Baseball splits double header with Incarnate Word


Freshman pitcher Michael Brettell lowers his head after walking the bases loaded during the game against Kent State at Theunissen Stadium, Saturday, March 26, 2016.

The Central Michigan baseball team picked up its third win and third loss of the season Saturday after splitting a double header against Incarnate Word

The Chippewas took the first game 25-5 but fell in the second game 10-4, moving their record to 3-3.

Game 1

The Chippewas started strong in the first game, scoring four runs in the first inning led by Junior Nick Stokowski’s RBI double.

“We swung the bats really well in this game, a lot of our guys had a great game,” said head coach Steve Jaksa.

UIW bounced back to tie the game going into the fifth inning.

The fifth inning was the turning point for the Chippewas. CMU scored 11 runs in the inning while batting through the order to give the Chippewas a 15-4 lead.

CMU never looked back while tacking on ten more runs before the end of the game.

The Chippewas tallied 23 hits in the game. Senior Alex Borglin helped lead CMU, batting with four hits and five RBI in the game. Sophomore Cole David also had four hits and two RBI's.

“Borglin had a great game for us going four for seven and (Jason) Sullivan did too. He finished three for six,” Jaksa said

Sophomore Michael Brettell picked up the win for CMU going 5.2 innings and throwing 100 pitches.

Game 2

UIW struck first in the third inning to take the first lead 5-0.

CMU had some opportunities early in the game but some great plays ended the scoring opportunities.

UIW's center fielder made a running catch in the third with two outs to take away two possible runs for the Chippewas.

Freshman Reed Adams led the seventh inning with a walk for the Chippewas. Adams was driven in with a triple by Borglin to put CMU on the board. A sacrifice fly by sophomore Daniel Robinson cut the lead to 5-2 for UIW going into the bottom of the seventh.

UIW answered back with four runs in the bottom of the seventh to move the lead to 9-2.

CMU added two runs in the ninth to make it 10-4 with an RBI singles by Robinson and Stokowski.

The Chippewas look to win the series tomorrow as they wrap up the weekend at noon against Incarnate Word.


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