The Miami Hurricanes (17-19) defeated the Pittsburgh Panthers (15-17) 5-3 Saturday afternoon. The Canes split with the Panthers Friday as Pitt won game one and the Canes won game two. This win puts Miami back up to a .500 record in ACC play. Michael Mediavilla is the winning pitcher for the Canes as his record is now 4-4. Edgar Michelangeli continues to stay hot at Pitt. It was a good day for the Canes as they are trying to make it to postseason play.
The Miami Hurricanes have had a good weekend as they were able to handle business and take two out of three against Pitt. Michael Mediavilla got the start and win for the Canes as he threw 5.2 innings allowing five hits, a run, two walks and four strikeouts. Andrew Cabezas threw 1.1 innings striking out one and Franke Bartow earns his 8th save of the year. The Canes had their bats working as they have ten hits in the ballgame. Edgar Michelangeli went 1-3 with a home run. Romy Gonzalez went 1-3 with a RBI single. James Davison went 2-4 with a double and both Randy Batista and Carl Chester went 2-4.
The Pitt Panthers were not able to win the series even though they were at home. Josh Falk was the losing pitcher for the Panthers as he threw six innings allowing five hits, two runs, four walks and four strikeouts. Isaac Mattson would make things worse as he allowed two hits and two runs in his two innings of work. Believe or not, the Pitt Panthers actually had more hits than the Miami Hurricanes as Pitt had 12 hits in the game. Pitt’s leadoff hitter, Jacob Wright, went 2-2 with two walks. Caleb Perry went 3-5 with a RBI. Yaya Chentouf went 1-3 with a double. Manuel Pazos went 2-3 with a double and both Alex Amos and Nico Popa went 2-4 with a run scored.
The Miami Hurricanes will have a couple of days off before they take on the Florida Atlantic Owls on Wednesday night. Gregory Veliz should be the starting pitcher for the Canes. You can watch this game on the ACC Network Extra on WatchESPN.com on Wednesday night. First pitch is at 6:30pm EST.