RedHawks Blank Rockets, 5-0

Updated 5/23/2012

VIDEO: Miami Head Coach Dan Simonds

VIDEO: Miami's Shawn Marquardt

AVON, Ohio –
Miami’s Shawn Marquardt threw the best game of the tournament so far, in the third game of the day as Miami blanked Toledo, 5-0.

Marquardt threw a complete game shutout, allowing only five hits and facing only four over the minimum Wednesday afternoon.    Marquardt was in command getting ahead of hitters early and putting them away quickly.  Marquardt finished the day throwing only 105 pitches, 66 of which were strikes.

Offensively, the RedHawks used small-ball to generate their runs.  Timely hitting with runners on and less than two outs allowed the RedHawks to plate five runs on eleven hits.  

For Toledo, Ryan Wilkinson worked 6.1 innings allowing five runs, four earned, on 10 hits to Miami.  Offensively, Joe Corfman was the lone Rocket to collect multiple hits on a day that they came few-and-far between.

Miami advances to tomorrow’s game against Eastern  Michigan at 7:30 PM, and Toledo will face Central Michigan at 9 AM in the first elimination game.

WP: Marquardt  LP: Wilkinson

Top 1: Miami 2, Toledo 0
RedHawks came out swinging as Ryan Brenner and Nate Bowles opened the game with back-to-back singles.  Following a sac bunt by Matt Honchel to advance the runners, Kevin Bower grounded out to second to score Brenner and advance Bowles.  Next, Bryce Redeker an RBI single to left, scoring Bowles.

Top 6: Miami 4, Toledo 0
Bowers crossed the plate in the sixth following a leadoff single, and advancing to third on a Scott Slappey single to left center.  Bowers scored when the next batter, Max Andresen, sent a sacfly to center.  After a single by Dan Walsh advanced Slappey to third, Ryan Curl’s routine grounder to third was miss-played and the error allowed Slappey to score the unearned run.

Top 7: Miami 5, Toledo 0
Honchel reached base in the seven after being hit by a pitch with one out.  Honchel advanced to second on a Bower single, and to third on Redeker walk that loaded the bases.  Slappey brought Honchel home on a RBI sacrifice fly to right.