Western Carolina (3-3) jumped out to a quick 1-0 lead when its third batter hit a home run to left center. The score stayed that way until the seventh when Miami took a 2-1 advantage. With one out and Dan Walsh at first, Packer singled to put runners on the corners. The RedHawks looked to execute a double steal, but Western didn't bite, instead allowing Packer to take second without a throw.
Andresen made the Catamounts pay. After falling behind 1-2 and fouling off the fourth pitch, he roped a 2-2 offering to right field for a two-run single.
Western Carolina took advantage of a Scott Slappey error in the ninth to force Miami into its second extra-inning game in as many days. A out-out double and groundout put the tying run just 90 feet away and Ryan Powers, who came in from the bullpen one batter into the eighth, got a routine grounder from the Catamounts' No. 8 hitter that would have ended the game. But the ball got away from Slappey to make the score 2-2.
The gift was returned in the Miami 10th. Packer led off the frame with a single to right, but the ball rolled through the centerfielder for a two-base error. Andresen poked a 1-2 pitch past the right side of a drawn-infield to tie his career high for RBIs.
Western Carolina put a runner on first in its half of the 10th, but Brandon Adkins closed the door with a flyout and groundout for the save.
Powers allowed just three hits and an unearned run to earn his first career victory. He walked one and struck out a pair. Starter Mac Thoreson pitched seven strong innings in the no-decision, giving up just six hits, including the home run, while walking one and fanning three.
Preston Hatcher, who entered the game in the 10th for WCU, took the loss to fall to 0-1.
Miami (1-3) concludes play in the First Pitch Invitational tomorrow morning at 11 a.m. against Michigan State. The RedHawks and Spartans were also scheduled to meet last Saturday, but snow in Greenville forced a cancellation.