ATLANTA - The Miami University softball team dropped a pair of games on Friday as it opened the season at the Georgia Tech Classic. The RedHawks fell to Indiana, 10-0, in five innings in the morning. Miami would then get its offense going against the host, 24th-ranked Georgia Tech, but would fall just short in a 10-8 defeat.

The RedHawks (0-2) would rebound from being no-hit against the Hoosiers (4-3) in the opener to putting up 12 hits against Georgia Tech (7-0). They would blast three home runs in the contest, including a career-high two from junior catcher Kayla Ledbetter.

In the nightcap against the Yellow Jackets, the RedHawks would strike first with three runs in the top of the second inning. Allie Larrabee led off the frame with a walk. Jenna Modic moved her over to second on a sacrifice bunt. Shanyn McIntyre then sent a shot over the left field wall to put Miami up, 2-0. Brandi Hernandez followed with a walk and was sacrificed to second base by Kylie McChensey. Kirstie Fehrenbach reached on an error by the shortstop. That moved Hernandez up to third. Fehrenbach would get caught in a rundown, but before she was tagged out, Hernandez came home to score to make it 3-0.

Georgia Tech got its offense going in the bottom of the second when it scored three runs off of Modic to tie the score. Miami went back in front in the top of third when Larrabee singled home Tiyona Marshall, but the Yellow Jackets broke the game open with six runs in the bottom of the frame off of Modic and Paige Myers to make it 9-4.

Myers would settle down after that, allowing only one run the rest of the way. The RedHawks began their comeback attempt in the top of the fifth when Ledbetter homered over the center field wall to bring home herself and Kristy Arbour. Trailing 10-6 in the top of the sixth, Ledbetter would hit a shot over the left field wall, bringing her and Arbour home again. Fehrenbach hit a single in the top of the seventh, but Miami was unable to bring score her as it fell, 10-8.

Ledbetter finished the nightcap 3-for-4 with four RBI and two runs scored. McIntyre was 3-for-4 with two RBI and one run scored.

It was a tough start in the opener as Indiana tagged Miami for seven runs in the top of the first. Myers started the game, but was hurt by two RedHawk errors that caused all but one of the runs to be unearned, along with six walks. Megan Mattera came in to relieve her and kept the Hoosiers off the board until the top of the fifth when they scored three runs to create a run-rule victory.

The RedHawks were unable to get their offense going as Hoosier pitcher Meaghan Murphy kept them without a hit in the five innings. Miami managed only three baserunners, with Ledbetter drawing a pair of walks.

The RedHawks continue play at the Georgia Tech Classic with two games on Saturday. Miami starts with a rematch against 24th-ranked Georgia Tech at 3:30 p.m. It will then take on Marshall at 5:30 p.m.