Miami Scores 2 In 12th, Holds On To Beat Duke 6-5
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Jacob Heyward scored on a wild pitch before Tyler Palmer homered in the 12th inning, and Miami held on to beat Duke 6-5 on Saturday at the Atlantic Coast Conference baseball tournament.
The win by the top-seeded Hurricanes (41-17) sends Georgia Tech to the championship game Sunday against Maryland. Fourth-seeded Duke (33-25) would have made it with a win.
Mike Rosenfeld’s infield single in the 12th brought home Jordan Betts from second and moved Chris Marconcini to third. Javi Salas came on to pitch and struck out Matt Berezo to end it.
Heyward — the brother of Atlanta Braves outfielder Jason Heyward — doubled to lead off the 12th. He was bunted to third and scored on Istler’s wild pitch to Palmer to make it 5-4. Palmer then made it a 6-4 with his solo homer.
Duke’s Cris Perez forced extra innings with a two-run, pinch-hit homer in the ninth.
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