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Scorching Miami Canes jump five spots to No. 10 in Baseball America ranking -- 19-1 in past 20 games

The Hurricanes just jumped five spots from No. 15 to No. 10 in the Baseball America rankings -- and seven spots from No. 11 to No. 4 in Collegiate Baseball.

Unless something very, very strange happens in May, the Canes should host another NCAA regional at Mark Light Field (inside Alex Rodriguez Park).

This team is really fun to watch -- top to bottom.

The bad defense has been replaced by impressive defense.

Freshman catcher Zack Collins, who started the season abysmally, now leads the active UM players with a .306 average, .563 slugging percentage, seven home runs and 39 RBI. He has a .414 on-base percentage.

Collins just crushes the ball.

Fellow freshman outfielder Willie Abreu, another phenom, is hitting .302 with a .408 on-base percentage. 

And as UM baseball SID Camron Ghorbi points out, senior Tyler Palmer (.289), Collins and Abreu (Nos. 2 through 4 in the lineup) finished the weekend sweep at Clemson 17 for 36 (.472) at bat.

The starting pitching is stellar (Bryan Radziewski just became the 11th pitcher in program history to top the 300-strikeout mark and ace Chris Diaz is 7-0 with a 2.21 ERA; Andy Suarez is 4-2 with a 2.53 ERA) and  freshman closer Bryan Garcia (5-2, 1.98 ERA and 13 saves) just was named to the Stopper of the Year Watch List. Freshman reliever Cooper Hammond is 5-0 with a 2.01 ERA.

Sophomore reliever Thomas Woodrey is 3-0 with a 2.78 ERA.

The Hurricanes are 19-1 in their past 20 games and extended the nation's longest road winning streak to 12 consecutive games.

The Canes are 32-13 overall and 19-5 -- that's first place -- in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

And all of this is without David Thompson, who is out recovering from surgery and still leads the team with a .328 batting average; and third baseman Johnny Ruiz, who did an excellent job filling in for Thompson but tore the labrum of his right shoulder and is out indefinitely.

It's feeling more and more like the old days, when coach Jim Morris' Canes regularly got to the College World Series. His last trip there was 2008, but Omaha seems at the very least attainable this season.

The next UM series is at Alex Rodriguez park from Friday (May 2) through Sunday (May 4) against Alabama State. See you there.

SUSAN MILLER DEGNAN

 

 

 

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Love UM baseball and think that it needs more attention. I know lots of UM baseball fans who feel the same. Keep up the good work Susan.

The herald is terrible at covering anything hurricane. The sentinel to the north usually has stories about about canes a day or two before this site. Especially baseball. With a hometown team , you would think they would have better coverage than a rag 200 miles away from the school.

Orlando papers cover the canes better.

Thanks for the blurb Susan, but would have been nice if there were some sort of online coverage of the series with Clemson this weekend. We have a top 10 team in the country and we cant even get a few lines about the games? Come on Susan... Whats going on over there???

http://www.ncaa.com/rankings/baseball/d1/collegiate-baseball

Miami ranked #4. Ahead of effyou and effessyou.

Yep.

@CanesBaseball
Congratulations to freshman slugger Zack Collins, named @ACCBaseball Player of the Week:

Yep.

THANK YOU for answering my earlier rant on why NO baseball stories. Let's put football on the back burner for now guys, and give our boys on the diamond some air time, they've MORE than EARNED it. Keep kicking tail CANES!!!!

HTC, like one of our Great Souls said, "if someone breaks into your homee, and puts a gun to your head, and you turn around, grab the gun from them and than point the gun at them, are they going to now call you a reverse robber"!

This is how stupid it is to here people talking about "reverse racism"!


HTC, like one of our Great Souls said, "if someone breaks into your homee, and puts a gun to your head, and you turn around, grab the gun from them and than point the gun at them, are they going to now call you a reverse robber"!

This is how stupid it is to here people talking about "reverse racism"!

