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Grand slam helps Hurricanes even series with Seminoles

Miami scores winning run in 10th inning off FSU error

Michael Burns rounds the bases and celebrates with the third base coach after hitting a grand slam in Miami's 5-4 win against Florida State.
Michael Burns rounds the bases and celebrates with the third base coach after hitting a grand slam in Miami's 5-4 win against Florida State. (ACC Network)

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – If the Hurricanes baseball team is going to continue their 44-year NCAA tournament streak, they needed a major jolt.

Miami may have gotten it on Saturday night.

Brandon Gali scored the game-winning run in the 10th inning off a Florida State error to give Miami a 5-4 win over their rivals from Tallahassee.

Michael Burns drilled a grand slam to score the other four runs for the 'Canes (19-20, 10-10 Atlantic Coast Conference).

Jackson Lueck tied the game for the Seminoles (25-16, 10-10 ACC) with a home run in the eighth.

Sophomore Andrew Cabezas (1-2) pitched the final 3.1 innings to earn the win. He struck out four batters.

First pitch of the rubber game is Sunday at noon. The Hurricanes could use a series win to keep their postseason hopes alive.

Miami hasn't missed out on the NCAA tournament since 1972.


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