Miami moves to 4-0 with DH win over App State
ELON, NC -- The Miami RedHawks (4-0) stayed in the win column Saturday, posting two wins over Appalachian State in a double-header with the Mountaineers at Hunt Softball Park.
After trailing 2-0 , MU struck for five runs in the fifth inning of the first game. Neither team scored after that.
It was a different story -- but another RedHawk victory -- in the second contest as Miami banged out 12 hits in a 12-1 triumph.
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GAME ONE -- MIAMI 5, APP STATE 2
-- MU's Addy Jarvis struck out five while throwing her second complete game in two days.
-- Both teams had seven hits.
-- Miami was down 2-0 in the fifth when Jenna Golembiewski doubled in the RedHawks first run. Sami Bewick drove in the next four later in the inning with a grand slam.
-- Jarvis (2-0) picked up the win.
GAME TWO -- MIAMI 12, APP STATE 1
-- Nine RedHawks recorded hits and seven had at least one RBI. Four MU players stroked extra base hits, which included three homers.
-- Golembiewski and Shelby Kunkel drilled first inning two-run shots to give Miami an early 4-0 lead.
-- The floodgates opened even more in the second, with Karli Spaid's three-run homer highlighting Miami's six-run inning. Spaid, who went 3 for 3 tripled in her fourth RBI during a two-run fifth.
-- The Mountaineers, who totaled three hits, got their only run on a solo third inning home run.
-- Ashley Hitchcock (2-0) ot the start for MU, allowing three hits and one run. Freshman Madilyn Reeves finished with two hitless inning, striking out four.
Editor-Publisher Mike Smith
Mike grew up in Mid-American Conference football and basketball territory and returned there after military service. He has been covering MAC football and men's basketball for much of the last several decades.