By the tweets: Arizona tops Miami in College World Series

Posted at 11:10 PM, Jun 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-18 23:11:46-04

Two big-time college baseball programs with significant College World Series experience faced off in Game 2 when Arizona topped Miami 5-1. 

The atmosphere before the game was electric with more than 25,000 in attendance on Saturday night. 


The Wildcats started hot with three runs in the first inning off Hurricanes lefty starter Michael Mediavilla. Arizona outfielder Jared Oliva hit a bases-loaded single to chase home two runs. 


Miami added a run in the fourth when first baseman Christopher Barr roped a single to right field. The Hurricanes entered the game with one of the best offenses in the nation, but Arizona held Miami down until the fourth inning. 


The Wildcats, however, scored two more runs in the top of the fifth inning after outfielder Zach Gibbons doubled down the right-field line. 


Miami seemed to have a never-ending stream of baserunners with nine hits but could not score more than the one run against a pair of Arizona pitchers led by starter Nathan Bannister.