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Miami beats Southern 12-2 to advance in NCAA Tournament

June 1, 2019

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Alex Toral drove in four runs, Adrian Del Castillo hit two doubles and Miami beat Southern 12-2 in an elimination game on Saturday in the NCAA Tournament.

Miami (40-19) jumped on top early with four runs in the first inning. Toral doubled to left-center during the rally, driving in two runs to push the lead to 4-0. The Hurricanes added eight runs in the fifth inning to put the game out of reach.

Evan McKendry (7-2) pitched four scoreless innings to earn the win. He gave up just one hit and struck out three.

Southern (32-24) couldn’t score until the ninth inning. The Jaguars managed just five hits. Eli Finney (6-3) took the loss, giving up eight runs over 4 1/3 innings.

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