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Canes baseball wins big (finally) as Coach Morris recovers in hospital

Get well wishes to UM baseball coach Jim Morris, who is in the University of Miami hospital recovering from surgery to have his gall bladder removed.

His Canes must have wanted to perk him up, so they went out and destroyed Appalachian State 10-0 Saturday afternoon. Sophomore Eric Whaley went seven scoreless innings on the mound and seven Hurricanes collected base hits at Alex Rodriguez Park. Whaley struck out nine. Freshman Shane Rowland hit a three-run homer.

Morris underwent surgery Friday night because his gall bladder was infected. He had battled a stomach illness much of the past week. He hopes to return to his team sometimes next week. UM faces top-ranked Florida in Gainesville in a three-game series beginning Friday.

Morris missed his second game of the week Friday night, when the Canes (4-3) lost 7-5 to Appalachian State. They also lost on Wednesday at Florida Atlantic University, the first game that Morris missed as a UM coach since 2002. Pitching coach J.D. Arteaga serves as head coach when his boss isn't around.

Morris did coach Thursday's game against Appalachian State until the middle of the fifth inning, when he left to go to the hospital. UM eventually won that game, and Morris was admitted to the hospital Friday morning, UM baseball spokesman Bryan Harvey said.

Morris, who has brought the Canes to Omaha for the College World Series 11 of his previous 17 seasons, turned 61 last Sunday.

From UM: Miami will close its five games in five days schedule on Sunday, Feb. 27, traveling to play the Florida Marlins of the MLB in an exhibition game at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, Fla., at 1:05 p.m. UM will get back to the collegiate circuit on Tuesday, March 1, traveling to Tampa to face the USF Bulls at Steinbrenner Field as part of the “Florida Four” showcase, also featuring a game between Florida State and the University of Florida.

 

--SUSAN MILLER DEGNAN

 

 

 

 

 

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Miami baseball sucks, just like Miami basketball, and Miami football recently.

Nothing sux as bad as that post of yours cokersghost
Get off your parents computer before you get in trouble

Yep, Canes needs work no doubt. But what LeBatard highlighted is nothing new. It has been this way since day one. What the bitter Pig fails to realize is that despite all those built-in hardships, the Canes have overachieved for the better part of 30 years and, most importantly, pounded Gatard trash.

Now, speak of all the money and resources of the Gatard trash program, their history of failure and cowardice despite those built-in advantages, and you get a losing record against Miami, less National Championships and a "puke-on-yourself" 7-5 record.

That, porky bitter Pig, is the definition of fail. Canes still own the bitter Pig.

the first 10+ posts are all the same person. seriously, i dont get it. whats this guys motivation? i mean it'd be one thing if he was just talkin trash leading up to a game but the gators refuse to play us. so whats the point? doesnt he have something better to do? he must be a complete loser in real life. i find it hard to believe that any human being could be this pathetic.

whats even more sad is how delusional and inept this guy is... a complete infactuation with trashing the canes... and yet for all our programs deficiencies, and granted there are many, we still have been a more successful program.

he makes the bama fan who poisoned the trees look like a genius...

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