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Miami to face Bethune-Cookman at 7 p.m. Friday in Coral Gables. Also coming: Columbia, Texas Tech.

As expected, the Miami Hurricanes were not named one of eight national seeds Monday for the NCAA Division I baseball tournament coming this weekend to 16, four-team regional sites around the nation.

However, the NCAA Division I Baseball Committee graced the Hurricanes with one of the least intense regionals.

Coming to Coral Gables this weekend: No. 4 regional seed Bethune-Cookman (26-31, 208 RPI) of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference; No. 3 seed Columbia (29-18 and No. 35 RPI) of the Ivy League; and No. 2 seed Texas Tech (40-18, No. 17 RPI) of the  Big 12.  

 The No. 1 regional seed Hurricanes (41-17 and No. 15 RPI) will face Bethune-Cookman at 7 p.m. Friday (according to ESPNU) at Alex Rodriguez Park, with Columbia vs. Texas Tech opening the Coral Gables regional at 2. 

  Miami is 1-1 this season vs. Bethune-Cookman. On March 11 UM lost 7-3 to Bethune. A week after throwing the second perfect game in program history, Javi Salas was thrashed for six runs in the game's first inning. Bethune's Montana Durapau allowed three runs -- two earned -- on nine hits in eight innings. He walked two and struck out seven.

  Durapau (11-1, 1.71 ERA) is expected to start against UM Friday. UM coach Jim Morris said he is still deciding who to pitch Friday.

 UM defeated Bethune 10-1 on April 2. Salas earned the victory in relief.

 Bethune-Cookman got into the NCAA tournament by winning the MEAC Tournament last weekend.

 The Hurricanes have not missed the NCAA Division I Baseball Championship since 1972 – a stretch of 42 consecutive seasons - and own an all-time record of 117-43 (.731). Miami’s all-time mark in the postseason is 178-91 (.661).

 “It’s a credit to our administration to give us an opportunity to compete at that level, to our players and our coaches to be able to keep that string going,” head coach Jim Morris said of the program’s postseason streak. “It’s an amazing thing."

Second-seeded Texas Tech finished the regular season with a 14-10 record in the Big 12 and have played UM only once, losing 13-0 to the Canes on May 23, 1998 in the Coral Gables Regional.

Third-seeded Columbia made its first trip to Coral Gables in 2013, when Miami won back-to-back games. The Ivy League champions finished 2014 with a 15-5 league record.

 The Coral Gables regional is opposite the Gainesville regional, with No. 1 regional seed and No. 2 national seed Florida hosting tough competitors in perennial powers Long Beach State (the No. 2 regional seed at 32-24), North Carolina (the No. 3 regional seed at 34-25) and the College of Charleston (the No. 4 regional seed at 41-17).

 If any team other than Florida in the Gainesville regional wins the Gainesville regional, and UM wins its regional, UM would host the next round's super regional.

However, if Florida wins its regional, and UM wins the Coral Gables regional, UM would travel to Gainesville for the two-team super regional.

 SUSAN MILLER DEGNAN

 

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The NCAA has no imagination. It would be more fun playing some team we never or rarely play. UM plays the turds every year. I hope UM plays better than they did in the ACC tourn. UF has the worst, and I mean the worst site in college baseball I have been to. And I have been to a lot of regionals with UM, I enjoy traveling around. I will not go to turdsville. Their baseball ranks right up there with no life stadium. And like it or not turd fans, you are one of the worst fan bases to visit. The truth hurts, but it is reality

This is jumping ahead should we go to a super of course. Should not take anything for granted. GO CANES

Go Canes!

There's no excuse for the NCAA always linking UM and UF in either regionals or super regionals. They don't do it to Clemson and S. Carolina near as much as they do it to UM and UF. The NCAA will do anything possible to keep 3 Florida teams from reaching Omaha. Wy is a team on the bubble for being a national seed linked with the second seeded team in the tournament at a super regional. Why does TCU have 3 small college teams in their regional and not one school form a big conference. This is pure bunk.

rboud, what's worse is that UM's away record is better, also a better conference record..best in the ACC, and better overall record and STILL they ranked UF higher.
ESPN's SEC influence. I guarantee if you watch the

Gainesville regional, you'll see biased home plate umpires. This factor is huge, and was visible in the softball super regional this week in Gainesville.

As was mentioned, UM has to take care of business. I have no doubt the NCAA put Bethune in the Canes regional due to the 1-1 record. Familiarity and a chance for BC to knockoff the giant.

what a crappy regional. if we don't win it we only have ourselves to blame.


