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Baseball

Last Week: The RedHawks split four games last week, though were in position to take all four contests. Miami grabbed a 7-0 lead entering the sixth inning in a midweek game at Cincinnati last Tuesday, but a six-run sixth set the stage for the Bearcats to come back and down the RedHawks in walk-off fashion, 8-7. (Recap) Seth Varner tossed seven strong innings in Friday's series opener against Akron, but UA scored seven runs in the final four innings to post a come-from-behind 7-5 win. (Recap) The Red and White were in no mood to watch another lead slip on Saturday as Nathan Williams tossed eight shutout innings while Dan Walsh went 4-for-5 in a 6-0 win. (Recap) Ryan Powers turned in another strong pitching performance, holding UA to three runs (two earned) in 7.1 innings to guide MU to a series-clinching 5-3 win on Sunday. (RecapThis Week: Miami hosts the Sixth Annual Joe Nuxhall Classic on Tuesday and Wednesday. The four-team tournament brings Cincinnati, Wright State and Xavier to Oxford. Afterwards, the RedHawks travel to Kent State for a three-game weekend series.

Softball

Last Week: The RedHawks went 3-2 during the week, including splitting both of their MAC series over the weekend. Playing in a steady rain throughout, Miami cruised to an 8-0 victory over Northern Kentucky on Wednesday. The game ended after five innings due to the run rule. (Recap) Miami earned a split against Toledo on Friday. After dropping the opener, 9-2, the RedHawks’ offense took over in leading Miami to an 11-5 win in the nightcap. (Recap) (Photo Gallery) The RedHawks used timely hitting and a strong pitching performance from junior Amber Logemann to earn a 3-1 victory over Bowling Green on Saturday. (Recap) On Sunday, Miami made an inspired comeback from five runs down to force extra innings, but Bowling Green scored four runs in the top of the 10th inning to take a 9-5 victory. (Recap) This Week: Miami hits the road for a pair of MAC series next weekend. The RedHawks travel to Western Michigan Friday for a doubleheader beginning at 1 p.m. Miami then takes on Northern Illinois in single games on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. (EDT) and Sunday at 2 p.m. (EDT).

Women’s Tennis

Last Week: Miami split a pair of matches last week. In the first of two MAC road matches, the RedHawks lost 5-2 on Friday afternoon to Buffalo. The Bulls won two of three doubles matches to clinch the doubles point and went on to capture four of the six singles matches en route to the match win. (Recap) The RedHawks bounced back in full force on Saturday with a definitive, 7-0 sweep of Akron. Miami won all three doubles matches in addition to the six singles matches. (Recap) This Week: Miami concludes a four-match road stretch when the RedHawks travel to Eastern Michigan on Friday, April 11 and Toledo on Saturday, April 12.

Men's Track and Field

Last Week: Miami emerged victorious with 278 points at the Miami Invitational, the first of two home outdoor meets. Rob Stein paced the Red and White with a second-place finish in the hammer throw on Friday night, putting them atop the team standings right away. (Recap) That performance was a prelude of things to come for Stein, as he broke the school's longest-standing record by launching a throw of 59-2 in the shot put to win the event. That first-place finish was one of seven event wins for the RedHawks on Saturday as Andrew Vollet took the discus, Jahquil Hargrove won the 400m, Skyler Coburn claimed gold in the 400m hurdles, Wade Coffin paced the field in the 800m, Peter Stefanski finished atop the high jump standings and Tyler Yee won the javelin. (RecapThis Week: Miami travels to Cincinnati for the All-Ohio Meet on Friday and Saturday.

Women's Track and Field

Last Week: The Red and White pulled away to win the Miami Invitational with 264 team points over the weekend. Amelia Strickler and Olivia Cummings scored MU's lone points in Friday's competition with fourth and seventh-place finishes, respectively, in the hammer throw. (Recap) Miami erupted on the scene for Saturday's final competition day, winning 11 events to finish atop the team standings. Alexus Jimson-Miller won both the 100m and 100m hurdles while Anna Lamb (5000m), Charlotte Myers (800m), Kathie Wollney (400m hurdles), Eliza Frazier (3000m steeplechase), Taylor Brown (pole vault), Strickler (shot put), Erica Mudd (high jump) and Tori Paterra (javelin) also won events. (RecapThis Week: Miami travels to Cincinnati for the All-Ohio Meet on Friday and Saturday.

Golf

Last Week: The RedHawks were idle last week. This Week: Miami returns to action this weekend when it participates in the Robert Kepler Intercollegiate in Columbus, Ohio. The RedHawks will play two rounds on Saturday and finish the event with one final round of 18 holes on Sunday.

Two Miami University student-athletes are being honored by the Greater Cincinnati Northern Kentucky Women’s Sports Association as the 2014 College Sportsperson for their respective sports at the 21st annual awards dinner on Monday, April 28. Senior Katy Dolesh was named College Sportsperson of the Year for Soccer, and senior Emily Gruesser was named College Sportsperson of the Year for Field Hockey. (Release)

 

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