Blue Devils end Canes' season

Blue Devils end Canes' season


The Miami Hurricanes’ 2024 campaign came to an end Saturday evening.

Making their second straight ACC Baseball Championship semifinals appearance, the 11th-seeded Hurricanes fell to the sixth-seeded Duke Blue Devils, 8-2, in front of 5,879 fans at Truist Field.

The Blue Devils (38-18) scored eight unanswered runs across their final four trips to the plate, highlighted by a six-spot in the eighth.

Duke demolished a pair of two-run homers, including senior catcher Alex Stone’s go-ahead dinger.

Miami (27-30) held an early 2-0 lead, but the Hurricanes ran out of gas playing with a shorthanded bullpen.

In the defeat, third baseman Daniel Cuvet set the new Miami freshman home run record with his 24th blast of the year. Cuvet’s two-run shot in the fourth pushed the Fort Lauderdale, Fla., native passed Pat Burrell, breaking the 28-year mark.

Junior starter Herick Hernandez turned in five strong innings, holding the Blue Devils hitless through the first four frames. Hernandez struck out nine of the first 12 batters he faced before the Blue Devils plated a tally in the fifth.

Duke veteran righty Charlie Beilenson (7-3) picked up the win in relief, tossing 2 1/3 scoreless innings.

Miami freshman right-hander Nick Robert (5-4) was charged with the loss.

To keep up with the University of Miami baseball team on social media, follow @CanesBaseball on X, Instagram and Facebook.

Comments (9)

It had to end sometime. Reaching the Semifinals was more than I expected. Go Canes ⚾
Hopefully next year will be better!
The head coach was the wrong hire from the start. Our biggest issue the last few years has been pitching, and we made the pitching coach, our head coach. Explain to me how in the heck that was a good idea? Smh

You're new around these parts?