Softball tops Army, South Florida to increase win streak to six


Tuscan, Arizona freshman Allison Curtis gets cheered on by teammates during the game against Valparaiso on Tuesday, March 22, 2016. Chelsea Grobelny | Staff Photographer

The Central Michigan softball team continued its impressive streak in Clearwater, Florida Saturday.

The Chippewas improved to 14-7 overall after wins against Army and South Florida.

CMU has now won six consecutive games and 13 of its last 14 games.

Game 1: Army

Allison Curtis’ bat was the story once again. The sophomore had three hits, a single and two triples.

It was a grind it out game as CMU led 1-0 after five innings.

The floodgates opened in the sixth inning as the Chippewas scored five runs off of five hits.

Junior pitcher, Hanna Warren went the distance for CMU allowing one run in the final inning to record the win.

Game 2: South Florida

After an unusual first-inning deficit, the Chippewas bounced back in the top of the second inning. CMU drove in three runs to take a 3-2 lead. 

Senior ace pitcher, Rachael Knapp was in the circle and gave up two early runs in the first. Knapp would take control in the second, allowing zero runs for the rest of the game. She finished with seven strikeouts.

CMU had nine hits including two doubles from Curtis and a single and double from senior Taylor Lewallen.

What’s Next:

The Chippewas will take a 10-day break following Sunday's game before their home opener March 22nd against Oakland.