How to watch Miami Hurricanes baseball vs. South Alabama Jaguars in NCAA regional on TV, live stream
The Miami Hurricanes saw one in-state rival go down Saturday, as the Florida Gators got eliminated without a win, but the Gainesville Regional's other in-state opponent tripped them up.
The South Florida Bulls shocked the Hurricanes 10-2 Saturday night, sending the 'Canes into the elimination bracket Sunday. They'll have to win two games to stay in the NCAA Baseball Tournament.
The first will pit Miami against South Alabama, whom the Canes beat on Friday 1-0. However, the Jaguars also spectacularly knocked out the Gators in a 19-1 rout Saturday.
Miami (32-20) lost both of their games in the ACC Tournament, but they have success at Florida Ballpark, where they won two of three against the Gators to open the season. Their offense is led by freshman infielder Yohandy Morales and brothers Christian and Adrian Del Castillo.
The Jaguars (34-21) won the Sun Belt Tournament to clinch an automatic bid in the NCAAs. South Alabama was 27th in the NCAA with a 3.84 team ERA, led by starter Miles Smith and reliever Jase Dalton. However, it was the Jaguars' bats that made news Saturday against the Gators, as shortstop Santi Montiel drove in five runs while third baseman Cameron Tissue added four RBI.
Should the Hurricanes beat South Alabama, they will get a rematch with South Florida.
South Florida (28-27) got into the regional on the back of winning the American Athletic Conference Tournament. The Bulls, who entered the AAC tourney with a losing record, got hot at the right time, as pitchers Jack Jesiak and Brad Lord had quality outings. USF was able to hold off a feverish UCF rally in the championship to win 8-7. They then stunned regional host Florida 5-3 on Friday thanks to home runs by Carmine Lane and Riley Hogan, and followed that with the upset of the 'Canes Saturday.
The Gainesville Regional is double-elimination with the final set for Sunday night or Monday afternoon. The winner Friday plays at 4 p.m. Saturday, with the loser playing at noon Saturday for the right to play on.
How to watch Miami Hurricanes baseball vs. South Alabama in Gainesville Regional
When: Noon, Sunday, June 6
TV: ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU or ESPNews.