Before the College World Series, Miami's players shaved their heads to show team unity. Too bad for the Hurricances that their bats haven't been as efficient as their razors.
A Miami team that hit 0.339 during the regular season - second-best in school history - is lagging at the plate in Omaha. The Hurricanes have scored five runs in two games, hitting 0.246."I guess we're facing some pretty tough pitchers," Miami infielder Bobby Hill said. "Other than that, I really don't know what's going on."
The No. 2 seeded Hurricanes need to find the swings real soon. Miami (51-11) plays No. 7 Long Beach State (42-22-1), the team the `Canes beat 3-1 in their World Series opener.
In Tuesday's other game, No. 8 Mississippi State (42-22) plays No. 4 Southern Cal (45-17). The losers of both games will be eliminated.
On Monday, No. 5 LSU beat Mississippi State 10-8, and USC eliminated top-seeded Florida 12-10 in 11 innings.