Hurricanes dominate late in 'Hoos pool play finale

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DURHAM, N.C. (AP) -- Adrian Del Castillo homered, Freddy Zamora drove in three runs and Miami beat Virginia 10-3 on Thursday at the ACC Baseball Championship.

Anthony Vilar also had two RBIs to help the fourth-seeded Hurricanes (39-17) win their tournament opener. The winner of Friday’s 3 p.m. matchup between Miami and fifth-seeded North Carolina will advance to the semifinals to face No.12 seed Boston College on Saturday.

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. (32-24)

- This marks the 14th consecutive year that the Hurricanes have won at least one game in the ACC Baseball Championship … Thursday’s win squared Miami’s all-time record in the event at 9-9 … Virginia slipped to 19-18 in ACC Championship games played in the Bull City.

- North Carolina took two of three from the Hurricanes in the regular-season series when the teams met at Chapel Hill on March 15-17.

- The Hurricanes are now 4-0 versus Virginia in 2019 after sweeping the three-game regular-season series from Cavaliers at Charlottesville during the regular season.

- Miami is 19-5 over its last 24 games.

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