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VIDEO: Miami's Mac Thoreson
AVON, Ohio –
Miami’s Mac Thoreson and Eastern Michigan’s Steve Weber went pitch for pitch in the final game Thursday night, as the pitchers combined for 19.0 innings in the 2-1 Miami win. Thoreson threw nine strong for the win, only allowing two hits to Eastern Michigan and walking only one. Thoreson, who threw 66% of his 114 pitches for strikes, struck out six on the night.
Thoreson turned the ball over in the 10th after Kevin Bower drove in the go-ahead run on a two-out single. Matt Rosinski came in to work a perfect 10th for the save, striking out two.
Steve Weber was equally as impressive in the loss, throwing the complete 10 inning game, allowing ten hits and two walks, and forcing Miami to leave nine stranded on the base-paths.
Miami will play the winner of Eastern Michigan and Central Michigan tomorrow night at 7:30 PM. EMU and CMU will face off in an elimination game at 12:30 PM.
WP: Thoreson LP: Weber SV: Rosinski
Bottom 1: EMU 1, Miami 0
Ben Magsig singled to open the bottom half of the first, and advanced on a fielding error on a ball hit by Brent Ohrman. Matt Hitt was then hit by a pitch to load the bases for Sam Ott. Ott picked up the RBI on a ground out to second.
Top 6: Miami 1, EMU 1
Kevin Bower drew a leadoff walk in the sixth and moved to third on a pair of singles by Bryce Redeker and Max Andresen. Third baseman Dan Walsh brought in the RedHawks’ run on a ground out to first.
Top 10: Miami 2, EMU 1
Ryan Curl started off the 10th with a single to center. Following a Miami strikeout and ground out moved Curl to second, Kevin Bower stepped in and put a ground ball just out of the reach of the first baseman, allowing Curl to score.