Bethune Cookman Two Run Ninth-Inning Stuns Miami  

The Bethune Cookman University baseball team stunned the Miami Hurricanes with a 6-4 victory Wednesday April 17 in the nonconference game.

Sophomore relief pitcher Pablo Torres (W, 3-2) was the hero in the game shutting down Miami after the Hurricanes rallied from a 4-1 deficit with two runs in the seventh and one in the eighth innings to tie the game at 4-4. Torres’ 2.2 innings of work allowed two hits, one run, one earned run, while striking out six Miami batters.

Six Bethune Cookman players factored in the win. Daniel Figueroa, Garrett Chun, Sergio Rivera, Manny Souffrain, Ramses Cordova, and Colton Olasin were walked with bases loaded which led to runs for the Wildcats. Olasin, Figueroa, Chun, and Rivera each received bases loaded walks in the top of the fourth inning to build a 4-1 lead.

Miami scored the game’s first run with a home run off Bethune’s starter Colby Lipovsky for a 1-0 lead.

With the score tied in the top of the ninth inning, Souffrain drew a bases-loaded walk to give Bethune Cookman a 5-4 lead. Two batters later with two outs Cordova drew another bases loaded walk to add a second run for the win.

In the bottom of the ninth, the Hurricanes threaten with men on base and the tying run at the plate. Torres issues a game ending groundout to stun Miami.

In the game, the Wildcats recorded four hits, walk ten times, and was also hit by five Hurricane pitches.

Chun was 1-for-4 with a double, Irvin Escobar, Rivera, and Olasin each went 1-for-3 at the plate. Souffrain walked four times in the game.

With the win, the Wildcats improved to 20-17 overall on the season.

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