What to Know
- The Miami Hurricanes have advanced to the next round of the NCAA Baseball Tournament.
- Randy Batista's two-out single brought home for winning run in the bottom of the ninth, and Miami defeated Long Beach State.
Randy Batista's two-out single brought Christopher Barr home for the winning run in the bottom of the ninth, and Miami won the Coral Gables Regional by downing Long Beach State 9-8 on Sunday night.
Willie Abreu and Zack Collins homered for the Hurricanes (48-11), who led 8-1 after four innings and then found themselves scrambling to oust the Dirtbags. The Hurricanes will host Boston College in the Super Regionals next weekend.
Alex Muzzi drove in three runs and Jarren Duran scored three times for Long Beach State (38-22), which got six runs in the sixth and another in the eighth to tie the game.
Miami and Boston College are both members of the Atlantic Coast Conference, but haven't met since the Hurricanes swept a three-game series in 2014. Miami is 18-6 all-time against Boston College.
The Hurricanes are one of three teams from the state of Florida to advance to the next round. Both the Florida Gators and Florida State Seminoles won their regionals as well this weekend and will meet in the next round.