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Legendary coach Jim Morris has jersey retired as UM opens ACC play with extra innings

Jim Morris’ illustrious coaching career at his home stadium for 25 years ended last May 19 with torrents of rain blanketing Mark Light Field and the game called with his University of Miami Hurricanes trailing in the bottom of the third.

“I hated that rainout and not being able to finish,’’ Morris said Friday night in his return to The Light.

This time it was a much happier occasion — at least for Morris — as his jersey No. 3 was retired in a pregame ceremony and unveiled on the outfield wall before the Hurricanes (10-3) opened their Atlantic Coast Conference schedule against Georgia Tech (10-4), the team Morris coached for 12 years.