The Miami Hurricanes have won their first game in the Gainesville regional by beating Jacksonsville 7-2 Friday afternoon.
The Canes got a tremendous starting performance from Steven Ewing, who went 6 innings giving up just one run on one hit. Ewing was in control for most of the game as it was just two walks in the 3rd inning that gave Jacksonville their only shot at scoring on the Canes starter. A sacrifice fly from Adam Brett Walker gave the Dolphins their one run off Ewing in the 3rd.
The Canes got to scoring early as an error by the Dolphins shortstop in the 1st inning gave the Canes an opportunity to put some runs on the board. Rony Rodriguez blasted a double to drive in the run for the Canes and give them the early 1-0 lead.
The Dolphins were hurt by the three errors committed by their defense and the six walks donated by their pitching staff. Only three of the Canes runs were scored as earned on the day. It was the four-run eighth inning that really sealed the game for the Canes. An error and two RBI's on bases-loaded walks give the Canes the victory by the Dolphins inability to throw strikes.