Archive for February, 2010

Grandal Leads Hurricanes in Rout of Manhattan

Junior catcher Yasmani Grandal drove in five runs as the #10 Hurricanes picked up their fifth straight win to open the 2010 season with a 18-1 blowout victory over Manhattan Saturday night at Alex Rodriguez Park at Mark Light Field.

The 5-0 start is the ‘Canes best start since the 2003 team opened the season 8-0. The ‘Canes have now scored 56 runs through their first five games – the highest total for a Miami team since the 1992 team scored 72 runs through five games.


Julian Gamble

Hurricanes forward Julian Gamble scored 13 points and grabbed 12 rebounds during Miami’s 74-62 victory over Virginia Tuesday night.

The ‘Canes return to action on Saturday against North Carolina State at the BankUnited Center at 4pm.

Collins Leads ‘Canes Past Hoos, 74-62

Hurricanes forward Dwayne Collins scored 18 points to lead Miami past Virginia 74-62 last night at the BankUnited Center.

The ‘Canes return to action on Saturday against North Carolina State at the BankUnited Center at 4pm.

DeVoss HR Sweeps Rutgers

Down 7-6 with two on and two out in the bottom of the ninth, freshman centerfielder Zeke DeVoss slugged a three run, walk off home run to lift the Hurricanes to a 9-7 victory over Rutgers yesterday in front of 3094 fans, including the New York Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez, at Alex Rodriguez Park in Coral Gables.

The win secured the series sweep of the Scarlet Knights and gives the 12th ranked ‘Canes a 3-0 start on the 2010 season.

Jason Michaels Inducted Into UM Sports Hall of Fame

Former Hurricanes and current Houston Astros outfielder Jason Michaels was inducted into the University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame last night prior to the season opener against Rutgers.

Michaels, who played at UM from 1997-98, hit .396 (3rd highest in school history) with 34 home runs and 154 RBI in his Hurricanes career. In 1997, he set Hurricane single-season records for hits (106), doubles (32) and total bases (189). The Cardinals selected him in the 15th round of the 1997 MLB amateur draft, but Michaels returned to Miami for his senior season.

In June 1998, Michaels was selected for the fourth time in the baseball amateur draft, this time by the Phillies in the 4th round. Entering his 10th season in the majors, Michaels has played for the Phillies, Indians, Pirates and Astros.

‘Canes Baseball Opens Season Tonight

Hurricanes Baseball opens their 2010 season tonight at Alex Rodriguez Park at Mark Light Field against Rutgers. The stadium, shown above during last season’s opener, added permanent aluminum bleacher seating behind the third base dugout and down both lines, and a new scoreboard with video, during the off-season.

Duke 81, Miami 74

Hurricanes forward Dwayne Collins tries to slide a shot past 7’1″ Duke center Brian Zoubek during the first half of last night’s game at the BankUnited Center. Duke rallied from a 12 point halftime deficit to beat the Hurricanes 81-74.