AKRON, Ohio – The Miami University softball team was eliminated from the 2014 Mid-American Conference softball tournament on Thursday after it fell to Kent State, 4-1. The RedHawks finish their season 22-28, while the Golden Flashes improve to 25-19.
Kent State used a single followed by a double to score the game’s first run off starting pitcher, sophomore Amber Logemann. It stayed that way until the top of the fourth, when the Flashes were able to plate two more on a deep double to center field. Senior pitcher Paige Myers came into relief at that point and allowed only one more run in the top of the seventh.
Miami was able to get a base runner in every inning, but had trouble bringing them across. The RedHawks finally broke through in the bottom of the fifth. Junior third baseman Remy Edwards reached on an error. Junior outfielder Tiyona Marshall put down a sacrifice bunt, but KSU’s first baseman bobbled the ball, allowing both runners to reach safely. Miami attempted to score on a sacrifice fly, but Kim Kirkpatrick made a strong throw from left field to tag Edwards at the plate. The RedHawks did score however, when senior second baseman Kristy Arbour singled to second base allowing Marshall to come home.
In the bottom of the seventh, Marshall got on base with a double, but Kent State was able to retire the side to end Miami’s season.
Arbour finished the game 2-for-4 with one RBI. Senior first baseman Allie Larrabee, sophomore outfielder Taylor Shuey, junior shortstop Kylie McChesney and Marshall each had hits for the RedHawks. In her final outing, Myers pitched 3.1 innings, allowing one run on four hits while striking out three.