HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – The Miami University softball team dropped a 10-2 decision to Marshall in non-conference action on Wednesday. The game ended after six innings due to the run rule. The RedHawks fall to 11-15 on the season, while the Thundering Herd improve to 10-20.
Junior shortstop Kylie McChesney got Miami on the board first when she hit a solo home run in the top of the third to give the RedHawks a 1-0 lead.
Meanwhile sophomore pitcher Amber Logemann kept Marshall scoreless until the bottom of the fourth. A pair of singles and an error led to three runs scoring. The Thundering Herd broke the game open by following with back-to-back home runs. Marshall ended up scoring seven runs in the frame to take a 7-1 advantage.
Miami got a run back in the top of the fifth. Sophomore pitcher Jenna Modic led off with a single to right field. A sacrifice bunt by junior third baseman Remy Edwards moved her up to second base. McChesney followed with a double to right field to bring Modic home and cut the deficit to 7-2.
The Thundering Herd answered with two runs in the bottom of the fifth and one in the sixth to finish off the 10-2 victory.
McChesney finished the game 2-for-2 with two RBI and one run scored. Modic and senior catcher Kayla Ledbetter also had hits for the RedHawks.
There are significant changes to Miami’s Mid-American Conference opening weekend. The RedHawks will still open play against Kent State on Friday in a doubleheader beginning at 1 p.m. However, the games will take place at the University of Akron’s Lee Jackson Field due to the Golden Flashes’ field being unplayable because of the harsh winter. Miami’s weekend series against Buffalo has been canceled due to the Bulls field also being unplayable.