Head coach Rod Delmonico and the Vols had a solid weekend of action against Miami.
Feb. 22, 2004
Coral Gables, Fla. - Jim Burt drove in three runs with a double and a triple as the No. 3 Miami Hurricanes parlayed eight Tennessee errors in a 14-3 victory and series win over the Volunteers at Mark Light Stadium.
The eight miscues set a Tennessee record as the Vols fell to 4-2, while Miami improved to 4-2.
Brandon Camardese (1-0) pitched six solid innings, limiting Tennessee to two runs on six hits, for his first victory.
Sean Watson (0-1), making his first career start in front of the hometown fans, suffered the loss as he was roughed up for 10 runs (three earned) on eight hits in 4 2/3 innings. He struck out four and walked four.
Eric King led the Vols with two hits, including an RBI single in the ninth.
The Hurricanes jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first thanks to Burt's two-run triple. He later scored on a ground out.
Tennessee had its best opportunity to get on the board in the third when it loaded the bases with no out. But the Vols could only push one run across as Josh Alley scored on Brian Cleveland's infield hit cutting the lead to 3-1.
Miami then got the run back in the bottom of the frame as Burt doubled with two out and later scored on a throwing error by Watson.
Four Vol errors in the fifth opened the flood gates as the Hurricanes sent 11 men to the plate, scoring six unearned runs in grabbing a 10-2 lead.
The Canes added four more in the seventh to make it 14-2.
Tennessee returns home for a 13-game home stand beginning with a three-game series against Eastern Michigan, Feb. 27 -29.