Baseball picks up win in Game 1 of weekend series against Northwestern
Central Michigan baseball picked up the win in the first game of a weekend series against Northwestern, 5-3.
The win moves the Chippewas to 6-10 on the season.
The Chippewas started the scoring in the first with a sacrifice fly by junior Daniel Jipping to put CMU up 1-0 over Northwestern.
“First inning runs are important and we started out strong today,” said head coach Steve Jaksa.
Sophomore Daniel Robinson started the third inning with a triple for the Chippewas and Jipping drove him in to extend the lead to 2-0.
After a leadoff single in the fourth for the Chippewas, senior Robert Greenman hit a two-run home run to double the CMU lead to 4-0.
“Roberts working hard and getting back to his old self and it showed today,” Jaksa said.
Northwestern cut into the lead with a sacrifice fly in the fourth to make it a 4-1 lead for the Chippewas.
Northwestern added another run in the sixth with a RBI groundout to cut the lead to 4-2.
The Chippewas bounced back in the seventh with Jipping scoring on a wild pitch, bumping the lead back to three runs. After seven innings, CMU led 5-2.
Northwestern had a two-out rally in the eighth with a walk and a single. CMU would limit the damage by the Wildcats with the only run coming from an RBI single to trim the lead to 5-3.
Sophomore pitcher Dazon Cole picked up the win today going six innings giving up two runs and striking out two batters.
“Dazon did a great job today, he made a couple bad pitches but did well giving up only two runs on the day,” Jaksa said.
Robinson and Greenman both picked up two hits on the day for the Chippewas. Both Jipping and Greenman drove in two runs each.
CMU continues it series with the Wildcats at noon.