Game 2 Postgame Notes

By NU Athletic Communications
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NCAA Lincoln Regional: Game 2
(Miami vs. San Francisco)

Hurricanes Notes

     The win marks Head Coach Jim Morris’ 600th career victory at Miami.  Morris is in his 14th season with the Hurricanes.

     The win is Miami’s 10th consecutive in a regional opener and eighth consecutive overall regional win.  The Canes are now 25-2 in their last 27 regional matches.

     Miami pitcher Danny Gil earned the win in just his third start of his career. Gil (3-2) is now 2-1 in games he started after a loss to Winthrop on Feb. 5 and a win over UCLA on Feb. 12.  Gil also tossed a career-high 5.1 innings.

     The Hurricanes, who got on the board early with a pair of runs in their first at-bat, are now 27-7 when scoring before their opponent.

     Team captain Jon Jay knocked his first triple of the season in the bottom of the sixth inning, driving home a run to put Miami up, 7-2.

     Third baseman Danny Valencia belted a two-run homer in the bottom of the sixth inning for his seventh home run of the season, one shy of his single-season high. 

     Valencia also notched five RBIs against the Dons, the most in a postseason game for Miami since Danny Matienzo drove in six runs against Tennessee on June 9, 2001.



San Francisco Dons Notes

     Catcher Jonathan Norfolk became the first-ever Don to record a hit in NCAA Tournament action with a shot to center field in the top of the second inning.  Norfolk was quickly matched by first baseman Mitchell Bialosky, to give San Francisco two hits to Miami’s one heading into the bottom of the second.

     Pitcher/DH Scott Cousins scored the first run for San Francisco in NCAA Regional history when he came across on Jonathan Norfolk's misplayed ground ball by third baseman Danny Valencia in the fourth inning.

     San Francisco is now 7-4 when allowing two or more home runs in a game.

     Pitcher Scott Cousins saw his nine-game hitting streak snapped after going hitless in two at-bats against Miami.


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