March 13, 2012
OXFORD, Ohio -- Sophomore Charles Zubrod earned his first collegiate win and Bryce Redeker had three hits and scored three runs, leading Miami to a 6-2 victory over Canisius Tuesday afternoon at McKie Field. The win was the fourth straight for the RedHawks overall and the fifth straight in home openers.
Redeker, who entered the game batting just .212, went 3-for-4 with a triple, drove in two and scored three times. Three other RedHawks had a pair of hits, including Kevin Bower, who drove in three, Ryan Brenner and Dan Walsh.
Canisius, 7-9 and losers of four straight, opened the scoring with a run in the second. After the first two batters grounded out, back-to-back singles around a balk put the Golden Griffins up 1-0.
But Miami answered in their third, their most prolific inning this season. With one out and a runner on first, Brenner and Matt Honchel had back-to-back singles. Redeker poked an 0-2 pitch into right field to give the RedHawks the lead for good, 2-1. Bower and John Crummy followed with singles, resulting in a 4-1 lead after three.
Miami added a run in the fifth when a Bower sacrifice fly drove in Redeker, who had tripled with one out. The duo combined to add another run in the seventh, their first in 15 games this year, when Redeker scored from first on a Bower double to left center.
Zubrod (1-0) was in control throughout the longest outing of his career. He scattered six hits over seven full innings, walking one and striking out one. He gave way to Brandon Adkins for the final two innings.
Canisius picked up its second run in the ninth RedHawks turned their third double play of the contest. The twin-killing was the third of the game and 22nd in 15 games this year.
Rohn Pierce (0-1) took the loss for the Golden Griffins, giving up five earned runs and nine hits in six innings. He did fan six Miami batters, while not walking any.
The two teams conclude their two-game series with a 4 p.m. start at McKie Field.