Hurricanes salvage finale against No. 1 Gators 2-0

Miami hands Florida first loss of season


CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The Miami Hurricanes salvaged the last game of their series with the Gators.

Miami beat No. 1 Florida 2-0 to hand the Gators their first loss of the season.

Michael Burns provided the offense for the 'Canes. The senior outfielder broke a scoreless tie with an RBI double in the bottom of the fifth inning and added an RBI single.

Evan McKendry (1-1) got the win for the 'Canes, striking out eight batters.

Miami out-hit Florida 7-3.

"It was really a big win for us, needless to say," Miami head coach Jim Morris said. "Florida has a really good club. They're ranked No. 1 in the country, as everyone knows. It was a tremendous challenge for us."

Miami (3-4) snapped a four-game losing streak. The 'Canes lost to Florida 7-3 on Friday night 7-3 and 8-2 on Saturday night.

Andrew Cabezas picked up the save. Florida (7-1) loaded the bases on three walks in Cabezas' first inning of relief, but the junior got out of the jam to preserve the lead.

Tyler Dyson (1-1) was credited with the loss for the Gators.

"The big thing for me today, whether we won or lost, was for our team to understand what it takes to beat a good club and play with a good club, and we did that today," Morris said.

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