Baseball found a way to close out Oakland in a game that saw a combined 29 hits for a 13-9 win.
Freshmen Jimmy McNamara started the game and threw 3.2 innings and gave up four earned runs on six hits while striking out two.
Junior Kenton San Miguel would come into pitch for McNamara in the fourth inning and went 2.1 inning allowing one hit and one earned run.
Four more pitchers saw action including: sophomore Dylan Rheault, junior Joe Ucho and freshmen Jason Gamble, none of which allowed a run. Sophomore Matt Trowbridge gave up four earned runs on five hits.
Four players had three hits for CMU. Freshman Logan Regnier had three hits and one RBI and scored three runs. Senior Tom Lally had three hits and three RBI while fellow senior Jordan Adams hit a solo home run as one of his three hits on a day where he had three RBI. Freshman Zack Fields also had a solo home run.
Sophomore Nick Regnier contributed with three hits and three RBI.
The fifth inning was the only frame where neither team scored on the day.
The big inning of the day for the Chippewas was the seventh. They would score four runs in the inning on a walk to freshman Dylan Goodwin that scored sophomore Cody Leichman. Lally doubled to right center scoring two making it 11-5.
OU got to within two runs after scoring four runs in the eighth inning making it a 11-9 ballgame, but CMU scored one run in the eighth and ninth off a Adams’ home run and a sacrifice fly from redshirt freshman Ryan Heeke that put the game away, 13-9.
The Chippewas will start a weekend series against Akron at Theunissen Stadium at 3:05 Friday. CMU is sitting at the final No. 8 seed with two Mid-American Conference series remaining.