GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Rony Rodriguez drove in two runs, Corey
Janson homered for the first time this season and Miami beat
Jacksonville 7-2 in the opening game of the Gainesville Regional on
The Hurricanes (37-21), in the NCAA postseason field for the
39th consecutive year, scored four runs in the eighth inning to
create some cushion.
Rodriguez did his damage early, with an RBI double in the first
and a run-scoring groundout in the third. Janson made it 3-1 with a
leadoff homer in the fifth.
Jacksonville (36-23) cut the deficit in half on Daniel
Gulbransen's RBI single in the seventh, but Miami answered with
four runs - two on bases-loaded walks - to seal the victory.
Steven Ewing (8-2) gave up one hit and one run in six innings
for Miami. Matthew Tomshaw (8-4) allowed four hits and two earned runs in seven innings for Jacksonville.