1996 Miami Hurricanes baseball
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Central I Regional Champions
ConferenceIndependent
Ranking
CoachesNo. 2
CBNo. 2
Record50–14
Head coach
Home stadiumMark Light Field
Seasons
← 1995
1997 →
1996 NCAA Division I baseball independents standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   PCT W   L   PCT
No. 2 Miami (FL)  ‍‍‍y   50 14   .781
Oral Roberts  ‍‍‍   32 24   .571
Hawaii–Hilo  ‍‍‍   14 31   .311
Wofford  ‍‍‍   8 35   .186
Colgate  ‍‍‍   3 20   .130
Southern Utah  ‍‍‍    
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
As of June 30, 1996[1]
Rankings from Collegiate Baseball

The 1996 Miami Hurricanes baseball team represented the University of Miami in the 1996 NCAA Division I baseball season. The Hurricanes played their home games at the original Mark Light Field. The team was coached by Jim Morris in his 3rd season at Miami.

The Hurricanes lost the College World Series, defeated by the LSU Tigers in the championship game.

Roster

1996 Miami Hurricanes roster
 

Pitchers

  • J. D. Arteaga - Junior
  • Juan Galban
  • John Kertis
  • Robbie Morrison
  • Denis Pujals
  • Clint Weibl
  • Allen Westfall
 

Catchers

  • Jim Gargiulo

Infielders

 

Outfielders

  • Michael DeCelle - Junior
  • Ryan Grimmett
  • Tris Moore
  • Eddie Rivero

Schedule and results

Legend
  Miami win
  Miami loss
  Miami tie
1996 Miami Hurricanes Baseball Game Log
Regular Season (43–12)
January (1–0)
Date Opponent Site/Stadium Score Overall Record
January 31 Berry Mark Light FieldCoral Gables, Florida 25–0 1–0
February (8–3)
Date Opponent Site/Stadium Score Overall Record
February 2 Florida Mark Light Field • Coral Gables, Florida 4–7 1–1
February 3 Florida Mark Light Field • Coral Gables, Florida 5–1 2–1
February 9 Coastal Carolina Mark Light Field • Coral Gables, Florida 8–3 3–1
February 10 Coastal Carolina Mark Light Field • Coral Gables, Florida 7–2 4–1
February 11 Coastal Carolina Mark Light Field • Coral Gables, Florida 16–11 5–1
February 16 George Washington Mark Light Field • Coral Gables, Florida 6–0 6–1
February 17 George Washington Mark Light Field • Coral Gables, Florida 14–1 7–1
February 18 George Washington Mark Light Field • Coral Gables, Florida 19–3 8–1
February 21 Florida Atlantic Mark Light Field • Coral Gables, Florida 12–3 9–1
February 24 at Florida Alfred A. McKethan StadiumGainesville, Florida 7–8 9–2
February 25 at Florida Alfred A. McKethan Stadium • Gainesville, Florida 1–5 9–3
March (14–2)
Date Opponent Site/Stadium Score Overall Record
March 1 Illinois Mark Light Field • Coral Gables, Florida 14–10 10–3
March 2 Illinois Mark Light Field • Coral Gables, Florida 10–0 11–3
March 3 Illinois Mark Light Field • Coral Gables, Florida 6–4 12–3
March 6 Michigan State Mark Light Field • Coral Gables, Florida 10–3 13–3
March 8 Rutgers Mark Light Field • Coral Gables, Florida 4–5 13–4
March 9 Rutgers Mark Light Field • Coral Gables, Florida 12–3 14–4
March 15 Maine Mark Light Field • Coral Gables, Florida 17–4 15–4
March 16 Maine Mark Light Field • Coral Gables, Florida 10–3 16–4
March 17 Maine Mark Light Field • Coral Gables, Florida 15–3 17–4
March 21 FIU Mark Light Field • Coral Gables, Florida 13–6 18–4
March 22 FIU Mark Light Field • Coral Gables, Florida 5–3 19–4
March 23 FIU Mark Light Field • Coral Gables, Florida 5–4 20–4
March 24 FIU Mark Light Field • Coral Gables, Florida 5–6 20–5
March 27 St. Thomas (FL) Mark Light Field • Coral Gables, Florida 8–0 21–5
March 29 Bethune–Cookman Mark Light Field • Coral Gables, Florida 10–3 22–5
March 30 Bethune–Cookman Mark Light Field • Coral Gables, Florida 20–3 23–5
April (11–5)
Date Opponent Site/Stadium Score Overall Record
April 2 Nova Southeastern Mark Light Field • Coral Gables, Florida 13–2 24–5
April 5 at Florida State Dick Howser StadiumTallahassee, Florida 2–13 24–6
April 6 at Florida State Dick Howser Stadium • Tallahassee, Florida 2–1 25–6
April 7 at Florida State Dick Howser Stadium • Tallahassee, Florida 1–15 25–7
April 10 St. Thomas (FL) Mark Light Field • Coral Gables, Florida 15–2 26–7
April 12 Florida State Mark Light Field • Coral Gables, Florida 6–2 27–7
April 13 Florida State Mark Light Field • Coral Gables, Florida 9–8 28–7
April 14 Florida State Mark Light Field • Coral Gables, Florida 7–4 29–7
April 16 at Tennessee Lindsey Nelson StadiumKnoxville, Tennessee 1–12 29–8
April 17 at Tennessee Lindsey Nelson Stadium • Knoxville, Tennessee 2–4 29–9
April 18 at Tennessee Lindsey Nelson Stadium • Knoxville, Tennessee 2–3 29–10
April 20 Tampa Mark Light Field • Coral Gables, Florida 5–3 30–10
April 21 Tampa Mark Light Field • Coral Gables, Florida 2–1 31–10
April 26 Stetson Mark Light Field • Coral Gables, Florida 20–7 32–10
April 27 Stetson Mark Light Field • Coral Gables, Florida 7–6 33–10
April 28 Stetson Mark Light Field • Coral Gables, Florida 9–4 34–10
May (9–2)
Date Opponent Site/Stadium Score Overall Record
May 1 Lynn Mark Light Field • Coral Gables, Florida 12–4 35–10
May 3 South Florida Mark Light Field • Coral Gables, Florida 3–2 36–10
May 4 South Florida Mark Light Field • Coral Gables, Florida 9–5 37–10
May 5 South Florida Mark Light Field • Coral Gables, Florida 4–10 37–11
May 8 Florida Atlantic Mark Light Field • Coral Gables, Florida 10–2 38–11
May 10 at Jacksonville John Sessions StadiumJacksonville, Florida 9–1 39–11
May 11 at Jacksonville John Sessions Stadium • Jacksonville, Florida 15–5 40–11
May 12 at Jacksonville John Sessions Stadium • Jacksonville, Florida 16–2 41–11
May 16 Cal State Fullerton Mark Light Field • Coral Gables, Florida 5–4 42–11
May 17 Cal State Fullerton Mark Light Field • Coral Gables, Florida 8–7 43–11
May 18 Cal State Fullerton Mark Light Field • Coral Gables, Florida 6–7 43–12
Postseason (7–2)
Date Opponent Site/Stadium Score Overall Record
May 23 vs Sam Houston State UFCU Disch–Falk FieldAustin, Texas 4–5 43–13
May 24 vs Long Beach State UFCU Disch–Falk Field • Austin, Texas 5–2 44–13
May 25 at Texas UFCU Disch–Falk Field • Austin, Texas 9–7 45–13
May 26 vs Missouri State UFCU Disch–Falk Field • Austin, Texas 8–2 46–13
May 26 vs UCLA UFCU Disch–Falk Field • Austin, Texas 8–4 47–13
Date Opponent Site/Stadium Score Overall Record
May 31 vs Clemson Johnny Rosenblatt StadiumOmaha, Nebraska 7–3 48–13
June 2 vs Alabama Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium • Omaha, Nebraska 15–1 49–13
June 5 vs Clemson Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium • Omaha, Nebraska 14–5 50–13
June 8 vs LSU Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium • Omaha, Nebraska 8–9 50–14
Schedule Source:[2]

