Softball RedHawks open season with wins
ELON, NC -- The Miami RedHawks opened 2024 on a pair of winning notes Friday.
MU blasted Evansville 12 -0 in the first game and followed with a 15-8 victory over Elon. Both games were played at Hunt Softball Park.
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MIAMI 12, EVANSVILLE 0
-- Former Youngstown State Illinois hurler Addy Jarvis went the distance for MU, striking out three and allowing two hits.
-- Allie Cummins, Kari Spaid, Sami Bewick, Jenna Golembiewski, and Kate Kobayashi all hit homers. Bewick's was the first of her career, (in her first career at-bat). Kobayashi and Cummins each also hit a double.
-- Miami scored five runs in the first two innings and added seven in the seventh inning.
MIAMI 15, ELON 8
-- Freshman Madilyn Reeves got her first career start in the circle and recorded three strikeouts.
-- Elon erupted for seven runs in the second inning to go up 7-1. MU came back with three runs in the fourth and four more in the fifth. When Elon plated one run in the bottom of that inning, the teams were locked at 8-8. Miami exploded for seven runs in the seventh to earn the win.
-- Former Rutgers pitcher Ashley Hitchcock was credited with the win.
-- Jenna Golembiewski and Kate Kobayashi each belted grand slams.
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.