Posted by: Calvin

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Calvin why not you and your chums, give us ALL a break with your inane comments about race, for the LOVE OF GOD give it a rest. This is a GREAT story about our baseball team not your personal STUPID forum for your rants. Hell at least go back to the football blog where you guys have originated your blather for CRIPES sake!!!!!

Racism is a media problem....heck look at Barkley doing a piece on the nba owner. WTF? Racist telling racists they are bad people makes no sense.

Calvin you simple minded fool....

Racism is holding a grudge against an entire race of people because some people of that race happens to have a quality you don't like....

So if you don't like it that whites mistreat or disrespect blacks...

While you yourself dislike all whites because of the bad behavior of some of them, then it just makes you a racist the same.

No one is holding no gun to your head you dummy

May they did to your great, great, great grandpa.

Take some F****ING responsibility for your own life and push hard for your own success no matter what some racist idiots say or do.

This is coming from one minority to another homie!

Cola Cane, Calvin and his "chums", his "posse of thugs" ect ect.. Code words for black men, U know the same ones who play for the football team U guys are so crazy about. Is that what they are when outside of their uniforms? U know they're talking about this very same situation as black men and athletes today--so its definitely relevant. Race relations are definitely relevant to them and the players of color on the baseball team.

Racism is not on life support because U don't have to deal with it on a daily basis, how insensitive and arrogant to suggest such a thing without having to deal with the daily proof of the contrary. I guess the media created the tape of Sterling speaking huh…delusional apologist.

Commander, that is hand down the dumbest and most fallacy filled ever posted on this blog, so congratulations on that! U literally just refined the word racism to make it the verbal reaction to racial injustice and no the injustice itself LOL!

The mistreat of blacks by whites is well documented, but your assertion that Cal hates all white people because of the behavior of some is a misrepresentation of his own words. Prove what U say. Prove that Cal is a racist by definition.

What was done to our ancestors is still being done in a more covert manner, ever heard of The Prison Industrial Complex? Verbally challenging racism doesn't make some a racist themselves and it doesn't mean that the challenger isn't doing well in life. U are the racist idiot U speak of, because U only dare to confront those who challenge racial injustice and ignore the perpetuators themselves--where are your posts condemning them?

U can't say in one sentence that there's no more overt or covert racism and then in the next one say: "no matter what some racist idiot say or do". I thought they weren't doing anything anymore--contradictions and lies all in the same post--amazing.

And claiming to being a "minority" doesn't give your comments any credibility. No person of color would ever voluntarily label/call themselves a "minority". Thats a political and economic term for the powerless and pre-determined loser/dependent.

Get your weight up (pick up a book) before y'all post nonsense…please.

Are u guys panthers????? Dem dayz is dead.

You guys need to grow the F up. THANKS for ruining this BLOG!!!!

Please find a way to filter out the offensive and off topic comments.

great point cola cane..

gordonsolie jumped on the bandwagon

Go baseball canes. Go baseball canes
Awesome.
Morris is getting this crape back on track.

Lets get this sheet back to omaha where this historic team belongs

.....

F calvin aka al sharpton
F harriet aka jessie jackson
F ane72 aka malcolm x


Someone tell those dudes that their time machines left them behind

The Panther days are long gone. The Five Percent Nation is the new equivalent to the K.K.K.

BTW, no such thing as "reverse" racism... Racism is racism whether a white, black, hispanic, Indian, Polynesian, or Asian believes they are superior to all others or exercises any power they may have (employment, political, etc) any others to keep them down.

Great job Canes baseball!

HTC,

End racism in all forms. It is a blight on our society.

I like how quiet it got by whites after the donald "duck" sterling situation came out, but let somebody holla out so & so is a phaggoottt. Seems like many whites come outta of the woodworks than hollering about this and that, HYPOCRITES!

HTC,

End racism in all forms. It is a blight on our society.

Posted by: dbc | April 28, 2014 at 10:59 PM
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How bout they start by telling whoever invented racism to end it. The victims of racism can't be ask to do something they're not in charge of!