Awards and honors

Rudy Gomez
Pat Burrell
Alex Cora
Michael DeCelle
J. D. Arteaga
Robbie Morrison

Collegiate Baseball All-American

Hurricanes in the 1996 MLB Draft

The following members of the Miami Hurricanes baseball program were drafted in the 1996 Major League Baseball Draft.[5]

Round Pick Player Position MLB Club
3 88 Alex Cora SS Los Angeles Dodgers
6 158 Jim Gargiulo C St. Louis Cardinals
9 274 Denis Pujals P Tampa Bay Devil Rays
10 299 Rudy Gomez 2B New York Yankees
17 503 John Kertis P Texas Rangers
17 514 Mike DeCelle OF Tampa Bay Devil Rays
18 537 Allen Westfall P Seattle Mariners
28 825 T. R. Marcinczyk 1B Oakland Athletics
37 1,088 Clint Weibl P St. Louis Cardinals
43 1,272 Eddie Rivero OF Philadelphia Phillies
43 1,273 Kenard Lang 1B Chicago White Sox
45 1,320 Tris Moore OF Detroit Tigers
54 1,516 J. D. Arteaga P Pittsburgh Pirates
57 1,570 Juan Galban P Atlanta Braves
60 1,596 Ryan Grimmett OF Seattle Mariners

References

  1. ^ "College Baseball Conference Standings -- 1996". Boyd's World. Retrieved March 13, 2021.
  2. ^ "2019 Miami Baseball Media Guide" (PDF) (Press release). University of Miami Athletics. Archived from the original (PDF) on April 12, 2019. Retrieved April 23, 2019.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "College World Series Record Book" (PDF). NCAA.org. Retrieved April 23, 2019.
  4. ^ a b "NCAA Baseball Award Winners" (PDF). NCAA. Retrieved April 23, 2019.
  5. ^ "MLB Amateur Draft Picks from the University of Miami". Baseball-Reference. Retrieved April 23, 2019.