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Last Week: The week began on a turbulent note as Miami dropped a 16-1 decision to No. 11 Indiana in a midweek clash (Recap), but the Red and White solidified their positioning for the Mid-American Conference Tournament by taking two of three from Bowling Green over the weekend. After watching Seth Varner turn in eight strong innings, MU was forced into extra innings after BGSU scored twice in the ninth on Friday. However, Gary Russo answered the bell with a walk-off RBI double in the 10th inning to put the RedHawks into the win column 5-4. (Recap) Nathan Williams sewed up a series win by finishing one out shy of a complete game, going 8.2 innings and allowing just one run in a 3-1 Miami win on Saturday. (Recap) Bowling Green salvaged the series finale by holding Miami to five hits, sending the Red and White to a 5-0 loss on Senior Day. (Recap) This Week: The RedHawks take on local rival Ohio State for a midweek contest on Tuesday before facing Buffalo in a three-game set beginning on Friday.
Last Week: The RedHawks went 4-1 during the week as they were able to clinch a spot in the upcoming Mid-American Conference Tournament. The week started with a non-conference, 4-1 victory over Butler on Tuesday. It was originally scheduled to be a doubleheader, but the second game was rained out. (Recap) Miami kept its Mid-American Tournament hopes alive with a split against Eastern Michigan on Friday. The RedHawks dropped the opener, 5-3. They came back to earn a dramatic 3-2 victory in nine innings in the nightcap. (Recap) The RedHawks took an important step on Saturday with a 3-2 victory over Central Michigan. (Recap) Miami completed the feat with a 3-0 victory over Central Michigan on Sunday. (Recap) This Week: The RedHawks are the eighth seed in this week’s double elimination MAC Tournament. The tournament gets underway on Wednesday when Miami takes on regular-season champion and top seed Ball State at 1:30 p.m. The MAC Tournament takes place at Firestone Stadium in Akron, Ohio and a complete bracket can be found here.
Last Week: Miami learned its paring for the NCAA Tournament last Tuesday. (Release) This Week: The RedHawks travel to Evanston, Ill. to battle No. 15 seed Northwestern at 4 p.m. (ET) on Friday, May. 9. The winner advances to face the winner of Notre Dame/DePaul on Saturday, May 10 at 1 p.m. (NCAA Tournament Bracket)
Men's Track and Field
Last Week: In its final tuneup before the Mid-American Conference Championships, Miami claimed two event wins at the Billy Hayes Invitational on Saturday. Sam Spallinger claimed gold in the long jump 24-0 3/4 while the 4x400m team of Adam Bodrick, Robert Balzano, Jahquil Hargrove and Skyler Coburn finished the relay in 3:12.66. (Recap) This Week: Miami's next competition takes place at the Mid-American Conference Outdoor Championships in Athens, Ohio May 15-17.
Women's Track and Field
Last Week: Anna Lamb paced the RedHawks at the Billy Hayes Invitational over the weekend. The junior won the 3000m with a time of 10:00.18, Miami's lone event win of the meet. Laura Bess also stood out, finishing second in the 1500m with a career-best time of 4:24.57, which is the second-fastest time in the conference. (Recap) This Week: Miami's next competition takes place at the Mid-American Conference Outdoor Championships in Athens, Ohio May 15-17.
Last Week: Miami finished fifth in the 2014 MAC Tournament Championship. Junior Scott Cahill was the RedHawks’ top individual finisher, placing 10th at six-over par. Miami was in seventh for the majority of the event, before having the best round of the day on Sunday to move up two spots. (Friday Recap) (Saturday Recap) (Sunday Recap) Week: The RedHawks’ season is complete.
Miami University’s Athletics Director, David Sayler, has announced that Travis Prentice (1996-99), will become the fourth RedHawk to have his football jersey retired. Prentice’s #41 will join Ben Roethlisberger’s #7, Bob Hitchens’ #40 and John Pont’s #42 just below the south scoreboard inside Yager Stadium. Prentice will have his jersey retired at halftime versus Eastern Kentucky on Sept. 6, 2014, during what will also be Football Alumni Weekend. (Release)
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