So says the guy who claimed Jacory Harris was a better QB than Ken Dorsey, but because Harris was black he was disregarded. Stupid knows no color boundary. I pray that one day my kids will see this country actually united and we as the human race can see what greatness can look like when we're all working together. Sound familiar at all Calvin? We ALL have work that needs to be done, but it can't be just a few. TEAM - Together Everyone Accomplishes More.

dbc, not sure what that means or why its directed at me, but I don't control racism in its functionality and have never expressed a racist comment ever myself. until u develop the balls to address those who do here on this blog as U just wrongfully did myself. You're quiet as a church mouse when these dudes openly use racial epithets If a person's opinion is that Jacory Harris was a better QB skill-wise than Ken Dorsey, thats not a racist remark. If a person believes that Golden is no better a coach skill-wise than Randy Shannon, that doesn't fit the definition or context a a racist remark. Y'all continue to change Webster's Dictionary to fit your pea brain agendas.

If U can't be smart, than I guess U must cheat/lie. Is that the message U all are sending?

Everyones well reversed on the reactionary groups who opposed racial injustice in all different types of ways, but they have no vitriol for the groups who made their efforts (right or wrong) necessary. That means y'all support them as well, but y'all Canes fans with 80% of team being black since the 80's. How do y'all cope, I assume it must be extremely difficult and traumatic to endure and have to ignore Duke's skin complexion and focus on orange and green alone.

Overt Racism is on its deathbed, but occurrences in my weekly and sometimes daily life prove that covert racism is not dead, old, or over with. Y'all are collectively in a state of delusion so much so that U believe U have the power to change a person's reality with your words.

Insecure cowards lying to sustain and protect your supposed crutch because you're too insecure and feeble to truly live on an equal playing field without it. Ignoring racism and accusing those who choose not to as being racists themselves is the work of a truly possessed demon. Dudes think they're going to lose something if they stand up against inequality. They believe that inequality actually helps them.

Thats right HTC, look at your self in the mirror- You may not actually say youhate whites, but your stealthy criticism of Golden beginning year 2 (Calvin began year 1) is a very hidden way of admitting youhate Golden bc he white.,

At least be a man and admit it.

And pos Calvin said white got all quiet after the Sterling thing. First of all, a55hole, how do you know anyones skin color on these bloogs

Second of all, whites arent silent about it. Cant you read media outlets, dumba55?

Stop with the bs on race here. THIs is a UM bloog

I agree with the one dude's name that reads,

"calgaharriet leave this blog" Theyre all one of the same

How bout they start by telling whoever invented racism to end it... (Whites invented racism?)

HTC you gotta call out all ignorant comments bro. This does nothing to help our society. You know what he was implying. Racism existed long before colonialism, the rise of the roman empire, etc. Samuel Huntington wrote about the clash of civilizations, in my opinion, implying division and exclusion is an almost human-nature, intrinsic quality. Not to say a culture cannot rise above it.

The victims of racism can't be ask to do something they're not in charge of!

I do believe victims have power to change. Im curious to hear your take on this.

Let's get back to sports here guys. Baseball is kicking butt and Golden seems to have the team posed for a big season.
Now let's all band together and show our support for our Canes. Tell you what I did about that.
I have a U tatoo on my back and a 10" sebastian tattooed on my calf. That is the definition of a fan(fanatic). Also have a mancave shrine to my school bigger than most gator followers trailers(440sq.ft) with 3 tv's . I also have traveled to bowl games, not all but some. What do you do for your team other than talk crap on blogs using partial stats to fit your agenda?

Besides I also have a tatoo of Jacory Harris on my left butt cheek and a 21" portrait of Shalala tattooed on my right one. Also I forgot to plumb the mancave shrine to my school and it can get pretty smelly there but I'm used to it and since I'm always alone, who cares. I also have traveled to Jacksonville every time I feel like getting out from my country style of living and going to the big city. For years I thought I was going to Miami instead and that is why I started following the canes, then when Jacksonville landed the Jags I realized I was never in Miami after all. But who cares.
Most of the time I stay inside my smelly cave watching my 3 TVs and wondering if I should ever get indoor plumbing. Nahh.

Now how bout that Cane baseball team?
We got some Canes ova here!

