Miami's Ian Farrow (Miami Athletics)

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Miami Wins ACC Opener But Bond Between Avent & Dimare Persists

At The Ballpark

CORAL GABLES, Fla. — NC State coach Elliott Avent loves Miami.

But Miami – at least the Hurricanes baseball team – didn’t return the affection on Friday night.

The host Hurricanes (9-5, 1-0 ACC) knocked off the previously unbeaten Wolfpack, 9-8, in an epic series-opening battle.

NC State, ranked 19th in the nation, fell behind 8-0 in the second inning. The Wolfpack then clawed back to tie the score with runs in four straight frames, but Miami won it on Ian Farrow’s tie-breaking homer in the seventh inning.

The Wolfpack are now 13-1, 0-1.

But no matter who wins the series,[…]

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