Here's a quick preview of what could be in store next Wednesday, National Signing Day.
> NOTE: I wore the old Cubs jersey in honor of the late great Ernie Banks.
The Hurricanes are rising.
The Miami Hurricanes just rose in the Baseball America rankings from No. 24 to No. 15 in one week. The Canes are the hottest Division I baseball team in the nation, having won 12 consecutive games and going for No. 13 on Wednesday against FAU at Mark Light Field.
This pitching staff and talented freshmen are living up to the hype and improving daily, which is a great direction to go at the right time.
The Hurricanes (25-12, 14-4 ACC), who just finished sweeping Pittsburgh, have swept three consecutive three-game ACC series for the first time in program history.
Miami's current winning streak is the longest since the 14-game stretch in 2008 -- the last time the Canes went to the College World Series.
The Canes are now ranked 11th by Collegiate Baseball.
After the FAU game Wednesday, Notre Dame comes to Coral Gables for a three-game series from Saturday through Monday night.
SUSAN MILLER DEGNAN