The RedHawks tallied 11 runs on 10 hits. Four RedHawk players accounted for six home runs in the championship game. Three of Miami’s home runs came in the second inning, which led to a six-run frame.
“Our bats finally came together today and hopefully we can just keep them for the NCAA Tournament,” infielder Karli Spaid after going 3-for-3 with a pair of home runs. Spaid set a single-season MAC record with her 27th home run.
Riley Coyne also hit two homers for MIami, which had four players -- Pratt, Spaid, Coyne and Holly Blaska -- named to the all-tournament team. Pratt was named the tourney’s MVP.
“One of the things as a coach is to wait to see their faces when their name was called,” Miami coach Kirin Kumar said. “To see it two years in a row, that’s awesome.”
It’s the seventh MAC Tournament title for Miami, which was the top seed after notching a 21-5 conference record this season.
The RedHawks will begin play in the NCAA Tournament on Friday against Kentucky at 4:30 p.m. in the Blacksburg Regional hosted by Virginia Tech. The Hokies face St. Francis (Pa.) in the other first-round game.