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Morales, Palmquist, Walters Lead Miami Past Florida

At The Ballpark

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – They call him “YoYo” Morales.

“Missile” Morales may be more accurate.

Morales, the Miami Hurricanes’ second-year third baseman whose actual first name is Yohandy, launched a two-run home in the fourth inning and crushed an RBI double in the fifth, leading the 22nd-ranked Miami Hurricanes past the 14th-ranked Florida Gators, 5-2, on Friday night.

The homer, off Gators ace Hunter Barco (2-1), came on a first-pitch slider. Morales hit that ball 400 feet, giving Miami a lead it never relinquished.

“As soon as YoYo hit the home run, I knew the game was over,” Hurricanes starter[…]