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Canes' Zack Collins selected to USA Collegiate National Team

Hurricanes freshman catcher Zack Collins has earned one of 24 roster spots on the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team, and will travel to both the Netherlands and Cuba as part of the team’s annual summer tour.

He hit .333 with Team USA during the Red, White and Blue Tour through the Coastal Plain League, where the team finished with a 6-1 record. He hit two home runs, scored six runs and drove in six more during the seven-game tryout stint to successfully earn a place on Team USA.

Collins is the 23rd Hurricane to make the team – the second-most of any program in history – and his selection marks the 20th year a Hurricane has been chosen, marking the third-longest stretch for any program all-time. His selection also makes it back-to-back years for Miami with a member on Team USA; lefthanded pitcher Chris Diaz was selected for the tour in 2013.

Collins was named 2014 ACC Freshman of the Year and ranked among the ACC leaders in nearly every offensive category. Collins batted .298 for the season with 11 home runs, 54 RBI and a slugging percentage of .556.

The Pembroke Pines native connected on 14 doubles and three triples, had an on-base percentage of .427 in his 58 starts. The third-team All-ACC selection tied for the team lead with 114 total bases this spring.

The Collegiate National Team opens its series against Chinese Taipei at 7:05 p.m. on July 1 at the National Training Complex in Cary, N.C. The teams will play again on July 2 at Keeter Stadium in Shelby, N.C., on July 3 at BB&T Ballpark in Charlotte, N.C., and on July 4 and 5 at Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, N.C.

Team USA will then host a three-game set against Japan July 6-8 in Thomasville, Wilson and Wilmington, N.C., before traveling to the Netherlands for Honkbal-Haarlem Baseball Week, July 11-20. Following that tournament, the U.S. will head to Cuba for a five-game friendship series, July 23-27.


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Sorry LT, but your boys are going down this yr.

Posted by: Cola Cane | June 30, 2014 at 12:12 PM

Still bringing your LAME ARSE touts and whatnot.

Well, I got news for you and your Cane good ol' boys. Miami will NOT defeat the mighty Cardinal as long as Goldie continues to CARRY his suspect defensive coordinator. hUh

Again, it's all bout the defense and Miami is MILES and MILES and MILES and MILES and MLES away from becoming an above-average Top 50 team defense.


If and when the Canes win, bring your illiterate self here and apologize like the dimwit you are.

TMJ - also known as c*ck-suckers cramp.

Straight buffoon.

The Cardinals have lost their QB to the draft.
The canes have lost their QB to........graduation.
Advantage? Don't know who UL has at QB but Heaps and Olsen are not much to write home about.

The Cardinals have lost their coach to the program with the most money in college sports.
The canes bring back all their mediocre coaches.
Advantage UL even though I don't know who their HC is now, but it doesn't matter.

The Cardinals were not known to have a shut down D
The canes D hasn't shut down anyone.
Advantage UL

The Cardinals have home field advantage.
The canes don't know what home field looks like and thus never have this advantage, even whe playing at home.
Advantage UL

BTW Mr Jones, good insight into the promising 2010 defense becoming an efense in 2011 under the tutelage of your carpetbaggers.

Excuse me!!! Thee Carpetbaggers are wined, dined and fawned on by Canespace bUbba's and 90% of the good ol' boys in the M-H Hurricane blog. NOT moi!

Posted by: The UFilth Pig who posts with a []_[] | June 30, 2014 at 01:06 PM

Whatever you say, REDNECK!

Again, as long as Miami employs Thee Carpetbaggers " Penn. St. " brand defense. " The Hurricanes will be just another above-average squad in a sub-par ACC conference. Of course, both Clemson and mighty FSU are the EXCEPTION to the RULE... and NOT the Canes. dUh

And when I say SUB-PAR ACC conference. The vast majority of college football magazines RATE the ACC at NO. 5 among major conferences. Ouch.

