2015 Miami Hurricanes baseball team

The 2015 Miami Hurricanes baseball team will represent the University of Miami during the 2015 NCAA Division I baseball season. The Hurricanes will play their home games at Mark Light Field at Alex Rodriguez Park as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference. They will be led by head coach Jim Morris, in his 22nd season at Miami.

2015 Miami Hurricanes baseball
Miami Hurricanes logo.svg
ACC Coastal Division Champion
Coral Gables Regional Champion
Coral Gables Super Regional Champion
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 6
CBNo. 6
2015 record50-17 (22-8 ACC)
Head coachJim Morris (22nd season)
Assistant coaches
  • Gino DiMare (16th season)
  • J.D. Arteaga (13th season)
  • Michael DeLucia (1st season)
Home stadiumMark Light Field at Alex Rodriguez Park
Seasons
← 2014
2016 →
2015 Atlantic Coast Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Atlantic
#10 Louisville  x‍‍‍y 25 5   .833     47 18   .723
#26 Notre Dame  ‍‍‍y 17 13   .567     37 23   .617
#12 Florida State  ‍‍y 17 13   .567     44 21   .677
Clemson  ‍‍‍y 16 13   .552     32 29   .525
NC State  ‍‍‍y 15 14   .517     36 23   .610
Wake Forest  ‍‍‍ 12 18   .400     27 26   .509
Boston College  ‍‍‍ 10 19   .345     27 27   .500
Coastal
#6 Miami (FL)  x‍‍‍y 22 8   .733     50 16   .758
#1 Virginia  ‍‍‍y 15 15   .500     44 24   .647
North Carolina  ‍‍‍ 13 16   .448     34 24   .586
Virginia Tech  ‍‍‍ 13 16   .448     27 27   .500
Georgia Tech  ‍‍‍ 13 17   .433     32 23   .582
Duke  ‍‍‍ 10 19   .345     31 22   .585
Pittsburgh  ‍‍‍ 9 21   .300     20 32   .385
x – Division champion
‡ – Tournament champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
As of June 30, 2015[1]; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball

Previous SeasonEdit

In 2014, the Hurricanes finished the season as champions of the ACC's Coastal Division with a record of 44–19, 24–6 in conference play. They qualified for the 2014 Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball Tournament, and were eliminated in pool play. They qualified for the 2014 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament, and were hosts of the Coral Gables regional which included Texas Tech, Columbia, and Bethune-Cookman. The Hurricanes shut out Bethune-Cookman, 1–0, in the opening game, but then fell 3–0 to Texas Tech to move into the loser's bracket. There, the Hurricanes again defeated the Wildcats, this time by a score of 10–0. In the first game of the regional final against the Red Raiders, Miami won 2–1 in 10 innings. However, in the second game, Texas Tech won 4–0 and advanced to the Lubbock Super Regional, and subsequently the College World Series.

PersonnelEdit

RosterEdit

2015 Miami Hurricanes roster[2]
 

Pitchers

  • 14 - Danny Garcia - Sophomore
  • 18 - Michael Mediavilla - Freshman
  • 19 - Bryan Garcia - Sophomore
  • 22 - Luke Spangler - Freshman
  • 27 - Ryan Otero -   Junior
  • 30 - Andrew Suarez -   Junior
  • 31 - Sam Abrams - Senior
  • 32 - Andy Honiotes - Freshman
  • 34 - Derik Beauprez - Sophomore
  • 35 - Devin Meyer - Freshman
  • 37 - Keven Pimentel - Freshman
  • 38 - Daniel Briggi - Senior
  • 39 - Cooper Hammond - Sophomore
  • 43 - Thomas Woodrey - Junior
  • 47 - Enrique Sosa - Junior
  • 49 - Daniel Epstein - Freshman
  • 52 - Daniel Sayles - Senior
  • 55 - Jesse Lepore - Freshman
 

Catchers

Infielders

  • 4 - Johnny Ruiz - Sophomore
  • 7 - George Iskenderian - Junior
  • 8 - David Thompson - Junior
  • 9 - Sebastian Diaz - Sophomore
  • 17 - Christopher Barr -   Sophomore
  • 42 - Edgar Michelangeli - Junior
  • 44 - Peter Crocitto - Freshman
  • 51 - Brandon Lopez - Junior
 

Outfielders

  • 2 - Ricky Eusebio - Junior
  • 10 - Justin Smith - Freshman
  • 13 - Willie Abreu - Sophomore
  • 24 - Jacob Heyward - Sophomore
  • 36 - Ryan Alvarez - Freshman
  • 45 - Carl Chester - Freshman
 

Coaching StaffEdit

Name Position Seasons at
Miami
Alma Mater
Jim Morris Head Coach 22 Elon University (1973)
Gino DiMare Assistant Coach 16 University of Miami (1992)
J.D. Arteaga Assistant Coach 13 University of Miami (2002)
Michael DeLucia Assistant Coach 1 Campbell University (2013)

ScheduleEdit

Legend
  Miami win
  Miami loss
  Postponement
Bold Miami team member
2015 Miami Hurricanes Baseball Game Log[3]
Regular Season
Post-Season
NCAA College World Series
Date Opponent Rank Site/Stadium Score Win Loss Save Attendance Overall Record CWS Record
June 13 vs. (4) Florida #5 TD Ameritrade ParkOmaha, NE L 3–15 49-16
June 15 vs. Arkansas #5 TD Ameritrade Park • Omaha, NE W 4–3 50-16
June 17 vs. (4) Florida #5 TD Ameritrade Park • Omaha, NE L 2-10 50-17

All rankings from Collegiate Baseball.

RankingsEdit

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. т = Tied with team above or below. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Final 
Coaches' 14 14* 14* 20 18 16 14 11 11 9 13 14 12 8 8 8  
Baseball America 9 8 11 11 19 17 13 12 11 9 13 17 17 13 12 12  
Collegiate Baseball^ 14 14 23 23 25 20 18 16 11 6 6 10 8 7 7 6 5  
NCBWA 13 11 13 15 19 17 15 15 11 9 13 16 13 10 9 8 8  
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^ Collegiate Baseball ranks 40 teams in their preseason poll, but only ranks 30 teams weekly during the season.
NCBWA ranks 35 teams in their preseason poll, but only ranks 30 teams weekly during the season.
* New poll was not released for this week so for comparison purposes the previous week's ranking is inserted in this week's slot.


Awards and honorsEdit

Zack Collins
Andrew Suarez
  • Louisville Slugger Pre-season Second Team All-American[4]
Bryan Garcia
  • Louisville Slugger Pre-season Second Team All-American[4]
  • Perfect Game USA Pre-season Third Team All-American[5]
David Thompson
  • Baseball America Pre-season Second Team All-American[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Baseball Standings". Atlantic Coast Conference. Retrieved October 7, 2015.
  2. ^ "Official Baseball Roster". Miami Hurricanes. Retrieved December 24, 2014.
  3. ^ "2015 Baseball Schedule". Miami Hurricanes. Retrieved June 6, 2015.
  4. ^ a b c "NCAA Div. I Pre-Season All-Americans". Collegiate Baseball Newspaper. Retrieved December 24, 2014.
  5. ^ a b "Preseason College All-Americans". Perfect Game USA. Retrieved January 9, 2015.
  6. ^ a b "2015 College Preview: All-America Teams". Baseball America. Retrieved February 2, 2015.