Miami (Fla.) beats Bethune-Cookman on a wild pitch in the 9th inning
CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- David Thompson scored the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning on a wild pitch to give Miami a 1-0 win against Bethune-Cookman in the Coral Gables Regional on Friday night.
Thompson was hit by a pitch with one out, moved to second on Brandon Lopez's single and went to third on a fielding error by right fielder Josh Johnson. He came around to score when reliever Scott Garner (1-4) threw a pitch in the dirt with two outs.
Andrew Suarez (6-3) tied a career best with 10 strikeouts in a seven-hit shutout, and did not walk a batter.
Wildcats starter Montana Durapau threw 109 pitches through seven scoreless innings before yielding to Garner. He struck out five and scattered three hits.
Miami (42-17) will play Texas Tech on Saturday night, while BCU (26-32) will face Columbia in an elimination game.