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CANES WIN: Hurricanes Top Texas Tech 2-1 in 10; Regional Title Game Starts at 4:10


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The Miami Hurricanes baseball team stayed alive on Monday afternoon, beating Texas Tech 2-1 in 10 innings.


Miami's win forced a championship game of the NCAA's Coral Gables Regional. That game is scheduled to start at 4:10 p.m. on Monday.


Had Miami lost on Monday afternoon, its season would have been over.


Miami trailed the Red Raiders 1-0 when the game was halted because of weather on Sunday night. The game was resumed on Monday afternoon with one out in the top of the eighth inning.


It didn't take Miami long to tie things up.


The Hurricanes (44-18) got back-to-back singles from Tyler Palmer and Zack Collins to start things off with Palmer coming home from third on David Thompson's grounder to third. Texas Tech third baseman Ryan Long threw home, but Palmer slid without catcher Tyler Floyd applying the tag.


In the top of the 10th, Miami had runners on the corners with one out when Thompson lofted a soft fly that landed just down the right field line. Thompson's double brought Palmer in from third to make it 2-1. Miami had bases loaded with one out in the 10th but couldn't put any more across.


With closer Bryan Garcia dealing, it didn't matter. Garcia pitched all three innings in Monday's opener to get the win. Garcia put the Red Raiders down in order in all three innings pitched.


Follow me (@GeorgeRichards) for updates on the title game.


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