June 1, 2014
Regional Scores & Schedules
NCAA Interactive Bracket
Radziewski Blanks Bethune-Cookman
Special to CollegeBaseballInsider.com
CORAL GABLES, Fla. —
One down. Two to go.
No. 11 Miami was shut out in a Saturday night loss to Texas
Tech, the top-seeded Hurricanes knew they would need to win
three consecutive games to come out of the Coral Gables
a complete-game shutout from senior left-hander Bryan Radziewski
and a two-home run, five-RBI performance from freshman No. 3
hitter Zack Collins, the Hurricanes (43-18) got one step closer
with a 10-0 win over fourth-seeded Bethune-Cookman Sunday
afternoon at Alex Rodriguez Park at Mark Light Field.
Radziewski struck out nine and allowed just three hits and two
walks. For a team that needs to win a second game Sunday and
then win again Monday to advance, it was ideal that the
Hurricanes only used one arm.
exactly what the doctor ordered, what you need in this situation
in the losers’ bracket when you get a complete game to save your
pitching for, hopefully, two more games,” Miami coach Jim Morris
Radziewski: “I knew what I had to do. I had to save the bullpen.
I just tried to make it a quick game, so we can get ready for
Hurricanes grabbed a bite to eat and change uniforms for a 7
p.m. game against Texas Tech with the season on the line again.
Radziewski retired 11 in a row from the second through the fifth
inning. He faced the minimum until the sixth, struck out the
side in the eighth and allowed only one Wildcat reached second
knew I just had it after that first inning,” he said. “I had
command of all my pitches. I threw one ball on an 0-2 count. I
was putting everything where I wanted.”
Radziewski was ahead to most hitters he faced. When he fell
behind, he would recover by throwing off-speed pitches to
hitters sitting on the fastball.
“That’s why it’s so effective,” Bethune-Cookman coach Jason
Beverlin said. “He can command [his slurve], get back in the
count with his off-speed. Makes it tough, no doubt about it. He
did a great job with that, and then threw his fastball.”
Miami bats were revitalized. The Hurricanes offense scored 10
runs on 14 hits after being held to one run on 10 hits in their
first two games of the Regional.
hopes it will transition into momentum for the night cap against
haven’t scored but one run in two games, and that was on a wild
pitch, so that’s a crazy ordeal,” he says. “To get our
confidence going offensively is very important.”
Collins hit and a two-run opposite field home run to left in the
sixth and a three-run bomb to right in the top of the ninth, the
10th and 11th of his freshman campaign.
was a game [where our season] was on the line, and we had to
score some runs and give [Radziewski] some support,” Collins
Hurricanes scored twice in the second. Catcher Garrett Kennedy,
getting the start in a day game after a night game, singled home
a run in his first at-bat of the Regional. Dale Carey, who left
seven men on base against Texas Tech Saturday night, doubled
down the right-field line to drive in another in a two-out
situation with two men on to drive in the third Hurricanes run.
scored its first run on an errant throw to first by usually
reliable second baseman Matt Noble on a routine ground ball. The
error allowed Tyler Palmer to score from second.
first three Hurricanes runs — two of them earned — came off
starter Gabriel Hernandez, who only lasted two-plus innings,
allowing five hits and a walk.
left the ball up a couple of times and they made adjustments,
hit it pretty good,” Hernandez said.
Michael Austin pitched the next three-plus innings and held the
Miami offense down temporarily until one of his runners came
across in the sixth against Scott Garner, who gave up three
earned in his three innings in relief.
Wildcats (27-33), who were on the road for the last 30 games of
their season, do not walk away upset as their trip to South
Florida resulted in their first regional win since 2002,
Saturday’s 6-5 victory against Columbia. They played several of
the stronger teams on their schedule tough, including a
regular-season win against the same Canes that eliminated them
just came together as a team,” Garner said. “Everyone began to
trust each other. We started to see the overall goal of the
way that we play these bigger teams that are supposedly supposed
to win and the media says we don’t have a chance, we’re beating
those teams. Conference may be different, but every single game
we play, we’re in it.”
Bethune-Cookman swept four games in the MEAC Baseball
Championships to clinch a spot in the NCAA Tournament as
will go with senior Javi Salas against the Red Raiders.