Filled with throwing errors, inning-killing base-running pickles and silent bats, Saturday and Sunday epitomized the slump Miami baseball has recently entered.
Last weekend’s mistakes removed the RedHawks from first place in the Mid-American Conference.
Miami was defeated by Northern Illinois, 6-3, on Saturday, prompting head coach Danny Hayden to give a short and sweet message to his team in preparation for Sunday: “Play better baseball.”
The RedHawks didn’t, losing 13-3.
They’ve lost six of their last eight games and sport a two-series losing streak for the first time since 2017. The other two losses during the dry spell have come against Cincinnati and Xavier, respectively.