OXFORD, Ohio – The Miami University softball team used timely hitting and a strong pitching performance from junior Amber Logemann to earn a 3-1 victory over Bowling Green on Saturday. The RedHawks improve to 16-16 on the season and 4-1 in the Mid-American Conference. The Falcons fall to 12-18-1 overall and 2-3 in the MAC.
Logemann was nearly untouchable, allowing only three base runners in the first five innings. BGSU was finally able to get a run off her in the top of the sixth when a steal attempt of second base allowed its runner to steal home. Logemann finished the game with 6.1 innings pitched, allowing only one earned run on three hits while striking out eight.
Miami got all of its offense in the bottom of the second inning. Junior outfielder Bree Lipscomb led off with a single up the middle. Sophomore designated player Jenna Modic followed with her third home run of the season, a line shot over the right field wall that made it 2-0. Senior first baseman Allie Larrabee kept the offense going with a single to left field. She was replaced by a pinch-runner, sophomore Tanya Busby. A sacrifice bunt by junior third baseman Remy Edwards moved Busby up to second, while a single by junior shortstop Kylie McChesney moved her to third. Sophomore outfielder Taylor Shuey singled through the left side, scoring Busby and giving Miami a 3-1 lead.
A one out walk in the top of the seventh by Bowling Green brought in Modic to get the save. With two outs, a single to left center and an advance on the throw put runners on second and third. Modic got the next Falcon batter to ground out to her, securing her first save of the season and giving the RedHawks the victory.
Modic finished the game 1-for-3 with two RBI and one run scored. Shuey was 2-for-3 with one RBI.
Miami completes its series with Bowling Green on Sunday at 1 p.m.