Eight runs in the middle two innings of the opener got Miami headed in the right direction during a double-header sweep of Jay here Tuesday night.

The Spoonbills won the opener 10-2 then took the five-inning nightcap 7-2.

The games are the first of what could be a very busy weekend for Miami, which competes in the True Value Wood Bat Classic which starts Thursday at Joe Pollock Field.

Four games are on tap for Thursday starting at 1 p.m.

Miami's pool games are at 1 and 7:45 p.m. Friday against Ozark, Mo., and Springfield, Mo., respectively, and at 6:30 p.m. Saturday against Poteau.

Also entered are Grove, Adair, Vinita and Baxter Springs, Kan.

The championship game will be Sunday at 2 p.m.

Jay jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first inning of the opener and the Bulldogs' Cayle Shambaugh throttled Miami until the third. That's when it sent 11 batters to the plate and scored five times.

Jared White had the key blow, a two-run double. Nick Jones and Nick Henson also chipped in with RBI singles.

A two-run homer by White helped the Spoonies pick up four more runs in the fifth. Their final tally came in the sixth.

White had three hits while Keith Freeman and Henson contributed two hits each.

Winning pitcher Brett Abell struck out eight and walked three while limiting Jay to four hits.

In the nightcap, Miami jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning and pulled away. It scored two runs in the third and two more in the fourth.