April 15, 2009
CINCINNATI, Ohio - The RedHawks earned their 100th win under head coach Dan Simonds on Wednesday night at Marge Schott Stadium, 6-1 over Cincinnati. The game was the consolation matchup of the Joe Nuxhall Classic.
Miami grabbed the lead in top of the first with some small ball play. Adam Eaton (Springfield, Ohio) opened the game in the top of the first with a single to center. Eaton advanced to second when Cincinnati centerfielder Kendal Coleman missed the cutoff man with his throw from center.
The RedHawks blew the game open in the second with four runs on four hits. The frame began with back-to-back singles through the left side by Patrick Glass (Upper St. Claire, Pa.) and Adam Weisenburger (Plymouth, Minn.). Both runners advanced on a Brad Gschwind (Cincinnati, Ohio) bunt. Glass came around to score on a Ryan Curl (Columbus, Ohio) sacrifice fly to right field and Weisenburger scored on an Eaton bunt single. After a walk to Jon Edgington (Cincinnati, Ohio), Tommy Nurre (Cincinnati, Ohio) doubled in Eaton and Edgington to make the score 5-0 after two innings.
Cincinnati third basemen Mike Spina cut the lead to 5-1 in the fifth with a two-out single to center. The Red and White made the score 6-1 in the top of the ninth as Chris Nadeau (Saline, Mich.) hit into a fielder's choice scoring Edgington from third.
Miami will be back in action this weekend as the RedHawks return to conference play against Buffalo on Friday at 6 p.m. at Mckie Field at Hayden Park.