As April comes to a close , Canes baseball is heading into the later end of conference play in good shape. Sitting at 29-8 ( 14-4 ACC) the Canes have had a few pleasant surprises contribute to this start.
First player that stands out is Carson Palmquist. The left hander has transitioned from closer to Friday night starter as best as could’ve been expected. He’s 6-2 with a 3.75 ERA in 9 starts and has held batters to a .236 BAA in 45.2 IP.
The Second player that has had a good season so far is SS Dominic Pitelli. Always known for his defense, the sophomore really has come on
from the offensive side. He is hitting .308 with 6 home runs and 36 runs batted in along with a .833 OPS. As the Canes move toward conference tournament play, the continued production from their SS is going to be key.
The final player who I think has had a major impact, is closer Andrew Walters. The Sophomore was tasked with replacing Palmquist in the closer role and hasn’t missed a beat. Through 16 appearances , he has 12 saves and a 0.00 ERA while limiting opponents to a .071 BAA . He also has 41 K’s in 21 and 2/3 Innings. If Walters can continue to slam the door shut in the 9th, Miami a chance to make a deep run come June.
Thank you for reading. ( maybe plug Max’s minute here , if applicable)