May 23, 2011

The 2010-11 sports season continues to wind down as baseball was the lone Miami team to compete over the weekend, wrapping up the regular season, while an individual RedHawk also took part in postseason competition.

Senior Kyle Weldon paced Miami in its win Friday.


BASEBALL
Last Week: Miami (32-24, 18-9 MAC) closed out its regular season with four games during the week. The RedHawks faced Xavier on Tuesday for the fourth time this season and were blanked 6-0 in a game that had been postponed twice previously. Kyle Weldon drove in three runs and added four hits to lead Miami on the day. Saturday’s rubber match also went Ohio’s way as the Bobcats earned a 10-9 win in 10 innings after Miami scored six runs over the eighth and ninth innings to grab a 9-8 lead only to see Ohio tie it in the bottom of the ninth and win it the next inning. Jon Edgington was named MAC East Player of the Week and he also earned co-MAC Male Scholar Athlete of the Week on Friday. (RELEASE) This Week: Miami clinched the No. 3 seed in the MAC Tournament over the weekend and will open MAC Tournament play Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. The RedHawks also have No. 2 Central Michigan and No. 7 Western Michigan on their side of the bracket for the double-elimination tournament, which runs May 25-28 in Chillicothe, Ohio.

GOLF
Last Week: Senior Nathan Sutherland competed in his second straight NCAA Regional over the weekend, playing three rounds at the NCAA Central Regional at Wolf Run Golf Club in Zionsville, Ind. Sutherland closed out his historic Miami career with a 77 in the final round of the NCAA Central Regional Saturday. Sutherland finished with a final score of 17-over par 230 and was in a tie for 61st place. (RECAP) Sutherland was tied for 54th after two rounds, shooting a 78 on Friday (RECAP) and was tied for 41st after day one on Thursday, firing a four-over-par 75. (RECAP)

Local elementary students ran the Miami Mile on Wednesday.


WOMEN’S TRACK & FIELD
Last Week: Although the team’s season is over, for the second straight year, five athletes will represent Miami at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds, held May 26-28 in Bloomington, Ind. at Indiana University's Robert C. Haugh Track & Field Complex. Senior Katie Lenahan, juniors Rachel Patterson and Alexandra Roberts and freshman Tori Paterra all rank in the top 48 of their respective event(s) in the East Region, which earns them a berth in the first round of the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships, as the field was announced Thursday by the NCAA. (RELEASE) The RedHawks also hosted the Miami Mile last Wednesday as students from Kramer Elementary School ran approximately one mile from the school to Millett Hall. (RECAP) This Week: The five athletes who qualified will compete at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds May 26-28. Gable takes part in the hammer throw, Lenahan will run the 800m, Paterra will throw the javelin, Patterson will run the 5K and Roberts competes in both the shot put and discus.

Miami Mile Photo Gallery

MEN’S TRACK & FIELD
Last Week: A quartet of RedHawks will represent the Miami University men's track and field team at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds May 26-28 in Bloomington, Ind. as senior Adam Ruiz, juniors Nathan Hoch and Matt Rudin and freshman Rob Stein each earned a spot in their respective event, as the NCAA announced the field Thursday. The first and second rounds of the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championship will be held at Indiana University's Robert C. Haugh Track & Field Complex. (RELEASE) This Week: The four Miami men who qualified for the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds will compete May 26-28 as Hoch and Stein take part in the discus, Rudin in the pole vault and Ruiz in the hammer throw.

In other news, the NCAA released its annual APR report on Tuesday and three Miami teams: men’s golf, men’s cross country and softball each earned Public Recognition Awards, an academic honor given annually by the NCAA to teams scoring in the top 10 percent in each sport according to their Academic Progress Rate. (RELEASE)

Miami head men’s basketball coach Charlie Coles was inducted into the Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame last Saturday Carter Camper was named CoSIDA/Capital One Men’s At-Large Academic All-District Second Team Thursday. (RELEASE) Softball junior pitcher Jessica Simpson was tabbed to the NFCA All-Mideast Region Second Team on Thursday as well. (RELEASE)

Soccer’s Jess Kodiak is studying in China this summer and is writing a blog during her time overseas. (BLOG 1 – THURSDAY) (BLOG 2 – SUNDAY)

Miami is hosting several sports camps throughout the summer. Check out MiamiSportsCamps.com to register for a camp today.

GO REDHAWKS!