ACC: Canes not endearing themselves to Clemson fans
By Glenn Tanner - May 26, 2007
The Miami Hurricanes are cratering, and the Clemson Tigers are paying for it.
Wake scored two runs in the sixth without a hit and Miami responded in the bottom of the inning by loading the bases with none out and getting bupkis out of it.
After six innings, Wake leads Miami 7-2.
The Deacon lineup has only five hits, but has benefited from six walks.
With one out in the top of the sixth, Miami reliever Manny Miguelez walked 8-9 hitters Evan Ocheltree and Austin Jones. After a double steal, Miami brought their infield in, and Ben Terry hit a chopper to Yonder Alonso at first. Alonso appeared to be checking out the runner on third instead of the ball, which bounced off his glove for an error, and Wake led 6-2. Dustin Hood followed with a deep sac fly to right to give the Deacs a five-run cushion.
In the bottom of the inning, a walk and two singles loaded the bases with none out. Pitching coach Rick Bauer came out and had a chat with the struggling Ben Hunter, and hopefully he can remember the advice he gave him and use it in the future, because it worked like a charm. Bauer got the first out on a 5-2 fielder's choice, the second out on a called third strike, and the final out on a grounder to second.
Hunter is at 110 pitches, so he's probably not long for the game.
Posted by Glenn Tanner at 10:35 PM on May 26, 2007