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BC blows out UM 10-1

DURHAM, N.C. -- Here's today's live blog from the University of Miami's final game at The ACC Tournament against Boston College Friday at Durham Bulls Athletic Park.

> UM starter Iden Nazario didn't get to stick around very long for the Canes. He's out after just 1 2/3 innings. He gave up four earned on three hits with three walks and three strikeouts. David Gutierrez replaced him.

> Another great start for the Canes on offense. The first six hitters get retired in order a day after they were able to get just one hit off FSU starter Brian Busch through five innings and two days after Georgia Tech pitcher Deck McGuire no-hit UM for 5 1/3 innings. The Canes enter today's game hitting a tournament worst .206 (13 for 63 in the series).

> At least today's stadium sound guy is keeping this entertaining. He's playing TV show tunes and has already thrown out the tunes from Night Court, Melrose Place, Dallas, Everybody Loves Raymond and The Jefferson's.

> If there's one thing UM might have gotten out of this tournament its having David Gutierrez recapture some of his confidence. He picked up the win against Georgia Tech Wednesday with three solid innings of relief. He's done a good job again so far today. That could loom large in the regionals next week. I'll have to ask Morris if he might consider moving Gutierrez back into the rotation.

> Ted Blackman picks up UM's first hit with a one-out single to center in the third. UM can't do anything with it. By the way, I never realized how dumb the lyrics to the Who's The Boss intro really was until now.

> By the way, being Cuban-American I had a hearty laugh at this internet commercial filmed here in North Carolina. I found it appropriate to share. By the way, the guys who filmed this commercial are the same ones who created the Red House commercial Dan LeBatard was playing last week on his show on 790 The Ticket.

> Another 1-2-3 inning for David Gutierrez in the fourth.

> Canes blow another golden opportunity to get on the board with a run. With runners on first and third, Harold Martinez can't come through with the clutch hit. Instead, he swings and misses at strike three. BC starter Pat Dean has looked like Randy Johnson today. Dean is BC's No. 3 starter. He came in with a 5-4 record and 3.54 ERA.

> It's only fitting we'd hear the sappy theme from Hill Street Blues as UM finds itself in a nasty situation here in the fifth with the bases loaded and nobody out. John Housey replaced Gutierrez, gave up a hit and walked three -- including BC's fifth run -- before leaving. Sam Robinson will now try to save the Canes' behind.

> Maybe Jim Morris can bring in Jacory Harris next. Canes trail 7-0 here in the fifth and could use one of those Harris touchdown passes to Laron Byrd or Aldarius Johnson to get back in the game. Speaking of the football Canes, did you see Bruce Feldman's interview with Randy Shannon earlier this week?

> Another first and third situation produces zilch for the Canes when Ryan Jackson grounds out weakly to the mound to end the fifth.

> Looks like Morris has thrown in the towel. He's made a few defensive substitutions here in the seventh to give some of his bench players some work. I'm throwing in the towel too.

> Scott Lawson saves UM the embarrassment of being mercy-ruled when he singled home Dave DiNatale, who started the inning with a double, with two outs in the bottom of the seventh.

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