Zach Levenson, Miami (Shotgun Spratling)


Miami wears down Duke to clinch pivotal ACC series win

At The Ballpark

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The Miami Hurricanes scored 17 of the final 18 runs against Duke this weekend, and there may be an explanation:

While the Heat is winning basketball games in the Eastern Conference Finals, the heat – lower case h – may have gotten at least partial credit for a baseball “W” on Saturday afternoon.

Indeed, the 11th-ranked Hurricanes defeated the No. 16 Duke Blue Devils, 10-1, on Saturday. Miami, after dropping Thursday’s series opener, also won 10-8 in 11 innings on Friday, prevailing in the series.

“It definitely got us today,” Duke coach Chris Pollard said when[…]