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Jayden Melendez caps Miami homecoming by sending Pitt to ACC tourney

At The Ballpark

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Jayden Melendez never conquered the Miami Hurricanes when he played for crosstown FIU, getting outscored 29-6 in two games.

On Saturday, Melendez – now playing for Pittsburgh – had the tie-breaking three-run homer that helped beat Miami 10-7, clinching for the Panthers a berth in the ACC Tournament.

Mervyl Melendez, Jayden’s father and the former FIU coach, was at Saturday’s game along with several other family members and friends.

“I think my dad (Gamaliel) must have hugged everyone in that section of the stands,” said Mervyl, who used his phone to videotape[…]

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