Miami eliminates Southern 12-2 in Starkville Regional
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.
Jaguars senior center fielder Javeyan Williams finished the NCAA Regional 5-5 at the plate with an RBI and three runs scored.