The Miami Hurricanes (6-1) used an early 3-run bomb to cruise past visiting Dartmouth (0-2) 6-0. Miami starter Karson Ligon, or Mr. Saturday Night, was simply outstanding! He used all three of his pitches and spent most of the night ahead of the Big Green hitters as all they managed was a paltry 4-hits over seven-shutout innings. Through two starts, he’s allowed 1 run and 6 hits over 13.2 innings while striking out 8 for a snazzy 0.66 ERA. Both starts have been under the lights, so he is Mr. Saturday Night until further notice.
The Miami offense struck early. Zach Levenson, who came in leading the team with a .556 AVG, led off the second inning with a single up the middle. Blake Cyr then reached on an error before Dorian Gonzalez Jr. made Dartmouth pay with a 3-run shot over the right field wall to make it 3-0 good guys.
Following a single in his first at-bat, Carlos Perez hit a triple in the fourth which was followed by a Dominic Pitelli triple to make it 4-0. After a sac-fly by Edgardo Villegas to make it 5-0, the Miami bats cooled off until the sixth when Carlos Perez came up and hit a solo shot to left to make it 6-0 and put him a double away from the first Hurricanes cycle since Gaby Sanchez in 2003. Unfortunately, Carlos never got his chance as he was pulled for pinch-hitter Jack Scanlon in the eighth.
Carlos Lequerica came in pitched the last 2 innings and finished things off with some flare as he struck out the side in the 9th to end it. The Hurricanes will look for the sweep as they wrap the series up tomorrow afternoon at 1p.