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Junior third baseman Trista Cox bats against Michigan Wednesday afternoon at Margo Yonker Stadium. The Chippewas lost, 11-0, to a nationally ranked Wolverine squad. (Greg Cornwell | Staff Photographer)

Trista Cox wrapping up phenomenal offensive season for CMU

Junior third baseman Trista Cox is close to finishing up a memorable season at the plate for Central Michigan softball. With four games remaining on the schedule, Cox is not showing any signs of slowing down.  Going into a double-header […]
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CMU Softball versus Detroit cancelled

CMU Softball versus Detroit cancelled

Softball’s game against Detroit today has been cancelled, according to a press release issued by the Central Michigan University athletics department. The non-conference game will not be rescheduled. Wednesday’s game was intended to serve as a makeup of a March […]
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Junior Shortstop CarolAnn Sexaur prepares for a ball to come her way during their game against Ohio at Margo Jonker Stadium on March 30. Chippewas won 5 to 0. (Morgan Taylor | Assistant Photo Editor)

Softball’s offense shut down in second consecutive loss to Toledo

Softball’s offense struggled during a weekend sweep at the hands of Toledo. On Sunday, Central Michigan wrapped up a two-game series with a 1-0 loss, following a 9-1 defeat via mercy rule Saturday. The women offered no run support Sunday for senior […]
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On April 19, sophomore infielder Trista Cox bats during the game against Bowling Green at Margo Jonker Stadium.
(File Photo by Kaitlin Thoresen)

Softball sweeps Friday series with Bowling Green

Central Michigan softball took both games against Bowling Green on Friday. CMU beat BGSU 6-5, followed by a 5-3 victory. In game one, third baseman Trista Cox notched four RBI, including a double that opened scoring for the Chippewas. BGSU […]
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Freshman pitcher Rachael Knapp pitches to a Western Michigan batter Sunday afternoon at Margo Yonker Stadium. Knapp pitched seven innings in the 4-1 Chippewa victory, splitting the weekend series with the Broncos. (Greg Cornwell | Staff Photographer)

Solid defense paving the way for Chippewa’s offensive outbursts

If a batter is lucky enough to make contact with a pitch against Central Michigan, they won’t be so lucky when it enters fair territory. Coupled with a strong lineup in the circle, softball has a tough defense backing up its pitching […]
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In midst of road games, Chippewas prepare for Bowling Green

The Falcons haven’t been soaring this season. Bowling Green enters Friday’s double-header against Central Michigan tied for last place in the Mid-American Conference East Division with a 6-8 conference record, while the Chippewas come in fresh off of a victory […]
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Sophomore outfielder Evelyn Lorimer throws back an outfield hit Wednesday at Margo Yonker Stadium. The Chippewas faced off against a nationally ranked Michigan team and lost, 11-0. (Greg Cornwell | Staff Photographer)

Timely Chippewa hitting sparks road victory over MSU 6-4

In the past week Margo Jonker’s team has not taken an inning for granted and Friday afternoon was no different. Playing on the road against a sub .500 Michigan State team at Secchia Stadium, CMU inched out a victory against their […]
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Freshman pitcher Rachael Knapp launches a ball to a batter in their game against Western at Margo Jonker Stadium on Sunday.

Softball begins road series at MSU

Central Michigan softball said farewell to their home field for the remainder of the season last weekend. The Chippewas are set to meet interstate foe Michigan State at 5 p.m. on Wednesday at Secchia Stadium in East Lansing. It will be the first of […]
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Freshman pitcher Rachael Knapp pitches to a Western Michigan batter Sunday afternoon at Margo Yonker Stadium. Knapp pitched seven innings in the 4-1 Chippewa victory, splitting the weekend series with the Broncos. (Greg Cornwell | Staff Photographer)

Knapp now 9-2, only getting better

Freshman pitcher Rachael Knapp may be a new face to Central Michigan softball, but the young ball player continues to impress. She earned her ninth win against WMU on Sunday, pitching her seventh complete game this season. Knapp has been taking […]
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Freshman pitcher Rachael Knapp pitches against Western Michigan University softball team Saturday. (Staff Photographer | Gregory Cornwell)

Knapp throws one-hitter as softball splits series with WMU

Central Michigan softball had more to celebrate than Easter this weekend. A stellar performance by freshman pitcher Rachael Knapp allowed CMU to take the second game in a weekend series against WMU, beating the Broncos 4-1. The victory at Margo […]
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CMU softball goes down to Western at home

CMU softball goes down to Western at home

Central Michigan falls after a tough eight inning battle against Western Michigan. The in-state rivals met in Mount Pleasant at the Margo Jonker Stadium for the two-game battle. Both Central and Western struggled to make a run for seven innings. […]
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The teams high-five after the game on Wednesday at Margo Jonker Stadium (Greg Cornwell/Staff Photographer)

Softball suffers worst loss of the year to No. 3 Michigan

Wednesday can be summed up in one word for CMU softball: Cold. The Chippewas managed just three hits in their 11-0 five-inning loss to the third-ranked University of Michigan. The win was the 20th straight for a hot Michigan team, which […]


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