OXFORD, Ohio -- Nate Bowles and Jake Romano had three hits apiece and Chad Sedio drove in three runs and scored twice to lead Miami to a 9-4 come-from-behind win over Cincinnati Wednesday night at McKie Field. The Redhawks fell behind 4-1 in the fifth, but scored eight unanswered runs over the next four innings.
Miami (20-23) broke out on top with an unearned run in the second. A dropped fly ball put Sedio, the leadoff hitter, on second. After an infield single put runners on the corners, a groundout by Walsh brought home a run.
The lead held until the fifth, when Cincinnati (18-26) struck for four runs. After the first out of the inning, a walk and single put runners at second and third. Miami put its third pitcher into the game, but Shane Kriss allowed an infield single, but also committed an error that allowed both runners to score. A walk and bunt single loaded the bases, setting up an RBI single that made the score 3-1. Kriss struck out the next batter, but the RedHawks went back to the bullpen. Four straight balls from Charles Zubrod walked in a run, but the junior recovered for a strikeout looking to end the inning.
Miami tied the game in the fifth after Matt Honchel reached on an error and Romano singled. UC changed pitchers, but Thomas Gentile walked Crummy, loading the bases and forcing another change. Bryan Chenoweth struck out the first batter he faced, but Sedio hit an 0-1 pitch into right for a two-run single. After an infield single, Walsh flew out to left to bring home Crummy.
The RedHawks took the lead for good in their next at-bat. Another error, this one with one out, put Honchel on first. He stole second and came home on a single up the middle by Romano.
Miami added insurance in the form of a run in the seventh and three in the eighth. A leadoff walk to Bowles was followed by a Walsh single. However, when the ball skipped past the right fielder, Bowles came all the around to score.
One inning later, Crummy earned a one-out walk and was replaced by pinch runner Julian Flannary. The freshman stole second and took third on a flyout to right, then scored on a single by Sedio. Bowles followed with a single and Walsh walked to load the bases. Ryan Elble hit new pitcher Austin Pritchard's first pitch through the left side for two RBIs.
Zubrod picked up the win to improve to 1-1, while Chenoweth fell to 2-4 with the loss.
Miami hits the road for the final time in 2013 this weekend when it travels to Bowling Green for a weekend series. The opening game Friday begins at 3 p.m.