Dear Manny or Susan or whomever is in control of this blog.
Can you PLEASE put the kibash on ALL the bloggers who CONSTANTLY bring their RIDICULOUS 'other' agenda's to this CANES SPORTS blog? It seems to me (and I could be wrong) that you'd want to promote this space for Cane fans to enjoy and talk about the different aspects of the game, NOT about subjects that have NO place in this forum.

Surely someone is policing this blog, and can see that it's gotten TOTALLY out of control, and that topics being discussed have NOTHING to do with baseball, or football. As an avid blogger since 01 I'm asking PLEASE put a cease to it. Thanks very much.

Noone polices this blog. The haters come here to cause controversy. I think they are paid bu uf to do so as negative recruiting. Also jls from the gator blog posted under my screenname this morningas sidcane a few posts above. I think he is just mad because he knows no facts about his own teamand cant accept the ones i give him. Those followers of the other team are ignorant. I say take all the race posts and block every posters ip!

Now that GalCalTub have hijacked the sports discussion, and racism seems to have been well covered, how about we move on.

Hunger would be a good subject. Full scholarship athletes don't get 21 meals per week, so I think it is relevant. Let's talk Canes hunger to world hunger--- the whole gamut.

If EVERYONE would not even respond to ANY of the instigators, that may help. I'm through with it. This is a GREAT story about Canes baseball PERIOD!!! Let's keep it that way, and when it's about football, let's talk football.

dbc, not sure what that means or why its directed at me, but I don't control racism in its functionality and have never expressed a racist comment ever myself. until u develop the balls to address those who do here on this blog as U just wrongfully did myself. You're quiet as a church mouse when these dudes openly use racial epithets If a person's opinion is that Jacory Harris was a better QB skill-wise than Ken Dorsey, thats not a racist remark. If a person believes that Golden is no better a coach skill-wise than Randy Shannon, that doesn't fit the definition or context a a racist remark. Y'all continue to change Webster's Dictionary to fit your pea brain agendas.

If U can't be smart, than I guess U must cheat/lie. Is that the message U all are sending?

Everyones well reversed on the reactionary groups who opposed racial injustice in all different types of ways, but they have no vitriol for the groups who made their efforts (right or wrong) necessary. That means y'all support them as well, but y'all Canes fans with 80% of team being black since the 80's. How do y'all cope, I assume it must be extremely difficult and traumatic to endure and have to ignore Duke's skin complexion and focus on orange and green alone.

Overt Racism is on its deathbed, but occurrences in my weekly and sometimes daily life prove that covert racism is not dead, old, or over with. Y'all are collectively in a state of delusion so much so that U believe U have the power to change a person's reality with your words.

Insecure cowards lying to sustain and protect your supposed crutch because you're too insecure and feeble to truly live on an equal playing field without it. Ignoring racism and accusing those who choose not to as being racists themselves is the work of a truly possessed demon. Dudes think they're going to lose something if they stand up against inequality. They believe that inequality actually helps them.

Posted by: HarrietTubmanCane | April 29, 2014 at 02:29 AM
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ROFL, Teach HARD! You know these clowns luv to try and distort the issue and try to blame others for the way they feel. The one thing i know, if somebody's racist, i could careless about trying to change them, MICHAEL KING found that out the hard way. Getting sprayed with water hoses and bitten by dogs, i'm not with that to try and change some rednecks, not I, keep those type of silly sicko's over where-ever they reside. Segregation was actually a good thing, keeps every group stronger and doesn't cause distortion or give people a false sense of reality.

They know the history of white people in the world is clear and continues to be written in blood.

You got white people now complaining about how donald sterling was set-up, lol, no, he set himself up by sharing his True feelings in this tech saavy age, people snapping pictures & recording everything now.

