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Miami's CJ Kayfus (Carl Kafka/Miami Athletics)


Kayfus KOs Penn State, With Messaging Assist From Backup Catcher

At The Ballpark

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Jack Scanlon is an unlikely hero.

The Miami Hurricanes backup catcher didn’t get a hit or walk on Sunday afternoon.

He didn’t provide a web gem.

Didn’t even reach base.

Yet, CJ Kayfus – who slugged a two-out, two-run, walk-off homer in the bottom of the ninth inning to stun visiting Penn State, 3-2 — credited Scanlon.

Here’s why: Kayfus was clearly frustrated earlier Sunday after his 106-mph line drive in the fifth inning was turned into a double play by Penn State second baseman Kyle Hannon.

Scanlon, who transferred in from Oregon this season, put[…]