April 18, 2011

While a few of the spring sports teams are beginning to wind down their respective regular seasons, several teams celebrated their seasons with end-of-year-banquets over the weekend.


BASEBALL
Last Week: The RedHawks (19-18; 7-5 MAC) went 1-1 at the Joe Nuxhall Classic, falling 5-2 to Wright State on Tuesday (RECAP) before hammering out a 10-2 win over Xavier on Wednesday. (RECAP) Miami opened its three-game home series with Western Michigan with an impressive 9-0 win Friday. (RECAP) On Saturday, the RedHawks were edged by the Broncos, 7-5. (RECAP) Miami came back with a thrilling 8-7 win on Sunday. (RECAP) This Week: Miami hosts Xavier at 6 p.m. in a game that is re-scheduled from an earlier date. The RedHawks then hit the road for a three-game series at Akron. Game times are set for 3 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

SOFTBALL
Last Week: Miami (19-17; 4-6 MAC) opened the week with a 1-0 shutout at Wright State on Wednesday. (RECAP) Miami dropped a doubleheader at Central Michigan on Friday, falling in the first game, 5-3, and 8-5 in the nightcap. (RECAP) A pair of home runs and a stellar pitching performance led Miami to a 6-0 win over Eastern Michigan Saturday. (RECAP) The RedHawks completed the sweep at Eastern Michigan with a 5-3 win on Sunday. (RECAP) This Week: The RedHawks host Butler for a doubleheader at 4 p.m. on Tuesday. Miami then entertains Buffalo in a doubleheader beginning at 1 p.m. on Friday and Kent State for single games at 2 p.m. on Saturday and 1 p.m. on Sunday.

WOMEN’S TENNIS
Last Week: Miami (15-5; 6-0 MAC) swept all nine matches against Ball State in its lone match of the week Saturday, posting a 7-0 women's tennis victory over the Cardinals. (RECAP) The win was the 28th straight against league opponents and sets up a showdown with undefeated Akron next week for the regular-season title. This Week: The RedHawks host Akron at 1 p.m. Friday and Buffalo at 1 p.m. Saturday in their final two regular-season matches.

GOLF
Last Week: The RedHawks finished in a tie for eighth place at the Hawkeye Invitational over the weekend. Senior Michael Drobnick paced the RedHawks, tying for 10th place. (RECAP) This Week: Miami participates in the Kepler Intercollegiate April 23-24 in Columbus, Ohio, in its last regular-season event.

MEN’S TRACK & FIELD
Last Week: Competing against some of the top athletes in the country, two decathletes traveled to the University of Tennessee to participate in the Sea Ray Relays last Wednesday and Thursday. Junior Robbie Fisher won the 3000m steeplechase with a time of 9:16.36. Matt Losi captured the triple jump with a personal-best jump of 45-1. (SATURDAY RECAP) This Week: Most of the RedHawks will participate in the Polyton Invitational April 22-23 in Bloomington, Ind. While a few athletes will compete at the Jesse Owens Classic, hosted by Ohio State on April 23.

Alexandra Roberts was tabbed the MAC Women's Field Athlete of the Week last week.


WOMEN’S TRACK & FIELD
Last Week: Four RedHawks competed at the Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, Calif. Miami also placed third at the All-Ohio Championships over the weekend. Rachel Patterson broke the school record in the 5000m run. (SATURDAY RECAP) Roberts also was named the MAC Women’s Field Athlete of the Week last Wednesday after her school-record performance the previous week at the Miami Invitational. (RELEASE) This Week: Miami returns to action next weekend as most of the team will compete in the Jesse Owens Classic in Columbus, Ohio April 23-24, while some members of the team will head south for the Mississippi Open in Oxford, Miss. April 23.

Men’s swimming and diving seniors John Eick and Jason Hass earned Academic All-MAC recognition, while four others were on the Honorable Mention Academic All-MAC Team. Megan Brunn, Miranda Kaltenborn, Kelsey Vehr, Lisa Werwinski and Bekka Westrick—earned Academic All-MAC honors. Eleven others were on the Honorable Mention Academic All-MAC Team. (RELEASE)

Football received its MAC Championships rings on Wednesday and then held its annual Red & White Spring Game last Friday. (RECAP)

Hockey (RELEASE), synchronized skating (RELEASE), men’s basketball (RELEASE) and women’s swimming and diving all held their end-of-year banquets over the weekend.

Jared Tadlock signed a National Letter of Intent with the men’s basketball team last week (RELEASE), while hockey inked Ben Paulides to a National Letter of Intent. (RELEASE)

Head hockey coach Andy Miele will now take his game to the international level, as he was one of 16 players named to the 2011 U.S. National Team, USA Hockey announced last week. (RELEASE)

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

GO REDHAWKS!!