What are we doing about Cane hunger?

busy? Let me summarize while on conference call


blah blah blah

whitey

blah blah blah

harris

blah blah blah

racism


blah blah blah


Alfraud


blah blah blah

dorsey stunk

blah blah b lah


whitey

I said the gators are at fault for messing up this blog, someone is posing as myself using one of my 200 different names, the nerve!
Letss get back to football. I think Olsen will win the Heisman this year.
Does any one know of a good tatoo removal place close to Bunnel I need to get Jacory off my butt to make room for Olsen. Literaly. If you know waht I mean.
I bring facts and relevancy to this blog that noone of you can cause I live in Bunnel and have an outsiders perspective, a country living perspective.
How about Cane baseball.
Olsen for Heisman.

The race to the bottom is heating up here, folks!

Hitting the refresh button like a lab rat to see what intrigue comes next!

Been saying this for awhile now...glad to see I am not the only one...

"Miami will take a step back this year. The Hurricanes go into the season with question marks at quarterback and continued questions on defense. Couple that with a difficult schedule -- featuring perhaps the most difficult crossover games in the ACC against Florida State, Louisville – and it will be tough for the Canes to match their nine-win total from last season." - Andrea Adelson, ESPN.

I predict we'll come out the gate really rough, with the defense looking not too bad, Offense explosive at moments bc of raw talent, but inconsistent, we'll get better as the year drags on, beating someone we shouldn't, but losing to those we shouldn't lose to.

DNO having some better players and depth will not look AS bad...until injuries mount.... and Coley will rely heavily on a running game and some more marginally imaginative middle passing game, with a good measure of long ball head scratchers....so more of the same from last year, without the easy schedule.

8-4 if the players step up, 7-5, 6-6 if the schemes look exactly like last year, which they should....and it's okay. Prepare your Anu%^es.

2015 WILL be better. Here's to hoping the early commits don't get scared off.

Yo Canetrash

Yo OOF boy happy to oblige why don't U refresh this clUck

Now U listen to ESPN and those that dwell in reality saying
them cane clowns face a "difficult" schedule this year.
Guess anything is difficult compared to the joke of a schedule engineered by Golden Retriever last season.

"I predict we'll come out the gate really rough, with the defense looking not too bad, Offense explosive at moments bc of raw talent, but inconsistent, we'll get better as the year drags on, beating someone we shouldn't, but losing to those we shouldn't lose to."

Not too shabby a prediction for a clUck, but seriousy dUmmy
How's that efense gonna look any different than last year?
Players get better with another year under their belt perhaps you say?
Yeah like Chiken illo who has gotten worse every year.
The new kids on the block are gonna come in and tear it up from the get go perphaps?
Yeah how did that work last time with Muhammed and company?
Muhammed who? That's the point chUmp.

In reality Ur offense will be worse and Ur D will be the same.
Then there is the "difficult" ACC schedule, the horror!
Which reminds me of who U truly R
Bunch of pathetic LOOSERS!!!


21-16

LOL. Okay piggy....and remind us all of how your team is stacked up? Back to the NC "ship" for you? Can only improve, no?

The irony is too rich. You missed a couple of days, piggy.

Please, tell us more about your mighty program.

4-8
21-16
WPOTY selfblock...

GS.....

I'll take my program, thanks.

Say it slowwwwwww and use your diaphragm....

So, who's on your OOCS again this year?

What's our record, head to head over that last decade that you like to tout so much?

And why are you here again?

Cause guess who doesn't give enough of a sh%^ to troll your team blog?

Everyone here.

Practice forming the O with your lips as you say it:

Oh, you mean the same ESPN clowns that ranked the GAtr Trash pre-season top 10 and #12 going into the smackdown with the Canes.

Those guys? They wouldn't be all about selling programming and magazines to a bunch of SEC 'necks would they?

It is pronounces OoF. The OoF Gatrs.

Posted by: Golden for Prez | April 29, 2014 at 07:40 AM

First of all U are assuming and attributing words to Calvin's keyboard that he didn't type. He said "whoever invented racism" i believe that he doesn't care who created it, just that they and whoever still ascribes to it should be held accountable before those affected by it. Another straw man argument. Carolus Linnaus invented race categorization, he was a white man from Europe. His taxonomy did (whether voluntarily or involuntarily) lead to movements to "civilize" the World by colonialism and imperialistic means (rape and pillage, under the guise of helping "others" become more like Us whites). So U deal with that history however U choose.

