MT. PLEASANT, Mich. – The Miami University softball team got back on the winning track with an important, 2-0, victory over Central Michigan on Sunday. The RedHawks improve to 11-7 in the Mid-American Conference and 18-27 overall. The Chippewas fall to 12-6 in the MAC and 26-17 overall.
Freshman pitcher Jenna Modic had perhaps the best outing of her young career on Sunday. She threw a complete-game shutout, allowing only two hits and five total base runners. Only one Chippewa runner was able to reach third base the entire game.
Miami would strike quickly with a run in the top of the first inning. Taylor Shuey led off with a single to left field. Tiyona Marshall reached on an error by the CMU pitcher. A sacrifice bunt from Hailey Reed moved each runner up a base. Modic followed with a sacrifice fly to left field that allowed Shuey to come home and score.
In the top of the third, Kristy Arbour reached on an error by the shortstop. After a pair of strikeouts, Reed doubled to bring Arbour home and give the RedHawks a 2-0 lead. That would be all they needed, as Modic shut down Central Michigan the rest of the way.
Modic and Reed each finished the game 1-for-2 with one RBI. Shuey was 1-for-4 with one run scored.
Miami returns to action on Tuesday when it travels to Wright State for a non-conference doubleheader beginning at 4 p.m.