BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – The Miami University softball team dropped a tough 7-0 decision to Western Kentucky University on Saturday at the Hilltopper Spring Fling. The RedHawks fall to 3-4 on the season, while the Lady Hilltoppers improve to 7-4-1.
WKU pitcher Hannah Miniard was on top of her game Saturday, allowing only one RedHawk hit. Miami also got on base via three walks and one hit by pitch.
The RedHawks best chance to score came in the top of the fourth. Senior designated player Allie Larrabee led off with a single up the middle. She was replaced by pinch-runner, sophomore Tanya Busby. Sophomore first baseman Jenna Modic was hit by a pitch, moving Busby up to second. After the Lady Toppers recorded two outs, a wild pitch moved Modic and Busby up to second and third. Junior shortstop Kylie McChesney drew a walk to load the bases, but Miniard was able to get the third out on a popup to end the threat.
WKU scored three runs in the second, a single run in the fourth and three more runs in the sixth for its scoring. The Lady Toppers had 13 hits on the day.
Miami completes play at the Hilltopper Spring Fling on Sunday when it takes on Bradley at 1:30 p.m. (EST).