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Pitching powers Hurricanes to opening night win

Below a drizzle turned clear Friday night sky, the No. 3 Miami Hurricanes began their quest to new heights on opening night of their most anticipated season in years, picking up the first win of 2020 with a suspenseful 2-1 victory over the visiting Rutgers Scarlet Knights.

It was the 13th straight win on opening night for UM, the last six of which have come against the New Jersey foe. But it wasn’t the anticipated offensive explosion fans may have wanted. After the Hurricanes opened scoring in the third inning with a bases loaded two-run RBI single by Adrian Del Castillo, the offense couldn’t get into a consistent rhythm.