CINCINNATI, Ohio -- Miami opened a 2-0 lead in third inning, but Wright State tallied 10 unanswered runs, including a seven-run seventh, to defeat the RedHawks 10-2 in the opening round of the Fifth Annual Joe Nuxhall Classic.
With the loss, Miami falls to 14-14 overall and will play in the third-place game tomorrow against Xavier. First pitch is set for 3 p.m.
The RedHawks struck first on a two-run double by Alex Johnson. Scott Slappey started the third with a single, then was sacrificed to second. After Matt Honchel extended his hitting streak to 13 games with a single to center, Johnson ripped a shot just over the third-base bag to put Miami ahead.
The Raiders (15-16) tied the game on a two-run home run by Michael Timm in the third, then went ahead on a RBI single by Justin Kopale in the fourth.
Sophomore Brian Thene (1-2) took the loss for Miami, allowing five hits and three runs over four innings. He walked one and struck out three.
Clay Cinnamon gave up a hit and a walk over two innings before three Miami pitchers gave up seven runs on six hits in the seventh. Freshman Wynston McMartin gave up four of the runs, getting one out, before Brandon Adkins hit the only batter he faced. Alex Brown got the final two outs of the inning, but not before allowing three hits and two runs to the five batters he faced.
Miami registered just four hits for the contest with Ryan Elble gaining the final one, a single in the fourth. Wright State relievers Cody Kopilchack and Luke Mamer retired all but one of the 16 batters they faced, striking out six. The lone exception was the result of an error that was corrected by a caught stealing. Kopilchack picked up the win to improve to 1-0.