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Sweeping Sunday in the City Beautiful: Miami 9, Terps 1FINAL

MarklightdayIt's a beautiful Sunday afternoon at Mark Light Field as the Hurricanes look for the three game sweep of the Maryland Terrapins.

We're in the bottom of the first, no score. Eric "Craig" Erickson pitching for Miami today.

Alfredo Rodriguez, whose dad played was a shortstop at Miami from 1978-79, led off Saturday's game with a homer to left off the first pitch.

Today, he smacked Erickson's first pitch to the wall in left -- on the first pitch. He almost cleared it too. He ended up stranded at third.

Check in throughout the day for score updates. The game is also being broadcast on WVUM 90.5 and Joe Zagacki has the call on WQAM 560.


-- The Canes finally solve Maryland starter Sander Beck in the fourth, then he leaves after cramping up with two outs in the inning. With bases loaded and two outs, Nathan Melendres lines a shot off the shortstop and two runs come through. Zeke DeVoss strikes out swinging to end the threat.

Erickson lasted three innings, giving up two hits with three strikeouts.

Travis Miller starts his second inning here in the fifth.

-- Miami picks up two more runs in the sixth inning (one ongoing) after Michael Broad ripped a shot into right field to score Chris Pelaez. Broad then went to second on a wild pitch, took third on a passed ball and scored on a wild pitch.

-- After Maryland scored in the top of the seventh, Miami all but ended this one when Chris Pelaez crushed a pitch over the Big Cheese sign in right. That was with the bases loaded. Grand slam. 8-1. The Canes added another run as well.

Well, that's it. Canes improve to 34-11 and 18-6 in the ACC after sweeping the Terps (15-33, 4-20). Miami has won five straight since losing two of three in Tallahassee last weekend and 13 straight at The Light.

Barry comes south on Friday for a two game set.

See you then.