Articles written by: Matt Thompson

Matt Thompson is a Central Michigan Life alumnus. He held titles of senior sports reporter and former sports editor, assistant sports editor and staff reporter.


Strong pitching continues; defense steps up in wins against Central Conn. State and Colo. State

Central Michigan pitchers Kara Dornbos and Kari Seddon had no problem stifling hitters Friday in Clearwater, Fla. The right-handed duo threw back-to-back shutout games as the softball team beat Central Connecticut State 1-0 and Colorado State 8-0 behind the strong […]

Softball shut out by St. Joseph’s

Junior Erin Gallagher pitched a two-hit shutout Tuesday as St. Joseph’s beat Central Michigan softball 2-0 in Clearwater, Fla. The loss snapped CMU’s four-game winning streak, and junior Molly Coldren’s home run streak at three games. Coldren was able to […]

Coldren continues hitting tear in win over Maine

Junior Molly Coldren hit her third home run in as many games as Central Michigan softball beat Maine 9-4 Monday in Clearwater, Fla., improving its current winning streak to four games. “She’s taking really good swings right now,” said CMU […]

Seddon throws another gem in shutout win over Wagner

Senior right-hander Kari Seddon continued her strong start to the season, throwing a one-hit shutout as the Central Michigan softball team went on to beat Wagner 11-0 Sunday in Clearwater, Fla. For the second consecutive day, Seddon took a no-hitter […]

Softball shuts out Columbia, Quinnipiac

Junior shortstop Molly Coldren’s offense helped Central Michigan softball dominate Columbia and Quinnipiac Saturday, winning both games of a doubleheader 8-0 in Clearwater, Fla. Coldren hit 5-for-6 on the day, scoring three runs and driving in six. Coldren came into […]

Softball drops first two in Florida

Before her team went to Florida, Margo Jonker said she it need to improve its defensive approach. On Friday, the Central Michigan softball team dropped the ball - literally - defensively, losing both games of a doubleheader in Clearwater, Fla. […]

CMU softball kicks off 12-game, 12-day series in Florida on Friday

Central Michigan softball can expect plenty of warm weather and good competition during its trip to Clearwater, Fla. next week. But fans? Yep. Head coach Margo Jonker said CMU can expect to be represented in Florida over the team’s spring […]

Former CMU football player dies during skiing incident in Colorado

Former Central Michigan football player Brandon Zukoff died Tuesday during a skiing accident in Snowmass, Colo. Zukoff, 26, was skiing with two others in an out-of-bounds area when he triggered an avalanche that claimed his life. The Grand Blanc native […]
On Campus

Ugandan native tells story of crimes against humanity at Invisible Children RSO’s documentary night

Achiro Fionah came from Uganda to the U.S. to shed light on the problems inflicting Uganda, her home. When she was 7 years old, her father died; three years later her mother did too. After staying with her uncle for […]
Baseball / Softball

Baseball, softball players earn MAC weekly awards

Central Michigan University grabbed three of the four Mid-American Conference West Division weekly awards in baseball and softball Tuesday. Sophomore infielder Jordan Dean hit for a .571 average, two doubles, a home run and stole two bases to earn himself […]

Sundberg shines in opening weekend

Central Michigan softball head coach Margo Jonker wanted to find out what players were “game players” during this weekend's first six games, and she got her first glimpse. Several CMU softball girls stood out and chipped in to going 3-3 […]

Chippewas split Day 2 in Jacksonville

Freshman right-hander Chelsea Sundberg made her first appearance in the circle for Central Michigan softball and she didn’t disappoint. Sundberg shut down Jacksonville State University hitters, giving CMU its first win of the season 2-0, but the Chippewas fell in […]

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