Miami Softball Earns No. 4 Seed in 2007 MAC Tournament
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May 6, 2007

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CLEVELAND -- With a pair of decisive wins against Buffalo on Friday and a thrilling extra innings win against Kent State on Saturday, Miami University's softball team clinched the No. 4 seed in the 2007 Mid-American Conference Tournament. The RedHawks will face the No. 5 seed Central Michigan Chippewas at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 9 at Currie Stadium in Midland, Mich.

Depending on the outcome of the game, Miami will face either the winner or the loser of the No. 1 seed Kent State versus No. 8 seed Northern Illinois game on Thursday. The winners of Wednesday's games will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday with the losers of each game meeting at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday.

Miami split a doubleheader with Central Michigan in Oxford on April 27, winning the first game, 3-1, before dropping the nightcap, 4-1. The RedHawks and Chippewas have met five previous times in the conference tournament, with Miami winning four of the five games.

The RedHawks are making their fifth Mid-American Conference Tournament appearance and first since seizing the 2005 MAC Tournament Championship. Miami's opening round game will mark the RedHawks' first tournament game since defeating Marshall, 5-2, in the 2005 MAC Finals, which propelled Miami to the program's first NCAA Tournament berth.

Miami enters the tournament as arguably the hottest team in the conference, having won 12 of its last 14 games. Included in those 12 wins are a sweep of the West Division Champion and No. 2 seed Eastern Michigan and a split with MAC Regular Season and East Division Champion Kent State. Miami is one of only three teams in the conference to defeat Kent State this season, which is the defending tournament champion.


2007 MAC FINAL STANDINGS
Final Standings

East Division 1. KSU 15-3, 30-17 2. BGSU 14-6, 31-10 3. Miami 14-8, 26-33-1 4. OU 10-12, 23-29 5. UA 7-11, 17-25 6. UB 1-17, 3-45

West Division 1. EMU 13-5, 23-20 2. CMU 11-7, 24-19 3. WMU 12-10, 20-21 4. NIU 10-12, 21-26 5. BSU 8-14, 22-34 6. UT 5-15, 10-32

Tournament Seeding #1 KSU #2 EMU #3 BGSU #4 Miami #5 CMU #6 WMU #7 OU #8 NIU

2007 MAC SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT

Wednesday, May 9 #1 11 a.m. Bowling Green vs. Western Michigan #2 1:30 p.m. Eastern Michigan vs. Ohio #3 5 p.m. MIAMI vs. Central Michigan #4 7:30 p.m. Kent State vs. Northern Illinois

Thursday, May 10 #5 11 a.m. Game #1 Loser vs. Game #2 Loser #6 1:30 p.m. Game #3 Loser vs. Game #4 Loser #7 5 p.m. Game #1 Winner vs. Game #2 Winner #8 7:30 p.m. Game #3 Winner vs. Game #4 Winner

Friday, May 11 #9 11:00am Game #7 Loser vs. Game #6 Winner #10 1:30pm Game #8 Loser vs. Game #5 Winner #11 5:00pm Game #7 Winner vs. Game #9 Winner #12 7:30pm Game #8 Winner vs. Game #10 Winner

Saturday, May 12 #13 (if needed) 10:00am #14 (if needed) 12:30pm

Championship 3:00pm Game #11/13 Winner vs. Game # 12/14 Winner

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