AFTON - Spencer Neal overcame first-inning jitters by holding Afton hitless the rest of the way as Miami coasted to a 12-1 victory here Tuesday afternoon.
The Eagles got their lone run in the bottom of the first inning when Dusty Henry doubled on Neal's first pitch. Henry wound up scoring on a passed ball.
Afton's only other baserunner came in the fourth, when Brennon Fuser was hit by a pitch.
"Spencer threw real well," Miami coach Chris Mercer said.
The win was the second straight for the Wardogs, who had dropped their previous three games by a total of seven runs.
Miami (4-5) erupted for four runs in the top of the second off Afton ace Eric Wilmoth.
Josh Arnold tied the game with a base hit, then Matt Walker drove in a run with a sacrifice fly. Richard Bearskin then delivered a two-run double.
Miami broke the game open with five runs in the fourth inning, the key blow a one-out homer by Walker.
Neal also had a two-run double and Jolley picked up another RBI with a triple.
Miami's final three runs came in the top of the fifth inning.
Bearskin had a bases-loaded single and Neal delivered an RBI double. The Dogs also got a run on an error.
Neal collected two doubles and a single while Bearskin had three singles.
Jolley delivered a triple and single with Tyler Perry and Ty Mercer collecting two singles each.
Walker's homer and singles by A.J. Gambill and Arnold rounded out the MHS offense.
Zack Dotson relieved Wilmoth in the fifth. He lasted a third of an inning, then Cecil Jones got the final two outs.
The Eagles are at Quapaw on Thursday while Miami travels to Locust Grove on Friday.