March 25, 2005
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Cesar Carrillo pitched seven strong innings and Miami scored nine runs on one hit in the first inning as the fifth-ranked Hurricanes (22-5, 8-2 ACC) topped No. 4 Georgia Tech (19-3, 9-1), 20-1, in the opener of a three-game ACC series on Friday evening at Mark Light Field.
Georgia Tech’s conference-record 25 game ACC win streak was snapped. The Yellow Jackets lost an ACC regular season game for the first time since April 9, 2004, a span of 350 days.
Carrillo improved to 6-0 in seven starts, holding the Yellow Jackets to one run on six hits in seven innings. He issued two walks and stuck out six. Carrillo improved to 18-0 in his career, and the Hurricanes are 27-0 when he starts. Manny Miguelez worked two shutout innings to close the game.
Alex Garabedian, who entered the game as a pinch hitter in the third inning, went 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles and drove in four runs. Brendan Katin had three hits and Danny Figueroa drove in three runs.
Georgia Tech allowed 20 runs for the first time since April 23, 1999.
Miami scored nine runs in a bizarre first inning that included eight walks, two hit batters, three wild pitches and a passed ball. The Hurricanes swung at just seven of 68 pitches and had one hit in the inning. Miami scored the first seven runs without a hit before Ryan Braun hit a two-run single. Tech starter Jason Neighborgall (5-1) recorded just one out and surrendered seven runs without allowing a hit.
Tech got on the scoreboard in the top of the second on a RBI groundout from Whit Robbins, but Miami scored two runs in the bottom of the inning, including a RBI single from Katin, to make the score 11-1.
The Hurricanes added three runs in the fifth inning, highlighted by a two-run single from Garabedian, extended the lead to 14-1. A RBI groundout from Danny Figueroa made the score 15-1 in the sixth inning. Miami scored five runs of Tech reliever Eddie Burns, making his first appearance of the year, to provide the final 20-1 margin.
Georgia Tech and Miami will continue the series on Saturday at 1 p.m. The game will be televised live by Sun Sports and FSN Florida, and will be shown on tape delay at 4 p.m. on FSN South.