Miami rallies late, beats Jacksonville
Hurricanes score four times in eighth inning to stay alive
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Miami scored four times in the eighth inning, the last coming on a bases-loaded walk, and beat Jacksonville 6-3 on Sunday and stay alive in the Gainesville Regional.
The Hurricanes (38-22) need to beat Florida twice to advance in the NCAA tournament.
Miami trailed 3-0 after seven innings and looked lethargic most of the day. But Rony Rodriguez got the comeback started with a leadoff homer to start the eighth.
Stephen Perez singled with one out, moved to second on a fielder’s choice and then scored on Chris Pelaez’s single to right. Things really unraveled for Jacksonville (37-24) from there. Dale Carey scored on a wild pitch, then the Dolphins walked a batter, hit one and issued another free pass. Nathan Melendres’ bases-loaded walk put Miami ahead for good.
The Hurricanes have won 10 in a row against Jacksonville.