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Saturday, Feb 13, 2016

Miami baseball wins regional opener of NCAA tournament


Rony Rodriguez drove in two runs and Corey Jansen hit the first home run of his college career to pace Miami to a 7-2 win against Jacksonville in NCAA regional play on Friday.

UM (37-21) will face the winner of the Florida-Manhattan game at 4 p.m. Saturday. The Dolphins (36-23) will play the loser of the UF-Manhattan game in an elimination game at noon.

Jacksonville trailed only 3-2 until the bottom of the eighth, when the Hurricanes rallied to finish off the Dolphins. Miami starter Steven Ewing allowed just one hit and one run in six innings.

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