Miami softball seeking third straight MAC title 

Miami junior third baseman Karli Spaid is a two-time All-MAC player and comes into the 2023 season as one of Miami’s all-time best hitters.  (Deron Newman photo)

OXFORD – The Miami University women’s softball team is looking to make it three in a row in 2023, after back-to-back Mid-American Conference championships in ‘21 and ‘22. The Redhawks open MAC play at Ohio University on March 17.

Miami’s season opened in February and since that time the Redhawks have been in three early season tournaments. Their latest competition was on the west coast as they competed in the DeMarini Invitational in Palo Alto, Cal. The tournament included Stanford University, currently ranked 8th in the NCAA softball rankings.

Miami pitcher Brianna Pratt had another dominant performance, shutting out Butler over 5 innings, striking out four. (Deron Newman photo)

After returning from the west coast, Miami played at home against Butler University on Wednesday, March 8. Redhawks’ starting pitcher Brianna Pratt shut out the Bulldogs as MU won 8-0.

Miami’s softball complex is located on the north side of campus between Yager Stadium and Millet Hall.  (Deron Newman photo)

Miami goes back on the road for another stretch which includes two MAC opponents and a trip to South Bend, Ind. to play Notre Dame. They return home on Tuesday, March 28, to open a three-game set against Toledo.

Area softball fans should mark their calendars for the weekend of April 14-16, as Miami hosts its own invitational. That competition includes the #1 ranked Oklahoma Sooners. Ticket information is available at

The Redhawks are currently 10-6 on the season.

Miami University Lady Redhawks softball. (Deron Newman photo)
Miami University Lady Redhawks softball. (Deron Newman photo)