It's called RPI strength of schedule n[]_[]mbn[]_[]ts... Florida won 8 of 10 weekend Series, 8 of those teams were Ranked, in the BEST League, the SEC, sweeping 5 of those series. u played just two 3 game series' against a 20th n 24th. ranked teams in ur last 30 games in the average acc. Then u top that off with a weekend home 3 game set against SWAC nobody Alabama St in May to boost that RPI. Then u crap ur pants in the acc tourney and u wonder why u weren't even considered for a top-8 seed instead u blame it all on the big bad NCAA and ESPN... Dude, ur as paranoid as they come.

And right on cue, in pure true cane clUck fashion, u already have ur excuses lined up for a Super Regional that u probably won't even get into unless u buy tickets. Bethune will throw their Ace that stuck ur bats right up ur ar$$es barrel end first the last time u face him. What will be the excuse for that huh?

The beauty of it all is when u blow the WEAKEST regional in the entire post season, hearing the laundry list of excuses that will certainly follow.

Cockecane, what's greater? The OVERALL 32 Seed or being []_[]nseeded?


Pacers upset with officiating...

George, on the foul disparity: “You can’t tell me we don’t attack the basket as much as they attack the basket. We’re just as aggressive. Maybe it’s home cooking.”


Paul George inexplicably said: "I thought we outplayed them."

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The Pacers must be Cane fans since they sound so much like u clUcks...


rboud, what's worse is that UM's away record is better, also a better conference record..best in the ACC, and better overall record and STILL they ranked UF higher.
ESPN's SEC influence. I guarantee if you watch the

Gainesville regional, you'll see biased home plate umpires. This factor is huge, and was visible in the softball super regional this week in Gainesville.

Posted by: IMAWriter | May 26, 2014 at 06:34 PM

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WWWWWAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH ... the NCAA n ESPN don't like []_[]s !!!

There's no excuse for the NCAA always linking UM and UF in either regionals or super regionals. . This is pure bunk.

Posted by: rboud | May 26, 2014 at 05:03 PM

Booooo Hoooo []_[] ... go ahead and just say it w[]_[]ssy, []_[] want NOTHING to do with the #2 SEED GATORS Mr. Ancient 20th. Century "Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime" trembling cl[]_[]ck. FACT is, if []_[]r team scheduled better comp and didn't crap themselves, u could have gotten a top-8 seed like #2 SEED GATORS n #5 seed FSU did and u would't have to fear getting sent back on the bus home instead of Omaha like the last 4 times you barely made it to TITLETOWN... u got noone to blame but ur sorry selves... but it's the NCAA n ESPN that conspired against u like always and u have zero accountability whatsoever again riiieeet?

WWWWWWWWWWWWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH !!!

WWWWWAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH ... the NCAA n ESPN don't like []_[]s !!!

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THE OFFICIALS, REFS, UMPIRES, OFFICIAL SCORER, SCOREBOARD OPERATOR, PARKING ATTENDANTS, BALL GIRLS, ANNOUNCERS, TICKET TAKERS AND CONCESSIONERS TOO !!! THEY ALL HATE AND CHEAT []_[]S ALWAYS !!! IT S[]_[]CKS TO BE EXC[]_[]SE []_[] !!! BOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOO []_[] !!!

It's always nice to have a Gator fan keep up with OUR stats, lol. Especially one with a Sybil personality, so that way we get it from different points of view.

still obsessing from the "hawaii" cell of the alachua county prison library.

Watch the gators not even get out of their regional. then the loser will go beck to his 4-8 football team, no wait, his choking basketball team, no, I got it, bragging about his underwater basketweaving in mud titles. Strange, they keep coming up with the title in a sport nobody else is stupid enough to play.

"The Coral Gables regional is opposite the Gainesville regional, with No. 1 regional seed and No. 2 national seed Florida hosting tough competitors in perennial powers"

Some things never change. Tough competition and national powers are the norm for the Gators while the canes face cupcakes day in and out. And yet the cane clown fan still complains and whines that the NCAA and ESPN are out to get them.
Coke head cane what say you about the "hottest team in baseball" and the NCAA gifting them the easiest Regional. IF (big if) U clucks make it to Gainesville you will be bounced again like always.
A 21rst century cane thang.
My name started as a football thing and now it applies to baseball as well.


Coke head cane what say you about the "hottest team in baseball" and the NCAA gifting them the easiest Regional. IF (big if) U clucks make it to Gainesville you will be bounced again like always.
A 21rst century cane thang.
My name started as a football thing and now it applies to baseball as well.

Posted by: ACC sucks and the canes can't compete
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Actually my dorky douche bag friend, they were the HOTTEST team in the COUNTRY before going into our tourney, and I've never said otherwise, and I also don't complain about our seeding, it is what it is.

You're also setting yourself for a BIG letdown, if your team doesn't make it. Hell neither one of us might not make it, which is the beauty of baseball, where even the little guys can knock off a bigger school.

