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Shuey named MAC East player of the week

Senior outfielder Taylor Shuey of the Miami University softball team was named the Mid-American East Division Player of the Week. It is her first weekly MAC honor this season and second of her career.

Shuey went 8-for-12 with six RBIs and six runs scored for a .667 batting average last week against Kent State University and Bowling Green State University. She drew four walks and had an on-base percentage of .750. Her eight hits included two doubles and two home runs for a slugging percentage of 1.333.

Shuey also became Miami's all-time leader in RBIs this week (107).

Golf finishes 10th at Boilermaker Invitational

The Miami University golf team finished 26-over par and placed 10th at the Boilermaker Invitational this weekend in West Lafayette, Ind. Nationally ranked No. 2 University of Illinois won the event at 17-under par.

Sophomore Patrick Flavin was Miami's top finisher for the fifth consecutive tournament, finishing the event tied for 23rd at three-over par. Redshirt freshman Brian Ohr recorded a 75 in his final round, while junior Greg Conrad shot a 77. Each tied for 38th at seven-over par. Senior Jack Sparling shot a 78 on Sunday to tie for 54th at 10-over par.

Miami baseball wins seven of last eight games

By Coburn Gillies, Assistant Sports Editor

Miami University baseball got the brooms out last weekend en route to a sweep over University of New York Buffalo. MU has now won seven of its last eight games.

The first two games of the series were in shutouts. The RedHawks won 6-0 Friday and 2-0 Saturday. The Sunday finale was a nail-biter - a 7-6 extra-innings win in which fans received the gift of three innings of free baseball.

Senior designated hitter Gary Russo continued to pile on the homers during this series, adding two more to his season total of 13 home runs. Sophomore Gus Graham pitched a combined 5.2 innings through the series, giving up three hits and two walks.

Freshman Shane Smith pitched a combined 5 innings, giving up three hits and two walks. Senior shortstop Chad Sedio went 4-13 with a triple.