Miami put a three-game losing streak in the rearview mirror Monday afternoon.

The Wardogs banged out 22 hits and played errorless defense during a 16-5 romp over Vinita in a Verdigris Valley Conference baseball game at Joe Pollock Field.

"We swung the bats a lot better," Miami coach Chris Mercer said. "Really, the pitcher we faced (Sean Votaw) was comparable to the kid we saw in the second game against Wagoner (Walters) and Hilldale (Devin Riede). We just had a little better approach today. We were patient. "

The Wardogs suffered a 2-0 loss at Hilldale on Friday, then suffered a 5-1 and 3-2 sweep at the hands of Wagoner on Saturday at Pollock Field.

Errors and an anemic offense led to Miami's downfall in the three losses.

But Monday, everybody in the starting lineup had at least one hit and there were no errors in the five-inning contest.

The Wardogs jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning then added another four runs in the second.

They broke the game open in the third, sending 12 batters to the plate while scoring six times.

A two-run homer by Kyle Jolley was the big blow in an inning that saw the bulk of the damage done following a double play.

Miami's final four runs came in the fourth inning.

Vinita got its first run in the third then scored four more in the fourth as Mercer used four pitchers in the game.

"We pitched well early," Mercer said. "We tried to get some guys some work. They hadn't been on the mound in a while and it showed. They got a couple runs, but we swung the bats good enough."

Bearskin pitched the first 2 2/3 innings for the Wardogs.

Nick Allen got the final out of the third, then Cole Young worked the fourth and Sam Neal threw a perfect fifth for Miami.

Matt Walker had two doubles and a triple while Tyler Perry and Spencer Neal had two doubles and a single each.

Jolley, hitting leadoff for the second straight game, had a single to go with his home run. He also drove in four runs.

"He just needs to be more patient," Mercer said. "We're trying to get some different guys in there and get some different looks. We'll try to find somebody who can take over the role."

Bearskin added a double and two singles while A.J. Gambill finished with three singles.

Josh Arnold added a double and single with Ty Mercer getting a pair of base hits.

Allen doubled and Sam Neal singled.

Miami travels to Afton Tuesday afternoon for a single game starting at 4:30 p.m.