Miami Hurricanes Baseball

Rolle Media Guide Gaffe Not FSU SID’s Worst Error

After reading “Cane Mutiny” author Bruce Feldman’s retweet from Heath Cline about the 2010 FSU media guide featuring Rhodes Scholar Myron Rolle on its academics page and misspelling his name “Myrone,” I was reminded this gaffe wasn’t the most egregious one in ‘Noles Sports Information history.

Back in the fall of 1982, Florida State printed 10,000 copies of its 125th Anniversary special edition football program before someone noticed one of the fans on the cover was none other than Miami Hurricanes baseball coach Ron Fraser. Fraser, fresh off the ‘Canes first College World Series title, was photographed as part of a crowd shot with his daughter Lynda, who attended FSU at the time. While Fraser is a FSU alum, his claim to fame being “The Wizard of College Baseball” was due to his success of leading the rival Miami baseball program to national prominence.

Needless to say, the program was pulled after the discovery.

Neither case compares to the Florida Gators putting a photo of a crocodile on the cover of their 2003 media guide. Only in “Floriduh!”

Thanks to John Clough for the Rolle story and to Karen Fraser for the program story and the copy of the program shown above.


‘Canes Fall to Texas A&M, Elimination Game Tonight

Hurricanes infielder Scott Lawson is tagged out at the plate by Texas A&M catcher Kevin Gonzalez during the 5th inning of the Aggies’ 11-7 victory over Miami. The Aggies win forces a elimination game tonight at 7pm at Alex Rodriguez Park with the winner advancing to face Florida in a Super-Regional matchup this Friday in Gainesville.

Lawson’s Three HR’s Lead ‘Canes Past Texas A&M

Hurricanes infielder Scott Lawson watches one of his three home runs clear the fence as Miami defeated Texas A&M 14-1 Saturday to stay in the winner’s bracket of the 2010 Coral Gables Regional. The ‘Canes will play the winner of the Texas A&M vs. Dartmouth game Sunday at 4pm at ARod Park and on ESPNU.

Whaley’s Strong Outing Leads ‘Canes to Regional Opener Victory

Freshman righthander Eric Whaley, filling in for the injured Eric Erickson, pitched four shutout innings to lead the ‘Canes to a 12-8 victory over the Dartmouth Big Green yesterday in the Coral Gables Regional. Whaley gave up two hits struck out four in his 44 pitch performance.

The ‘Canes led 11-0 before a lightning delay of 68 minutes sapped their momentum and fundamentals, with poor relief pitching and fielding miscues allowing the Big Green back into the game.

“We played well the first five or six innings and after the lightning delay, it was another team on the field.” UM coach Jim Morris said. “We thought the game was over with, which it obviously wasn’t.”

Miami takes on Texas A&M today at 4pm at ARod Park and on ESPNU.

Hernandez Named ACC Pitcher of the Week

Hurricanes junior Chris Hernandez was named ACC pitcher of the week yesterday.

Hernandez is 7-2 on the season after a career-high 13 strikeout performance last Friday against Barry.

Hernandez is tied for second in the ACC in wins with seven, is fifth in ERA (3.04) and sixth in strikeouts (76). The award is his second of the 2010 season.

Luke DeBold 1980-2010

Martinez Leads ‘Canes Over UNC

Harold Martinez’ three-run homer in the 5th inning highlighted the 13th ranked Hurricanes’ 11-1 win over #21 North Carolina at Alex Rodriguez Park last night. The win guarantees the Hurricanes their first series win against the Tar Heels since 2005 and their fifth ACC series win in their first six this season.

The homer was Martinez’11th this season and his fifth in Miami’s last 10 games.