Softball

Softball / Sports
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Junior outfielder and pitcher Kristen Kuhlman throws a pitch to an Oakland Player at Margo Yonker Stadium on Wednesday.

Freshman Knapp benefits from experienced pitching staff

Central Michigan softball is 24-10 and has won seven straight games due to a talented pitching trio. Seniors Morgan Yuncker and Chelsea Sundberg and freshman Rachael Knapp each bring different strengths. Knapp leads the team with a 1.88 ERA. Sundberg […]
Softball / Sports
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Sophomore first baseman and catcher Katelyn Rentschler receive a thrown ball for an out against Oakland at Margo Jonker Stadium. The Chippewas defeated Oakland 6-5 and 5-1 in a doubleheader Wednesday afternoon.

Softball faces slate of tough conference games

Central Michigan softball packs up and heads east to attempt a sweep of Buffalo two years in a row. Last year, the Bulls fell to the Chippewas in both regular season games, with a final scores of 7-1 and 6-1. Buffalo […]
Softball / Sports
The softball team huddles up before their winning game against Ohio at Margo Jonker Stadium on March 30, 2014. (Morgan Taylor | Assistant Photo Editor)

Softball completes sweep of EMU behind strong outing by Yuncker

Softball swept Eastern Michigan in its own house. After winning 9-7 on Saturday, the Chippewas defeated EMU 7-1 on Sunday. Senior pitcher Morgan Yuncker went the distance, giving up one earned run on three hits. She walked one EMU batter and struck […]
Softball / Sports
Morgan Taylor | Assistant Photo Editor

Sophomores Katelyn Rentschler, left, and Chelsea DeLamielleure, right, run to the dugout after Ohio recieved three outs at bat in their game at Margo Jonker Stadium on March 30, 2014.

Chelsea DeLamielleure hits two home runs in softball sweep of IPFW

CMU softball won their third-straight at home, putting up two shutouts at Margo Jonker Stadium in the last week. The Chippewas hosted IPFW on Wednesday, sweeping them in two games. Starting off in the bottom of the first inning, junior Trista Cox hit […]
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Senior Brittney Horan waits for the opportunity to steal second base during their game against Ohio University at Jonker Stadium on Sunday afternoon. (Morgan Taylor/Assistant Photo Editor)

Softball splits weekend series with Ohio

Central Michigan softball used the long ball and a quality pitching performance to finish the weekend on a positive note Sunday, topping Ohio 5-0. Junior shortstop Carolann Sexauer went 2-for-2, putting CMU on the board with a two-run homer in […]
Softball / Sports

Poor pitching hurts softball in loss to Ohio

Central Michigan softball dropped  its Mid-American Conference opener Saturday, 5-3 to Ohio University.  In colder weather, the Chippewas managed only four hits, (all singles) with two coming in the final inning. Junior shortstop CarolAnn Sexauer had the best day at […]
Softball / Sports
Senior outfielder Macy Merchant slides into second base during the second game against Buffalo Friday afternoon at Margo Jonker Stadium. Central won 6-1.
(File Photo | Kaitlin Thoresen)

Evelyn Lorimer becomes viable option for leadoff hitter following Merchant’s departure

With her quick speed on the base path and well-placed slap hitting, Macy Merchant was one of the most important aspects of the explosive Central Michigan offense last season. Lost to graduation, Merchant was an all-conference player who hit .408 […]
Softball / Sports
Junior infielder Brittney Horan connects with a pitch Wednesday afternoon at Margo Jonker Stadium against Detroit Mercy. The Chippewas mercied the Titans 9-1.
(File Photo | Chuck Miller)

Softball sisters bring tightly-knit team closer together

Sophomore Chelsea DeLamielleure is a superstitious individual, but her numerous rituals might be the key to Central Michigan softball’s success this season. Before games, it is not unheard of to see DeLamielleure listening to the same music in the same […]
Baseball / Softball / Sports

BRIEF: Baseball and softball postpone games scheduled for wednesday

The winter weather has not given so easily. Central Michigan Athletics announced this week that softball and baseball contests scheduled for Wednesday, March 26 have been cancelled due to unplayable field conditions. Baseball’s contest at Michigan State has been rescheduled […]
Softball / Sports
Sophomore infielder Trista Cox tries to tag out a Bowling Green player as she slides into third during the game Saturday afternoon at Margo Jonker Stadium. 
(File Photo Kaitlin Thoresen/Staff Photographer)

Trista Cox owns the plate in non-conference schedule

  Trista Cox has found herself the catalyst for an aggressive Central Michigan offense. CMU’s softball team heads into Mid-American Conference play with a 17-9 record, and are in a good spot to pit themselves against conference competitors while almost […]
Softball / Sports
Sophomore infielder Trista Cox bats during Centrals game against Bowling Green April 19, 2013 at Margo Jonker Stadium. Central won 4-2. (File Photo/Kaitlin Thoresen)

Softball finishes 12-game schedule with 6-1 win against Yale

Central Michigan softball completed its 12-game spring break stretch at the University of South Florida on Sunday, beating Yale 6-1. Yale took the lead in the first inning, scoring when Sarah Onorato was batted in by a sacrifice fly ball […]
Softball / Sports

Softball remains undefeated at USF Showcase

Central Michigan Softball kept its winning streak at the Under Armour Showcase in Clearwater, Fla. alive Saturday. CMU heads into Sunday’s action 4-0 in the tournament. After taking an early third-inning lead, the Chippewas topped Chattanooga 5-1 before beating Seton […]


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