Shuey named MAC Player of the Year


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CLEVELAND – The Mid-American Conference announced its 2016 Softball awards and All-MAC teams on Tuesday. For Miami, senior outfielder Taylor Shuey was named MAC Player of the Year. She also was selected First-Team All-MAC, and was joined on that team by senior pitcher Amber Logemann and freshman shortstop Michaela Schlattman. Earning spots on the All-MAC Second Team were junior catcher Lauren Anderson and freshman first baseman Johniann Wahl. In addition, Schlattman and Wahl were named to the MAC All-Freshmen Team.

Shuey is the first Miami softball player in school history to be named MAC Player of the Year. It is also her second career All-MAC honor, she earned a spot on the Second Team in 2014. She hit .439 in MAC games, with six home runs and 21 RBIs. She had a slugging percentage of .818 and an on base percentage of .554. Overall, Shuey is hitting .399 on the season with eight home runs and 41 RBIs. Her 41 RBIs are tied for the third-most single-season in school history, and she has become Miami’s career leader with 109 RBIs in her four years as a RedHawk.

Logemann earned a spot on the All-MAC First Team for the second consecutive season. In league play in 2016, she was 10-5 with a 2.10 ERA in 19 appearances (10 starts). She appeared in all but three of the RedHawks’ MAC contests. Logemann finished with 81 strikeouts in 90.0 innings pitched, holding opponents to a .217 batting average. She was selected MAC East Pitcher of the Week on April 4. For the season, Logemann is 19-12 with a 2.72 ERA and 151 strikeouts in 175.0 innings pitched.

Schlattman had a tremendous freshmen season, hitting, .348 in conference games with two home runs and 15 RBIs. Someone who has set the table for the Miami offense from the leadoff spot, she is slugging .493 and has an on base percentage of .451. Overall this season Schlattman is hitting .329 with 10 homes and 33 RBIs. She is only the second player in school history to reach 10 home runs in a season. She was twice named MAC East Player of the Week, on March 21 and April 4.

Anderson split time at catcher and designated player this season, earning her spot on the All-MAC Second Team in the utility/non-pitcher position. A huge power threat for the RedHawks, she hit .257 with five home runs and 23 RBIs in MAC-only games. She slugged .514. Overall, Anderson hit .247 on the season with eight home runs and 41 RBIs. The 41 total RBIs ties Shuey for the third-most single-season in Miami school history.

Wahl had had a breakout freshman year, hitting .333 with four home runs and 23 RBIs during MAC play. She had a slugging percentage of .560 and with 13 walks, was second on the ‘Hawks with a .451 on base percentage. Overall, Wahl is hitting .318 with seven home runs and 45 RBIs. The 45 RBIs are tied for the second-most in school history.

The five All-MAC selections are the most since the RedHawks also had five in 2010.

Baseball falls to Western Michigan on Senior Day

OXFORD — The Miami University baseball team fell into an early deficit that it could not quite overcome as Western Michigan defeated the RedHawks, 4-2, Sunday afternoon. The loss gives Miami a 22-24 (11-7 MAC) record on the season.

The Broncos cracked the scoreboard in their first chance at the plate. Western Michigan plated two in the first inning on a sac fly and a single to center field.

A bases-loaded walk in the top of the third extended the WMU lead to 3-0. Miami responded in the home half of the frame when Adam Yacek and Ross Haffey led things off with back-to-back doubles. Yacek scored on the latter, cutting the WMU lead to 3-1 after three inning of play.

The Broncos quickly recaptured their three-run lead on a one-run single up the middle in the top of the fourth.

Miami cut into the Bronco lead again in the bottom of the sixth on a solo shot to left by Spencer Dull. However, that would be as close as it would get as Western Michigan held on to collect the 4-2 victory.

Miami starting pitcher Zach Spears went five innings and allowed four runs on five hits. He also struck out a career-high eight. The lone reliever of the day for the ‘Hawks was Nick Ernst. The freshman right-hander performed well, tossing the final four innings and allowing just two hits. He also struck out five while walking none.

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