Please don't ask me to do something that U refuse to do first yourself. There has been countless ignorant comments on the blog and you've chosen to ignore everyone of them, only to wrongful condemn Calvin's. U could've chosen many other posts that U wouldn't have had to *add* words and your meaning to, in order to criticize the points made in them. Don't cheat, be smart.

By trying to minimize and attribute competition, war, and systematic equality to nature, U have proven my point that U have a pessimistic outlook on our shared existence on this Earth. Plato, Bentham, Hobbes, Huntington etc all believe in man (individual interests) proceeding those of society as a whole. But then U have a sentence that reads, "this does nothing to help our society". U are confused. We weren't created to beef and fight for resources due to supposed scarcity or visually contrasting traits. Its extremely dangerous and irresponsible to attribute "intrinsic quality" or value to division and exclusion.

Read Hobbes' "Leviathan" and you'll find the pessimistic motivation behind our societies infrastructure, giving up sovereignty to elected officials, and other socioeconomic issues. One of his quotes: "Only fear of death and bodily harm causes humans to seek peace."

Why do U conclude with a call towards the onus of accountability to change, coming from those who are and have been perpetual victims of racial injustice or discrimination? The fix is in the roots, not the limbs. I don't understand your point, your two last sentences seem to contradict each other.

Thats right HTC, look at your self in the mirror- You may not actually say youhate whites, but your stealthy criticism of Golden beginning year 2 (Calvin began year 1) is a very hidden way of admitting youhate Golden bc he white.,
At least be a man and admit it.
And pos Calvin said white got all quiet after the Sterling thing. First of all, a55hole, how do you know anyones skin color on these bloogs
Second of all, whites arent silent about it. Cant you read media outlets, dumba55?
Stop with the bs on race here. THIs is a UM bloog
agree with the one dude's name that reads,
"calgaharriet leave this blog" Theyre all one of the same
Posted by: Brandonspikesandtebowareboyfrnds | April 29, 2014 at 06:42 AM

So my "stealthy criticism" in year two of Golden's tenure proves I'm racist (feel like I'm innately superior to another race of people)? U are correct in when I began (midseason year two), but please explain what other white posters are since some agreed. Our team was struggling on the field and our defense was giving up an average of 500 yards a game and #) points. We were ranked near the bottom of the ranking in total defense and finished the season at 116th overall. How that doesn't justify criticism of the coaching staff without a label of being a racist is beyond me. Now U attempting to insulate Golden from critique as a HC, by labeling statistically credible reactions to our performances as racism. But I'm the one who needs to let it die??? So every concerned poster that has criticized the defensive performances and blowout losses like our last game---are scorned black men??? LOL! Its crazy that I don't even believe Gallo and Canefan'72 are black men, but since only black men see holes in our coaching philosophy (either offensively and defensively)---I guess they must be. U couldn't make this stuff up if U tried. How do u know people's skin color on this blog???--stop contradicting yourself if U can.

He was speaking on whites on this blog and isn't this a media outlet as well??

And of course U agree with that name, its just like your acceptance of the white categorization (over your known ethnicity) that speaks more to who U aren't than to who U are. U love an identity that exemplifies who U don't like or hate. Its all a by product of your paranoia & insecurity-based psychosis.

LOL, racism, tribalism, nationalism existed from day 1 of mankind. Slavery came on day 2.

Great soccer game today---champions league. germans haven't been beaten this badly since 1945.

^^ A bold-faced, pessimistic, minimizing and hate rationalizing lie. LOL at who? Yourself? If U are ill-informed then be quiet and learn. That post proves that Hobbes' pro-ego based views are more entrenched into some of your psyches than any fable or message in the Bible U claim to revere. Inequality in its thought and/or function are not natural, innately human phenomena.

Posted by: GatorKillerCane | April 29, 2014 at 04:34 PM

Same excuse Hitler gave.

I do hope that they add the same facebook login that they have for articles. This constant attacking will be easy to dodge when the block feature is installed.

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