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2016 NCAA Softball Tournament: Miami falls to #2 Michigan 6-0

Despite holding the high-powered Wolverine offense to seven hits, the bats of the RedHawks went cold to the tune of three hits.

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After pulling off a 3-2 victory over #20 Notre Dame on Friday, Miami had a lot of difficulty with #2 Michigan Saturday afternoon in a 6-0 loss. The RedHawks went 0-17 in the first seven spots of the lineup while senior pitcher Amber Logemann struggled with her command as she walked eight and hit two batters in five and two-thirds innings of work. The team will face the Fighting Irish at 5 p.m. today and the game is available on BTN2Go.

Despite her struggles, Logemann kept the 'Hawks in the game early by getting out of a bases loaded situation in the top of the first inning. Miami had a scoring opportunity in the third with pinch runner Tanya Busby advancing to second on a sacrifice bunt, but she ended up stranded during Miami's power outage.

The Wolverines got on the board in the fourth with a two-RBI single with the bases loaded, and added to that lead thanks to four more runs in the sixth inning. The RedHawks called upon pitcher Kelsey Fredericks to finish the game for Logemann, who gave up 6 earned runs on five hits on the day.

With their opportunities dwindling, the Red and White were able to generate runners in scoring position with no outs in the sixth with a single by catcher Rylee Whispel as well as a double by third baseman Kat Lee, but the six consecutive outs by the RedHawk offense ended all hopes of a comeback in this game.

The bottom two hitters in the lineup had all the hits for Miami as Whispel and Lee went a combined 3-3. Outfielder Taylor Shuey, the MAC Player of the Year, struggled to the tune of 0-3 with a pair of strikeouts. Fredericks held her own in relief against the offense of Michigan as she allowed two hits and no earned runs, giving Miami the opportunity to come back.