1. SEC
2. PAC-12
3. Big 12
4. Big Ten
5. ACC

Just imagine Cane Goons and FOOLS. If Miami were in the PAC-12 or BIG 12, for instance. Then Goldie nd' Marky Mark would coach the Hurricanes to 7-5 or 6-6 regular seasons on an ANNUAL basis. Of course naturally, the Hurricanes would have an occasional 8-4/9-3 season, but NOT too often. Ouch!

The canes bring back all their mediocre coaches.
Advantage UL even though I don't know who their HC is now, but it doesn't matter.

Yes. Too bad theirs a grain of TRUTH to the above opinion and what not.

So I guess it is what it is, when Thee Carpetbaggers are in Coral Gables. hUh

"I respected those guys, because they kept us on the schedule. Not like the Gators..." -Lamar Thomas, on the FSU-Miami rivalry."

That may be so but the point is does he have any respect for Alverage. Just like Sapp and Buchannon and a whole lot of former cane players who know the carpetbaggers have ruined the program.
Keep your head in your arse if you must.

Posted by: ACC sucks and the canes can't compete | June 30, 2014 at

LOL... 4 real, man!

TMJ - C*cksuckers cramp. Must be spreading to the part of his brain that handles coherence, grammar, spelling and logic.

Lots of good the home field advantage did for the lowly Gatr Trash vs. Ga. Southern.

Course, there are plenty of empty seats in that cesspool at Ben Hill Gordon Stadium. Screaming 'necks don't give you HFA.

Seems like the Golden Kool Aide is very strong medicine, a very potent potion that perpetuates the Cult of The Golden Alverage(COTGA). The Cult followers seem to lose all grasp of reality, facts and basic logic defending the indefensible to the bitter end.......

Fact: The canes had the worst ranked D in the ACC last year.
COTGA response: gators suck, Ufilth, trailer trash

Fact: Under Alverage the canes have yet to beat a top 25 program
COTGA response: Georgia Southern, pigs, oof

Fact: Sapp, Buchannon, Thomas and other former players have expressed anger over the current state of the cane program
COTGA response: 4 - 8, 21 - 16, rednecks....

Posted by: Don't drink the Kool Aide | June 30, 2014 at 01:56 PM

Your takes are quite true.

Unfortunately, that coal cane FOOL and his ILK still imagine the Canes are a team to be FEARED and what not. Go bloody figures'.

FOOL am I! Nothing better to do than post on this team I hate on a blog I hate! []_[] bloody Canes stop having productive lives and give me attention! I NEED ATTENTION!








Great job by Zack Collins - much deserved! It's too bad he has to continue his career under a no longer stellar manager. UM will be sorry it extended Morris' contract for 3 years. The Administration will ride out these 3 years no matter how poorly UM p;lays. It'll be too expensive to buy out his contract even if they end up wanting to. UM lost its 4 best starting pitchers and a few 4 year players in the field. Don't expect much from next year's team.

Del Monte in 2019
we will be back for sure

So many good / great players from Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and other Florida Counties making oral commitments to schools other than the "U"; when will we ("U") make some splashing news? For one, I am getting tried of hearing about two and three star players committing or thinking about committing to the "U". Wow! Why are we ("U") now being considered as an afterthought, even by two and three star recruits? We are even becoming a second thought to schools like FIU, FAU, and USF, my goodness, when will this madness end? We have already loss four five star players from Dade and Broward Counties alone; if we are relying on AG and staff to coach up and develop two and three star players into major college talent that will compete and win Nat'l titles, keep waiting because it will never happen. We will continue to fall behind FSU, UF, OSU, AL, UGA, Lou, and even VT, if the trend is not corrected. I refuse to attend any "U" football games unless I see some marked improvement from this coaching staff; we have sucked big time over the past three years (NCAA issues or not) and it's time to pull the plug on this wannabe and bring in a real coaching talent to run our program. AG, you got four games into the season before we send the plane demanding a coaching change. It worked to get RS fired, it should work for you as well.

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