Miami Madness took place on April 1st at Miami University. The day was filled with intense competition, showcasing the skills and sportsmanship of the participating teams: Ohio University, Miami University, Ohio State University, and the University of Illinois Urban-Champaign (UIUC). The following are the results and a rundown from Kevin Skiba (UC) who was there to see all the teams in action.
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The Wild Card of the top teams
The Bobcats will be coming into Nationals after an impressive 3-0 performance including a thrilling OT victory against Ohio State. Ohio has been inconsistent all season so who knows which version of the Bobcats we are going to see on their home turf. They are a gigantic wild card coming into Nationals as they play UVA, UNL, and UC on day 1, so we’ll just have to wait and see if they regain their footing from the Fall and bring that momentum with them.
Ohio State (2-1)
One loss will not faze this squad
Ohio State looked very solid in Oxford. Despite being down 3-1 to OU at halftime, the Buckeyes managed to rally back and almost take the victory, but came up short. That loss isn’t going to slow this team down one bit though. They may have a tough schedule day 1 at Nationals playing UNG, PSU, and GVSU, but expect this team to be hungry for some big wins when they come down to Athens.
So close, yet so far
The RedHawks have grown immensely throughout this season. They’ve been able to hold their ground against some tough teams this season and they’re so close to getting those big wins they desperately want. This team is young, talented, and they’re more than prepared for their day 1 schedule at Nationals, going up against GVSU, SVSU, and UVA.
A bright & promising future
This was the very first tournament for the Fighting Illini and right out of the gate, this team has talent. They already have solid throwers, catchers, players quick on their feet, all they need now is more valuable experience playing other teams. It’s sad we won’t see them at this year’s Nationals, but we truly look forward to seeing more of Illinois next season & more seasons to come.