Y./Upper Room Christian/Home School
Chatsworth, Calif./Crespi Carmelite
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Missouri State University 39-20 (13-7 MVC) No. 1 3 4 5 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 18 19 21 23 24 25 26 27 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36
Name Keenen Maddox Brett Marshall Brent Seifert Patrick Drake Joey Hawkins Clay Murphy Spiker Helms Nick Petree Conner Wilson Trey Massenberg Kevin Medrano Eric Cheray Derek Mattea Conor Smith Jake Powers Danny McMurtrey Cody Schumacher Landon Jarrett Koby Peebles Brock Chaffin Darin Francis Dylan Becker Tyler Burgess Luke Voit Travis McComack Jonathan McCann Zach Merciez Pierce Johnson Grant Gordon Erik Shannahan
Pos. OF C INF OF INF RHP INF / OF RHP OF/INF OF INF SS/C OF C / 1B RHP RHP RHP LHP INF/OF 1B C INF LHP C / 1B INF RHP RHP RHP RHP RHP
Coaches & Staff 2 Keith Guttin - Head Coach 28 Paul Evans - Assistant Coach 20 Brent Thomas - Assistant Coach 44 Matt Lawson - Volunteer Assistant 17 Ray Kelly - Graduate Manager Blake Barber - Student Assistant Christian Overstreet - Student Assistant
Ht./Wt. 5-9/175 6-2/210 6-0/195 6-3/195 5-11/165 5-10/170 6-0/195 6-1/195 6-4/200 6-0/170 6-0/160 6-3/185 6-3/210 6-3/225 5-10/170 6-2/190 6-0/190 5-10/190 6-2/200 6-3/250 5-10/200 6-0/185 6-0/185 6-3/230 5-9/155 6-5/200 6-2/190 6-3/180 6-0/180 6-3/195
Cl. JR SR SR SO FR JR SR R-SO FR SO SR FR SR SO R-SO JR JR SO JR SR FR FR FR JR SR SO FR JR JR JR
Hometown/Last School Ballwin, Mo. / Parkway West HS Springfield, Mo. / Glendale HS Cameron, Mo. / Iowa Western CC Webb City, Mo. / Webb City HS Whitby, Ontario / Sinclair Secondary School Wolf Lake, Ill. / Shawnee HS Washington, Mo. / Longview College Clinton, Mo. / Clinton HS Strafford, Mo. / Strafford HS St. Louis, Mo. / Lutheran North HS Lee’s Summit, Mo. / Lee’s Summit North HS Topeka, Kan. / Seaman HS Collinsville, Ill. / John A. Logan College Ballwin, Mo. / Parkway West HS St. Charles, Mo. / Illinois-Chicago Blue Springs, Mo. / Longview College Topeka, Kan. / Johnson County CC Mansfield, Mo. / Jefferson College Clever, Mo. / Crowder College Stoutland, Mo. / Longview College Springfield, Mo. / Parkview HS Leawood, Kan. / Shawnee Mission East HS Webb City, Mo. / Webb City HS Wildwood, Mo. / Lafayette HS De Soto, Mo. / De Soto HS St. Joseph, Mo. / Central HS Bartlesville, Okla. / Bartlesville HS Arvada, Colo. / Faith Christian Academy Salem, Mo. / Salem HS Collinsville, Ill. / John A. Logan College
University of Central Florida 43-15 (16-8 C-USA) No. 1 2 3 5 6 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 19 20 21 24 25 27 28 29 30 32 33 34 35 36 37 39 41 42 43 44
Name Travis Shreve Ronnie Richardson Spencer Haynes Austin Johnston JoMarcos Woods Ryan Breen Erik Barber Garrett Nuss Erik Hempe James Vasquez Tommy Williams Dale Irving Brian Adkins Ben Lively Chris Taladay Darnell Sweeney Joe Rogers Eric Skoglund Jeramy Matos Shawn McDorman Ethan Smith Nick Carrillo Bryan Brown Harrison Hukari Jimmy Reed Roman Madrid Ray Hanson Gregg Cooke Alex Friedrich Chris Matulis D.J. Hicks Matt Collins Ryan Meyer
Pos. IF OF/RHP IF IF OF/LHP C OF RHP OF IF/OF IF C LHP RHP C/IF IF LHP LHP OF RHP C UTIL RHP LHP LHP RHP RHP RHP OF LHP IF/RHP RHP RHP
Ht./Wt. 5-10/170 5-8/180 5-11/170 6-2/205 5-7/170 5-11/195 5-9/185 6-2/195 6-1/195 6-0/220 6-2/175 5-11/190 6-0/180 6-4/205 6-1/215 6-0/170 6-1/200 6-7/175 6-2/210 6-2/200 6-1/205 6-3/220 6-3/215 6-6/240 6-2/190 6-1/200 6-7/225 6-7/200 5-11/185 6-6/230 6-5/250 6-5/210 6-6/195
Coaches & Staff 26 Terry Rooney - Head Coach 7 Ryan Klosterman - Assistant Coach 17 Joe Mercadante - Assistant Coach 8 Brandon Romans - Volunteer Assistant Coach Alex Guerra - Director of Baseball Operations Ryan McPhail - Equipment Manager
Cl. SR JR R-FR JR FR JR FR FR SR FR FR FR JR SO JR JR JR FR JR JR SO JR SR FR JR JR SR R-SO SR R-JR R-JR SR FR
