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After bad start, Hurricanes set to meet Clemson at 7 p.m. in next round of ACC baseball tournament

After a bad start, the No. 1 seed Hurricanes will meet No. 5 Clemson at 7 p.m. Thursday in the 2014 ACC baseball tournament. The game will be broadcast on the ACC's Regional Sports Networks with an ESPN3 simulcast. 

The Hurricanes, winners of 27 of their past 30 games until Wednesday, became just the second top seed in the past 29 Atlantic Coast Conference baseball tournaments to lose their opening tournament game.

 Georgia Tech made a late comeback to defeat the Canes 6-3.

 The Hurricanes (40-16) took early leads of 1-0 and 3-1. Georgia Tech (34-24) scored two runs in the seventh, two in the eighth and one more in the ninth.

Andy Suarez allowed nine hits and three earned runs in 6.1 innings, and also had an error that got things started for the Yellow Jackets.

Reliever Chris Hammond took the loss in 1.2 innings, giving up two earned runs on three hits. He's now 5-1.

"We've been hot lately," said UM outfielder Dale Carey, who went 3 for 4 with a home run and two stolen bases. "Just because we dropped one today doesn’t mean we can’t start another streak. That’s what we're planning on doing."

  The good news for Canes fans is that UM swept Clemson April 25-27 in South Carolina. Those scores, in order, were 5-2, 3-2 and 10-2. UM's usual rotation during those weekend starts: Chris Diaz, Andy Suarez and Bryan Radziewski. ACC Co-Pitcher of the year Diaz (9-0, 2.32 ERA) is slated to start today.

  This is a round-robin format, with the winner of Pool A (UM, No. 4 Duke, No. 5 Clemson and Georgia Tech remains) playing the winner of Pool B (No. 2 seed FSU, No. 3 Virginia, No. 6 Maryland and No. 7 North Carolina) at 1 p.m. Sunday for the championship.

In other games, FSU beat UNC 7-1; and Clemson beat Duke 5-3.

 On Thursday, Maryland was scheduled to play Virginia at 11 and Duke was set to play Georgia Tech at 3 p.m., before Miami's matchup.

  Miami has off Friday, before resuming Saturday at 11 a.m. against Duke.

SUSAN MILLER DEGNAN 

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Morris' teams reverting to their old ways: errors, lack of hitting. Old man gots to go

Hey, I'm the blog Pig posting from Maui. Look at me. Maui looks just like a Central Florida trailerpark. At least that is what my drunk 3 pack-a-day moms told me.

### At a noon news conference today, David Beckham's camp will unveil designs for a 20,000 seat stadium to be built at the boat slip site next to AmericanAirlines Arena, pending voter approval in August or November.

MLS said it still hasn't ruled out doubling the size of the stadium to 40,000 seats to accommodate the UM football team, but that seems like a long shot at this point.

UM has had discussions with Beckham's camp and is still awaiting word from MLS about whether Beckham wants to go ahead with plans to accommodate the UM football team. MLS hasn't given UM a final answer by any means.

If MLS/Beckham say they want to do that, then UM would consider the offer --- it's interested --- and see if it could escape the last 18 years of its lease with Sun Life Stadium.

At this point, I would be surprised if that happens because of assorted issues. MLS people insist the "slip" site is big enough to accommodate 40,000 seats (UM's absolute minimum requirement) and that they could go back to the drawing board and double the size of the stadium from what they're planning now if they decide to include UM in the plan.

One high-ranking county official said the site would be snug for 40,000 seats but not impossible.

But MLS/Beckham --- though intrigued by the idea --- has concerns about building a stadium big enough for UM, including traffic issues. And building a 40,000 seat stadium would obviously be more expensive for Beckham's group, which has said it will privately finance the facility.

If MLS feels it needs to include UM in the plan to win voter approval, it's possible it could double the size and ask UM to play there. But there are obviously major hurdles.


Right.

How about no []_[], no voter approval. Then we'll see how quickly they double the size and make it work. In truth, the unsused port site is the better spot, IMHO. That particular slip site should not be filled under any circumstance. It should be left as is for ongoing and future use by the public in some manner. Let them put a pedestrian bridge over to the port site.

