NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Miami University softball team closed out play at the Music City Classic with a convincing, 6-0, win over Tennessee State on Sunday. The game ended after six innings due to the run rule. The RedHawks improve to 2-2 on the season, while the Tigers fall to 1-3.
Senior pitcher Paige Myers improve to 2-0 on the season, pitching four scoreless innings for Miami. She allowed only two hits. Sophomore pitcher Amber Logemann pitched the final two innings allowing only one hit. Only one TSU base runner reached third base in the contest.
The RedHawks opened the scoring with three runs in the top of the first. With one out, senior second baseman Kristy Arbour singled to centerfield. She advanced to second base and scored when sophomore first baseman Hailey Reed singled to centerfield.
After a groundout by sophomore designated player Jenna Modic advanced Reed to third, a double by junior outfielder Bree Lipscomb scored her. Senior catcher Allie Larrabee followed with a single to left field that scored Lipscomb and made it 3-0.
Miami made it 4-0 in the top of the second when a sacrifice fly by Reed scored junior shortstop Kylie McChesney. It became 5-0 in the top of the fourth when an infield single by sophomore outfielder Taylor Shuey scored McChesney.
The RedHawks put the game away with three runs in the top of the sixth. Junior Megan Mattera singled to right field and was replaced on the base paths by junior outfielder Shanyn McIntyre. McIntyre moved up to second base on a wild pitch, and up to third on a fly out by McChesney. After the Tigers recorded an out, a single to center field by Arbour scored McIntyre. Reed reached on an error by the TSU second baseman, which allowed Shuey and Arbour to score and make it 8-0. Logemann allowed a leadoff single to begin the bottom of the sixth, but induced a double-play to help end the game early.
Arbour finished the game 4-for-4 with one RBI and two runs scored. McChesney was 2-for-3 with two runs scored. Reed was 1-for-3 with two RBI and one run scored.
Miami is idle next weekend and returns to action at the Hilltopper Spring Fling hosted by Western Kentucky, Feb. 21-23.