Championship Game Notes

By NU Athletic Communications
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Miami Notes

  • Miami captured its 13th consecutive NCAA Regional championship by winning its 10th consecutive regional game. The Hurricanes are making their 34th straight appearance in the NCAA Tournament. The Hurricanes improved to 39-21 on the year.
  • Hurricane second baseman Jemile Weeks was named the Most Outstanding Player in the NCAA Lincoln Regional by hitting .583 (7-for-12) with four doubles, four RBIs and eight runs scored. He also drew three walks and added a sacrifice. His on-base percentage in three regional games was an outstanding .667.
  • Miami outfield Jon Jay provided similar production to Weeks, joining him on the All-Regional Team. Jay notched four RBIs in a 3-for-5 performance at the plate in the championship game. He finished the tournament hitting .545 (6-for-11) with six RBIs and four runs scored. He added three walks to finish with on-base percentage of .643 in three regional games.
  • Six Hurricanes earned spots on the NCAA Lincoln Regional All-Tournament Team, including Jemile Weeks (Most Outstanding Player), Eddy Rodriguez, Jon Jay, Eddy Rodriguez, Roger Tomas and Danny Valencia.
  • Miami's 9-1-2-3 hitters (Blake Tekotte, Jemile Weeks, Tommy Giles, Jon Jay) combined to go 11-for-17 with nine RBIs and eight runs scored in the championship game.
  • Hurricane hurler Scott Maine improved to 11-3 on the season by tossing a complete game in just 97 pitches. Maine allowed just three earned runs on six hits. It was the first complete-game victory by a Miami hurler since June 12, 2004 when Cesar Carillo defeated Florida.
  • As a team, Miami hit .342 (38-for-111) with 12 extra-base hits, including three homers, one triple and eight doubles. The Canes also drew 14 walks in three contests.
  • Four Hurricane hitters batted .385 or better in the Lincoln Regional, including Jemile Weeks (.583), Jon Jay (.545), Blake Tekotte (.444) and Tommy Giles (.385).
  • Miami outscored its opponents 29-8 in its three NCAA Lincoln Regional games, winning all three games by at least six runs (11-2 vs. San Francisco, 8-2 vs. Manhattan, 10-4 vs. Manhattan).

Manhattan Notes

  • Manhattan finished its season with a 34-23 record after reaching its first-ever regional championship contest. The Jaspers' 34 wins are a school record in baseball and tie the most victories by any program in Manhattan history. Manhattan's 1993 softball team also won 34 games, finishing 34-17.
  • Designated hitter John Fitzpatrick ended his career as Manhattan's career hits leader. Fitzpatrick, who earned a spot on the all-tournament team, went 1-for-3 in the championship game with his sixth-inning single giving him 216 career hits to break Gary Diaz's (2002-05) previous school mark of 215. Fitzpatrick finished the season with school single-season records of 18 home runs and 66 RBIs.
  • Fitzpatrick finished the season by hitting safeley in 18 of his final 19 games, going hitless only against the Hurricanes on Saturday night in the winner's bracket game of the regional.
  • Fitzpatrick was Manhattan's top hitter in the NCAA Lincoln Regional by batting .333 (4-for-12) with a pair of home runs, two RBIs and three runs scored. He also drew four walks.
  • Matt Nevins, who earned his second save of the season in Sunday's first game, made his team-high 21st appearance by going five innings to start Sunday's championship game. Nevins took the loss to fall to 3-6 on the year, but kept Manhattan within striking distance by allowing five runs, four earned, on eight hits.
  • Left fielder Eric Nieto earned a spot on the Lincoln Regional All-Tournament Team after going 2-for-4 with two runs scored and one RBI in the championship game. Nieto scored six runs for the Jaspers in the NCAA Lincoln Regional to lead the Jaspers. Nieto hit .250 (4-for-16) in the tournament but had two doubles and a home run to go along with a pair of walks. 
  • Manhattan ace Chris Cody joined John Fitzpatrick and Eric Neito on the NCAA Lincoln Regional All-Tournament Team Cody pitched the Jaspers into the winner's bracket on Friday by allowing just one run on eight hits in a complete-game win over the top-seeded Nebraska Cornhuskers.


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