So before you make it a baseball 'thing' as you say, remember we took the series from you earlier this year, and also in football as well. So really who is it that can't compete?? I don't even need to say it.

" Tough competition and national powers are the norm for the Gators..."

Ummm, yeah. Like Ga Southern? Or how about that tough Idaho game in September? Tennessee? You mean the team that has sucked 9 out of the last 10 years? Is that the "tough" SEC competition?

How about Arkansas? You mean the team that was pounded by......R......R......Rutgers? Is that tough SEC competition?

Or Gatr Trash beisbol? Pounded 2 of 3 by the Canes?

Hmmm, Gomer, I would be amazed at how stooooopid you are if I didn't know you were an OoF grad. But being an OoF grad, your stupidity makes sense.

In order to be titletown, shouldn't the OoF Gatr Trash have at least one title in beisbol?

But they have none? Not one? Figures. Their tradition of cowardice and failure is unmatched.

Sorry, gatr trash, it is all too sad. You will lose, again, then hibernate in your trailer until August when you will spout off about Driskel. This should be fun.

21-16

Sure coke head, you took 2 out of 3 this year, that was early on before the teams went in opposite directions with the gators getting better and beating good teams while you were stuck barely beating average ones. Then at tourney time one team beat very good opponents on it's way to the ship game while the other was bounced right away by mediocre ones. Good point on your part to keep it in the present and not dwell on ancient history like you like to do with football.
Given the NCAA seedings, the latest rankings and such, it is accurate to say the Gators are a better team going into the Regionals and your canes are not so hot right now.

Now your friend "trailer donkey" is the more common cane clown type being delusional and living in the past and has a hard time accepting reality.
He takes offense at the factual statement: " Tough competition and national powers are the norm for the Gators..."
Now this is implied by your own Manny Navarro in this story it is known by the NCAA, hence the seedings.
It is true in beisbol, in basketball and in football.
Dear donkey a football team does not only play the 3 teams you cite, it plays 12 or 13 teams.
Bama, LSU, SoCar, Georgia, Mizzou, FSU and even Vandy are all ranked ahead of most of the teams you play, at least 5 of these are considered national powers and all are tough competition.
So my factual statement applies to all sports and my name is true in football as it is in baseball.


Bethune Cookman with a losing record and a 203 RPI is the canes opponent in the Regional. What a joke!
If the NCAA is out to get them canes why would they award them such an easy joke of a Regional?
This is the type of schedule Alverage Golden dreams about, he is probably saying "dang it why can't we play such a joke of a schedule"
Earth to Golden: " Al you already watered down a very weak ACC slate, you only play 2 top 25 teams"
Alverage: "That's 2 too many, how can I ever duplicate my lifetime best 9 wins if I have to go against those type of teams"
" I need the baseball team to do what the basketball team did to make me look better"

Posted by: ACC sucks and the canes can't compete

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Went in opposite directions??? We finished the regular season winning 21 of 23, and also winning the ACC, is hardly a bad direction to be heading. We'll play better being home and knowing the stakes are MUCH higher than at the ACC tourney.

OK, my coke head friend, you BETTER play better. It is after all, one of the weakest Regionals around.

Posted by: Days of our cane life

Good post, and good analogy about Golden salivating at such weak competition.


This is the type of schedule Alverage Golden dreams about, he is probably saying "dang it why can't we play such a joke of a schedule"
Earth to Golden: " Al you already watered down a very weak ACC slate, you only play 2 top 25 teams"
Alverage: "That's 2 too many, how can I ever duplicate my lifetime best 9 wins if I have to go against those type of teams"
" I need the baseball team to do what the basketball team did to make me look better"

Posted by: Days of our cane life
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Yeah especially when we have those boys from Gainesville on our already 'watered' down schedule, I mean jeez that makes us look even worse, LMAO.....


Good post, and good analogy about Golden salivating at such weak competition.

Posted by: ACC sucks and the canes can't compete
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Do you NOT realize you're dumb-azzez are part of that WEAK competition you speak of?? I mean talk about deaf, dumb and blind, duhhhhhh I don't see a thing George, duhhhhhhhhh, LOL.....

Let's take care of biz this weekend and get to the Super Regional.
We're 2-0 in series vs 2 of the 4 teams in the Gainsville Regional. Let's see what happens.
Only asholes mouth off before this damn tourney even starts. Then go into hiding after their team underachieves.

GO CANES!

@u are u ... exc[]_[]se u ... still

And how many National Titles for the Mighty Turds In baseball?

Wait for it.....Wait for it.....NONE...ZERO...ZILCH...NADA!!!

Why are you here Troll?

4>0 LOSER

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