DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Adrian Del Castillo homered, Freddy Zamora drove in three runs and Miami beat Virginia 10-3 on Thursday at the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament.
Anthony Vilar also had two RBIs to help the fourth-seeded Hurricanes (39-17) win their tournament opener. The winner of Friday’s matchup between Miami and fifth-seeded North Carolina will advance to the semifinals.
Zamora’s run-scoring bunt single in the fifth broke a 2-all tie and gave the Hurricanes the lead for good. Vilar’s two-run single highlighted a five-run eighth that put the game away.
Del Castillo hit a two-run homer in the first for Miami.
Jack Weiler had two RBI doubles for the ninth-seeded Cavaliers (32-24), who lost both of their tournament games.
Brian Van Belle (9-2) struck out five in seven innings for the Hurricanes.
Noah Murdock (3-6) allowed three earned runs in 4 2-3 innings for Virginia.