Hometown/Last School Auburn, Wash./Skagit Valley College Eagle Lake, Fla./Lake Region Valrico, Fla./Brandon Winter Haven, Fla./Winter Haven Orlando, Fla./The First Academy Palm City, Fla./South Fork Lakeland, Fla./Lakeland Sorrento, Fla./Mount Dora Anaheim, Calif./Cypress College Palm City, Fla./Martin County North Palm Beach, Fla./Palm Beach Gardens Lynn Haven, Fla./Mosley Orlando, Fla./University Gulf Breeze, Fla./Gulf Breeze Windermere, Fla./Olympia Miramar, Fla./American Senior Winter Haven, Fla./Winter Haven Sarasota, Fla./Sarasota Lake Worth, Fla./Palm Beach State College Niceville, Fla./Pensacola CC Lakeland, Fla./Lake Gibson Glendale, Ariz./Central Arizona CC Winter Springs, Fla./Winter Springs St. Petersburg, Fla./St. Petersburg Spokane, Wash./Skagit Valley College Victoria, Texas/McLennan CC Long Beach, Calif./Cypress College Tampa, Fla./Sickles Orlando, Fla./University Boynton Beach, Fla./LSU Altamonte Springs, Fla./Lake Brantley DeLand, Fla./Daytona State College Oviedo, Fla./Oviedo
Miami’s “Big Three” Key to Postseason Success Veteran rotation guides Miami to another regional
No one said it would be easy. But days before the Miami Hurricanes opened the 2012 season with their annual UBaseball Alumni Game, Head Coach Jim Morris explained why he thought his team was good enough to make it back to Omaha, otherwise known as college baseball’s Promised Land. “First of all, I feel really good about our starting pitching,” he said. “We have four veteran pitchers returning, and that’s really the number one thing. “We don’t know where we’re at with a lot of things right now, but we do know about [the rotation].” During that sweltering afternoon practice, 108 days before the Hurricanes started preparing for their NCAA-record 40th-consecutive regional, the team’s skipper successfully predicted the future. Miami would end its season as one of only two teams in the conference with a staff earned run average under three (2.95). Each of the team’s three weekend starters finished with an individual ERA ranked in the Top-25 among all Atlantic Coast Conference competition: righthander Eric Whaley (2.47, seventh), team co-captain Eric Erickson (2.84, No. 11) and southpaw Steven Ewing (3.28, No. 17) Suffering from late-season offensive inconsistencies, the team turned to its rotation to lead the charge into Greensboro, N.C. and the Atlantic Coast Conference Championship. How would they respond? Just as they had all season. Erickson, Whaley and Ewing combined to throw 23 innings over three starts at NewBridge Bank Park, striking out 13 batters while allowing just one walk. Against three line-ups featuring countless All-ACC talents, Miami’s rotation allowed just four combined
earned runs, dominating to the tune of a 1.56 ERA. Even after falling in a heartbreaker in their first game to the Wolfpack, the team’s veteran leaders did not waver. After an eerily quiet bus ride back to the team hotel, Erickson stepped to the front of the bus and turned to his teammates. “You know this thing isn’t over, right?” Erickson boomed. “We can still win this thing. We’re far from done here.” Whaley, who earned All-Tournament recognition for a 129-pitch, eight-inning masterpiece against Wake Forest, further demonstrated the rotation’s veteran leadership only two nights later. Already 110 pitches and seven innings deep into his outing, Whaley asked Coach Morris for the ball in the eighth. “He came to me saying that he wanted to stay in the game and that he could get it done,” Morris said after the game. “I don’t do that a lot, but he deserved that opportunity to stay in because he was pitching very well.” The Pompano Beach, Fla. native put the finishing touches on perhaps the most brilliant start of his career, helping lead Miami to a first-place finish in the uber-talented Pool B group of No. 6 North Carolina, No. 15 North Carolina State and Wake Forest. Now, fresh off their second championship appearance in program history, the Hurricanes are set for one last weekend of baseball at The Light with the potential for postseason success resting on the shoulders - literally and figuratively - of its “big three.” “We know what we’re capable of,” Erickson said. “Our rotation is as good as anyone’s in this country. We’ll be ready to play.” by: Camron Ghorbi
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