Miami Dade/City of Miami has been a disappointment to one of the largest employers in the county for decades. They give away our stadium and force us up town to a staduim with a poor college football atmosphere. They give the Marlins our heritage, fine. They give the Heat concessions, fine. They build that albatross of a PAC for the elite few with CRA monies to make Miami a world-class city, fine. They should do the right thing and make sure they only truest sporting staple of this community has a place to thrive and succeed.

I am very perplexed by some of the movements or lack thereof on behalf of the []_[], including not buying the old Miami arena for some 10-30 million at the time it was sold or even the OB at some point along the way.

I'm sure they could have had a capital fundraiser to augment aquisitiion costs. They could have a multipurpose staduim within metro distance 50k seats designed primarily for football that would also play host to other events. They may need to take a long look at the future of the football program as a potential revenue maker moving forward; especially with all the public assistance being given to other sports franchises that don't have the same richness in tradition []_[] has.

That Cola Cane his bloody HENCH GOONS are typical BANDWAGON Cane baseball ruffians. Nothing more, nothing less.
No wonder Miami was MOLESTED by a ACC Bottom Feeder, which had to win a PLAY-IN game to even face my Hurricane diamond nine. hUh
In other words, cola cane and his MINIONS brought BAD KARMA and what not. So that's probably one, among othe4rs, reason why Jimbo's team lost to LOWLY Georgia Tech. Ouch


That Cola Cane his bloody HENCH GOONS are typical BANDWAGON Cane baseball ruffians. Nothing more, nothing less.
No wonder Miami was MOLESTED by a ACC Bottom Feeder, which had to win a PLAY-IN game to even face my Hurricane diamond nine. hUh
In other words, cola cane and his MINIONS brought BAD KARMA and what not. So that's probably one, among othe4rs, reason why Jimbo's team lost to LOWLY Georgia Tech. Ouch

Posted by: TheeMackJones
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Once again stewardess, does anyone speak jive??

Let's take care of Clemson today fellas, we own them, and can get right back to where we left off. GT is a thorn in our side, but we can still face them again. GO CANES!!!!!

Posted by: Cola Cane | May 22, 2014 at 12:27 PM

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Your BLATANT stupidity shows clearly, once again. dUh

FWIW... the Hurricane's won't face LOWLY Georgia Tech again in the conference tournament. hUh

In other words, Jimbo's team faces each team ONCE on their side of the tournament BRACKET. dUh

Again, that cola MORON and his Cane goons be nothing but BANDWAGON, fair weather Miami baseball minions. Nothing more and nothing less... Forget about it.

Posted by: Cola Cane | May 22, 2014 at 12:27 PM

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Your BLATANT stupidity shows clearly, once again. dUh

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Well at least one part of your post is understandable. When you've been a Cane fan for over 30 yrs, that's not bandwagon, moron.. DUUHHHHHH....

Lastly moron, even if we don't win the tourney, we'll still host a Regional because we won the ACC regular season and that means more than winning the tourney, duhhhhhmmmmmmmmmaaaaaaaazzzzzzzz............

Can someone please translate D's comment....sorry ,now he is Mac. Never seen someone with multiple personalities and all are just as dumb as the other. Usually one is smart.

I'm not a fan of this guy, but i'm always a fan of a coach that knows how to comment to the media and back the players he's coaching:
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"Fisher’s answer: “When you have two parents, does
each parent punish a kid separately? Baseball is the sport he's in, and we move on.”
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This is how a real headcoach speaks about his players, unlike the head moron we have, he would've been instantly criticizing the player/s to the media just like a coward.

The headmoron is almost always saying "they & them" instead of we, he only likes to chime in and try and take credit when a player or players start making plays and then this coward can't wait to try and place and take credit for it!

Maryland knocked off UV in the early game. Pulling for Duke against GT, and of course in a must win against Clemson later. GO CANES!!!!

Baseball is too random to have a conference championship decided in this format. You can lose one game and you are done. At least with double elimination you get a chance to bounce back.

Again, that SIMPLETON cola cane and his HENCH goons done gone and give Miami the Kiss of Death and what not.
In other words, that cola cane and his Cane MINIONS gave Jimbo's hardball team Bad Karma. hUh
Oh well, at least the Hurricanes will host one regional, but not a Super-EIGHT regional. I suppose that's what happens when the fair weather and BANDWAGON Miami baseball mob hops on board the Green nd' Orange bus. dUh

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