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Miami vs. Pittsburgh Brief

By Coburn Gillies, Assistant Sports Editor

Miami University baseball was finally on the receiving end of a sweep this weekend. This ends the RedHawks' impressive run of late, as they had won 8 of their last 9. That all came crashing down against the University of Pittsburgh, however. The three games were scored in the Panthers' favor to the sound of a 5-0 shutout, and two close 4-3 and 8-7 losses. While there wasn't much for the 'Hawks to be happy about, there were still some highlights from the road trip. Junior rightfielder Tyler Harris hit his 5th home run this year, going 4-11 with 3 RBIs and a double to round out the series. The pitching staff was under fire throughout the weekend, as Pitt scored 17 runs in three games. The only MU pitcher to not give up a run was freshman Andy Almquist, who pitched one shutout inning in the 1st tilt of the three game set. While getting swept is never a good outcome, it shouldn't be the nail in the coffin on what has been a solid season thus far for Miami baseball. The RedHawks will face the University of Kentucky Wednesday.