Hurricanes Beat Beavers in College World Series Opener
Chris Perez and Eddy Rodriguez celebrate after the final third
After a years absence, the Hurricanes made their presence known at the College World Series (CWS) by beating the Oregon State Beavers 11-1 on Saturday night. Dennis Raben homered and drove in four runs and Scott Maine combined with two relievers for a six-hitter in Miami's victory.
Miami (42-22) moves to a Monday, June 19 game against Rice, which defeated Georgia 6-4 in the afternoon. Oregon State (44-15) meets the Bulldogs in a Bracket 2 elimination game Monday. Jon Jay and Tommy Giles had three RBIs apiece as the Hurricanes, in Omaha for the 22nd time in 32 years, won their CWS opener for the first time in their last three appearances.
The unseeded Hurricanes, which lost four out of five games to end May, have won six of seven in the NCAA tournament, averaging 10 runs a game.
"Going out here tonight and winning 11-1 and swinging the bats like we did and Scott pitching like he did against a nationally ranked team like Oregon State, I think we're coming out here showing everybody we're for real," Raben said.
Be sure to catch the ’Canes as they continue on their quest for the National Championship.
Limited tickets are available for Saturday’s games and all subsequent games, and are available only for baseball season ticket holders and current donors. Tickets are $18 (excluding the championship game), and are available through the Hurricane Athletic Ticket Office (1-800-GO-CANES). Tickets must be ordered by NOON, Thursday, June 15 for Saturday’s games, and will be available only for pickup at will call at Rosenblatt Stadium.
Ticket information will be available on a game-by-game basis—check back here for updates.