MIAMI — Miami saw its five-game winning streak come to an end Monday, Aug. 15, when Grove rolled to a 12-2 victory at Turner Field.
“It was 3-2 Grove going into the top of the sixth and we made a couple of decisions defensively that they capitalized on,” Miami coach Lauren Strack said.
Miami led Claremore Sequoyah 2-0 through four innings in their game on Tuesday, Aug. 16 before play was suspended by rain.
It will be completed on Monday, Sept. 11 when the teams play in Miami, Strack said.
“The girls played much better yesterday (at Sequoyah),” she said. “That would be a great win. Sequoyah’s pitcher is tough.
The Lady Wardogs managed only four hits off Grove’s Katie Bunch. Alexa Payne had two singles while Jordan Davis doubled and Rebecca Bell contributed a single.
Grove jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first inning and bumped to score to 3-0 in the top of the fourth.
The Lady Wardogs got on the board in the fourth then got back to within a run in the fifth.
Grove broke the game open by scoring four times in the sixth and a final five in the top of the seventh.
The Lady Ridgerunners collected 14 hits off Abby Ishmael, who had allowed 15 in MHS’ first five games.
Miami also had four errors.
Ishmael had two strikeouts and walked three while hitting one batter.
Macee Barnes had a triple, double and single for the Lady Ridgerunners, who also got three singles from Megan Tramel.
Kianna Pelegrino, Blaise Redus and Ava Sarwinski each had a double and single.