Miami Softball Ends Season on Down Note
May 5, 2002
BUFFALO, N.Y. - Miami's softball team upped its intensity from the previous day, but for the third time in a row could not find a way to beat surging Buffalo, losing to the Bulls, 4-2, in the last game of the season for both teams. The RedHawks (16-37, 7-16) finish the campaign on a six-game losing streak.
With her seventh home run of the season, a two-run blast to left in the second inning, junior Angie Gerber (La Salle, Mich./Mason) broke a scoreless tie and moved into sole possession of second place on the school's single-season list. The two RBIs gave her 28 on the year, tying her for third on Miami's charts.
Breanne Nasti, the Mid-American Conference batting champion, cut the deficit in half with an RBI triple in the third. The next hitter, Ann Magur, gave the Bulls (13-25, 8-16) a 3-2 lead with her fifth long ball of the season, a two-run shot to center.
Magur made it 4-2 in the fifth with an RBI double to right.
After a tumultuous start, the Bulls won four of their last five and eight of their last 13.
For second time in as many days, Stacey Evans out-battled freshman Jackie Poggendorf (Phoenix, Ariz./Shadow Mountain), allowing seven hits and striking out five to earn her seventh win of the season.
Poggendorf whiffed five as well, giving her 153 on the season, which ties the school standard set by senior Abbey Arnold (Dana Point, Calif./St. Margaret's) in 1999 and 2001. She also concludes the campaign with 237.0 innings pitched, 0.1 innings short of Kristy Burch's Miami benchmark.
Gerber was 3-for-4 in the game while sophomore Jamie Carey (Pendleton, Ind./Pendleton Heights) collected two hits in four trips to the plate.