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Hurricanes Baseball from The Light: Florida Gators 4 @ Miami Hurricanes 2 (FINAL)

Maniac George Richards here LIVE! at Mark Light Field getting ready for a little college baseball as two in-state rivals battle it out in sunny South Florida.

Miami won the second game of the three-game set Saturday night with a 9-6 decision, meaning today's game is for the series.

Will be here all day, so keep checking in. The visiting Gators (wearing their road grays with blue caps) are taking infield now. The Canes are wearing their Sunday whites.


UF: CF den Dekker; 2B Adams; 1B Tucker; DH Maddox; RF D.Pigott; SS Fontana; 3B Smith; LF J.Pigott; C Zunio. RHP Tommy Toledo (1-0, 2.08).

UM: CF DeVoss; SS Perez; 2B Lawson; C Grandal; LF Pelaez; 3B Martinez; RF Melendres; DH Ratcliffe; 1B Perry. LHP Eric Erickson (1-0, 2.31).

TOP 1: Erickson gets the first two batters to fly out before Tucker and Maddox line back-to-back singles. Dan Pigott grounds out FC to third to end the threat. UF: 0 R, 2 H, 1 LOB

BOT 1:With one out, Perez draws a walk but ends the inning trying to steal second. 0 R, 0 H, 0 LOB

TOP 2: 1-2-3 inning for Erickson....

BOT 2:1-2-3 for Toledo...And if you are ever in Toledo, check out Tony Packo's and get you a Hungarian hot dog...seriously, you will thank me. Any way, off to the third inning...

TOP 3:With one out, den Dekker singles then steals second. But he is stranded there. R 0 H 1 LOB 1

BOT 3: Melendres leads off after getting hit by pitch, moves to second on Ratcliff sacrifice. Melendres scores after E5. But that's all Canes get...R 1, H 1, E 1

TOP 4: The Gators get a big inning here in the fourth, with Bryson Smith smashing a shot over the left field wall. Smith's three-run shot brings in Dan Pigott (reaches on E5) and Nolan Fontana (single right). Erickson chased from game, E.J. Encinosa brought in with one out...Jon Pigott then doubles, steals third but Encinosa gets out of it with pair of Ks.

Off to the bottom of the fourth, Canes still getting no-hit...

BOT 4: With two outs, Chris Pelaez snaps one out into CF, then Harold Martinez goes to the LF; 1-2, 2 outs...Dan Pigott robs Melendres of extra bases and two RBI with a teriffic catch near the warning track in right...Canes get none...

TOP 5:Gators get an infield single but he's stranded at second...

BOT 5:Canes getting mowed down here...1-2-3

TOP 6:With runners on corners and 1 out, Morris goes to lefty Daniel Miranda out of the pen...he'll face Mike Zunino after warmups...Zunino, first pitch sac fly to RF, UF 4-1...


BOT 6: Stephen Perez leads off with a double, chases Toledo (3 hits)...lefty Kevin Chapman now in for UF...With two outs, Pelaez singles through gap and Perez scores...With runners at 1-2 with 2 outs, Melendres strikes out swinging...

TOP 7: 1-2-3 ... Time to stretch

BOT 7: DeVoss caught stealing after reaching on an error with two outs so that ends the inning...

TOP 8:Gators get a hit but nothing else...

BOT 8: Canes go 1-2-3...on to the ninth!

TOP 9:Gators go 1-2-3

BOT 9:Canes go 1-2-3 and that's it

UF: 000 301 000 4-9-3

UM 001 001 000 2-4-1