SATURDAY, MAY 07, 2005
Baseball Falls to No. 4 Miami, 15-2
May 7, 2005
CORAL GABLES, Fla. - Sophomore Pete Clifford (Jacksonville/Providence) hit his team-leading seventh home run of the season but No. 4 Miami scored 15 runs on 19 hits to defeat JU baseball, 15-2, Saturday evening at Mark Light Field. JU falls to 21-28 on the year, while the Hurricanes improved to 35-11-11.
Brandon Camardese (6-0) earned the win after allowing two runs on three hits with a walk and seven strikeouts in 6.0 innings of work.
Junior RHP Neal Frontz (Jacksonville/Trinity Christian/Florida JC) was tagged with the loss (6-5) after allowing eight runs on 10 hits with a walk and two strikeouts in 4.1 innings of work. It marked the shortest outing of the season for Frontz. Junior LHP Aaron Parvey (North Ft. Meyers, Fla.) hurled 2.1 innings of scoreless relief.
JU took a 1-0 lead in the top of the third inning when sophomore Justin Young (Oviedo, Fla.) hit an RBI single up the middle with one out. Senior Sean McHugh (Port Orange, Fla.) led off the inning with a double down the right-field line before scoring on the single by Young.
Miami took a 5-1 lead in the bottom of the third when Danny Robataille hit an RBI double to left center, Paco Figueroa hit a two-run triple to right and Ryan Braun hit a two-run homer to left field.
The Dolphins cut the deficit to 5-2 when Clifford led off the top of the fifth with a solo shot to right-center field. For Clifford, it was his team-leading seventh home run of the season.
The Hurricanes made it 9-2 in the bottom of the fifth after an RBI base hit through the left side by John Jay, an RBI double off the left-center wall by Danny Valencia and a two-run homer down the left-field line by Eddy Rodriguez.
Miami increased the lead to 15-2 after scoring six runs on seven hits, while taking advantage of two Dolphin errors.
JU and Miami will conclude its three-game series on Sunday, May 8 at 1 p.m. The game can be heard live on 1320, The Patriot with Cole Pepper calling the action and Travis Baptist providing color commentary.