Articles written by: Kristopher Lodes

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COLUMN: If you’re good at something, never do it for free

COLUMN: If you’re good at something, never do it for free

It’s a vicious cycle juniors and seniors have been dealing with for years. You need experience to get a job out of college. In order to get the experience, you need an internship. We are so desperate for this experience […]
Baseball / Sports
Nick Regnier, Junior from Novi, hits a ball into the dirt.    (File Photo | Max Barth)

Baseball looking to repeat against Michigan State, clinch series

Since 2009, Central Michigan and Michigan State have been playing a three-game series with each team hosting a game and one taking place at a neutral stadium. The Chippewas won the inaugural series, but haven’t won it since. They have a […]
Baseball / Sports

CMU beats MSU for first time since 2011

Two days after its Mid-American Conference eight-game winning streak was snapped, another eight-game streak for the baseball program was broken. Central Michigan traveled to East Lansing Tuesday and beat Michigan State, 10-1. It was the first win against the in-state […]
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The Central Michigan baseball team celebrates after defeating Buffalo on Saturday. The Chippewas won two games of a three game series against Buffalo this weekend. (Greg Cornwell/Staff Photographer)

Foley throws a complete game after rough second inning in CMU baseball win

Jordan Foley was avoiding pitching coach Jeff Opalewski at all costs after a double play ended the eighth inning of Saturday’s 6-3 win against Buffalo. The ace of the pitching staff had thrown more than 100 pitches and did not want […]
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Kaminska pulled in 6-5 win during game two of baseball doubleheader

Kaminska pulled in 6-5 win during game two of baseball doubleheader

Senior right-handed pitcher Pat Kaminska was pulled after five and two thirds innings during Central Michigan’s 6-5 win in game two of Saturday’s doubleheader with Buffalo. Kaminska, who has been the team’s most consistent starter (5-1, 1.84 ERA), was looking […]
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Junior Outfielder Nick Regnier drops his bat to run to first base in their game against Miami at Theunissen Stadium on March 29, 2014.

Baseball carries undefeated MAC record into Buffalo home series

Baseball hopes to keep one streak alive after another was snapped Wednesday. After losing to Michigan, ending seven-straight wins, Central Michigan hopes to keep its unbeaten Mid-American Conference record this weekend against Buffalo. “We’ll focus on (Buffalo) when we get back […]
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Baseball’s seven-game winning streak ended at Michigan, 6-3

Two singles, a triple and an error gave Michigan a three-run sixth inning during Wednesday’s game in Ann Arbor as Central Michigan’s seven-game winning streak ended, 6-3. Sophomore left-handed pitcher Adam Aldred got the start against the Wolverines and threw […]
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Kaminska continues strong pitching, winning streak for CMU baseball

Kaminska continues strong pitching, winning streak for CMU baseball

Senior right-handed pitcher Pat Kaminska has been nearly perfect since taking a loss in the second game of the Chippewas season. In the six games Kaminska has started, Central Michigan is 6-0 while Kaminska is 5-0 with an ERA of […]
Baseball / Sports
Baseball completes second-straight sweep to begin MAC play

Baseball completes second-straight sweep to begin MAC play

Miami University came into the weekend as the Mid-American Conference’s best hitting team. Nobody told freshman left-handed pitcher Nick Deeg. The Lake Orion-native led Central Michigan to a 2-1 victory by throwing six no-hit innings in Game 2 of Sunday’s […]
Baseball / Sports
Baseball takes home-opener with seventh-inning rally

Baseball takes home-opener with seventh-inning rally

Miami University ace left-handed pitcher Seth Varner kept Central Michigan’s offense at bay allowing two runs on five hits in a 8-4 loss Saturday. Varner didn’t come out for the seventh inning and the Chippewas (14-10, 4-0 MAC) did as […]
Baseball / Sports
Pitching coach Jeff Opalewski is the driving force behind several years of Chippewas success on the mound. From left, Jordan Foley, Pat Kaminska, Adam Aldred, and Nick Deeg.
(Samantha Madar | Photo Editor)

The man behind the arms: Pitching coach Jeff Opalewski grooms six seasons of aces

After being picked in the 28th round of the 2000 Major League Baseball Draft out of high school, Jeff Opalewski chose Central Michigan University over the Cleveland Indians. Fourteen years later, his decision is still having a major impact on […]
Baseball / Sports

Baseball opens MAC play with series win at Ohio, third-straight series win

An offensive outburst in the eighth inning Saturday led to baseball clinching its third-straight series victory of the season with a 10-2 win at Ohio. The win at Athens also insured a series victory in the opening weekend of Mid-American […]


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