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Junuir Justin Hoyman pitched seven shutout innings and gave up just one hit with seven strikeouts.

Friday February 13, 2004Hoyman Leads Baseball to 3-0 Win Over #2 Miami

Gainesville, FL

Junuir Justin Hoyman pitched seven shutout innings and gave up just one hit with seven strikeouts.

The 19th ranked University of Florida baseball team rode the pitching of Justin Hoyman and received two key home runs as they defeated second ranked Miami (Fla.) 3-0 in the opening game of a series in Coral Gables, Fla. Friday. Hoyman combined with Darren O’Day to pitch the second straight series opening shutout of the season as the two allowed just a pair of Miami hits.

Hoyman delivered his second straight gem as he gave up only one hit over seven shutout innings to improve to 2-0 on the season. The junior struck out seven with just a pair of walks. Hoyman would retire 12 straight hitters from the third until walking a batter with two outs in the seventh. In his first two starts of the season Hoyman has gone 14.0 innings and has given up just four hits and no runs with 14 strikeouts and three walks.

The Florida offense got all the offense it needed in the fifth when Adam Davis delivered. Davis, making his first career start and appearance in a Gator uniform, took a 3-2 J.D. Cockroft pitch and turned on it. The ball would just stay fair as it went over the fence down the left field line for a solo home run. Davis would finish the game 2-for-4.

The insurance would come in the form of a Jeff Corsaletti home run. After Jonathan Tucker walked to lead off the ninth, a pair of Gators were retired by Miami’s Dan Touchet. Corsaletti then took a 1-0 Touchet pitch over the left center field wall for the 3-0 final score.

O’Day would preserve the victory for Hoyman as he earned his second save of the season. The sophomore pitched the final two innings and give up just one hit with a walk and a strikeout.

Miami’s biggest threat came early as they loaded the bases with one out in the first. A Gator throwing error, a hit batter and a catcher’s interference put three runners aboard for the Hurricanes. Hoyman worked his way out of the jam as got a strikeout and a groundout to douse the Miami offense.

Corsaletti would finish 2-for-5 while C.J. Smith had a double for the Gators. Florida had 10 hits in the game that came from seven different players.

NOTES:

  • Hoyman has thrown 16 straight scoreless innings dating back to the 2003 season.
  • Pat McMahon improved to 4-1 in regular season games against Miami while at Florida.
  • Jonathan Tucker had his 10-game hit streak snapped but reached twice on walks.
  • Jeff Corsaletti extended his hit streak to seven games with a single in the fifth.
  • The two teams combined to leave 18 runners on base.
  • The shutout by Florida was the first time the Hurricanes had been shutout at home in a season opener in the history of their program.

 

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