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Sophomore infielder Chelsea DeLamielleure warms up for a doubleheader against Grand Valley State Sunday afternoon at Margo Jonker Stadium. (Gregory Cornwell/Staff Photographer)

Softball takes both games in GVSU double header; stays perfect in fall exhibitions

Softball continued its winning ways during thefall exhibitions by beating Grand Valley State 3-0 and 2-0 in a doubleheader Sunday afternoon. The Chippewas had plenty of opportunities to score during both games, but were only able to capitalize on a […]
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Freshman Rachael Knapp starts fall exhibition; throws two scoreless innings

Softball has plenty of options to fill the hole left by former pitcher Kara Dornbos, who graduated last spring, and one of those options is freshman Rachael Knapp. The first year from Jenison, Mich., started Wednesday’s fall exhibition against Northwood […]
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Chippewas rout Northwood 9-2 in opening fall exhibition

Chippewas rout Northwood 9-2 in opening fall exhibition

Softball started its fall exhibition games with a 9-2 win against Northwood. Thanks to a big third and fourth inning, the Chippewas were able to score eight unanswered runs. Offensively, CMU was led by a troop of veteran players including […]
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On April 20, senior pitcher Kara Dornbos delivers a pitch during the game against Toledo at Margo Jonker Stadium. Dronbos pitched all seven innings allowing only three hits as the Chippewas beat Toledo 3-0 to for their seventh straight victory. (File Photo by Chuck Miller)

Senior Kara Dornbos finishes impressive career in the circle for softball

Senior pitcher Kara Dornbos came into the Mid-American Conference Tournament with the third-best ERA on the softball team, but she finished the tournament with championship and tournament MVP honors. She now leaves the MAC champion Chippewas behind with an impressive […]
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Departing seniors pave way for bright future for softball

Veteran leadership is something the 2013 softball team certainly didn’t lack, and it led them to the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2004. The bulk of that leadership came from the seniors: pitcher Kara Dornbos and outfielders Macy […]
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Softball is eliminated by Valpo 7-4 in NCAA regionals

Softball is eliminated by Valpo 7-4 in NCAA regionals

Leaving runners on base, walks and errors will come back to haunt you in softball. Central Michigan felt the wrath of all three on Saturday as it fell to Valparaiso 7-4 to end the season in the NCAA tournament. “Our […]
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Senior pitcher Kara Dornbos delivers a pitch Friday afternoon during their first first game against the California Golden Bears in the NCAA tournament at the Wilpon Baseball and Softball Complex: Alumni Field in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Dornbos pitched 4.2 innings and gave up four walks and four earned runs. (Christiana Kurtz/Staff Photographer)

Home runs doom softball in NCAA opening game 8-1 loss Cal

Early on, it looked like senior pitchers Kara Dornbos and California’s Jolene Henderson were going to be locked into a pitchers duel. After Central Michigan softball took a 1-run lead in the fourth inning, the Golden Bears answered with a three spot in […]
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Meet the California Golden Bears

The softball team will start the NCAA Softball Regional in Ann Arbor at 4:30 p.m. Friday against California. While Michigan’s Alumni Field is no mystery to the Chippewas, the Golden Bears are. The first thing to know about Cal is […]
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Dornbos, DeLamielleure lead softball to MAC title, NCAA tournament

Senior pitcher Kara Dornbos’s postseason numbers are astounding, to say the least. She threw 25.1 innings in the softball team’s Mid-American Conference championship run, going 3-0 with a 0.28 ERA. In last season’s run to the MAC championship game, Dornbos […]
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Softball plays Cal in Ann Arbor to start NCAA tournament

Softball plays Cal in Ann Arbor to start NCAA tournament

The softball team won’t be traveling far for its first NCAA tournament game since 2004 as it drew the Ann Arbor Regional. There the team will play at 4:30 Friday against California while the host Michigan will play Valparasio. “Going […]
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The CMU softball team used a two-run home run by sophomore Trista Cox in the eleventh inning to beat Northern Illinois in the Mid-American Conference championship game, 4-2. (Photo Courtesy of CMU Athletics)

Softball wins the MAC title in 11-inning battle

Sophomore Trista Cox hit a two-run home run in the 11th inning against Northern Illinois to clinch the Mid-American Conference Softball Tournament title and head coach Margo Jonker’s 1,100th victory. “It’s indescribable; it’s a great feeling,” Cox said. “At the same […]
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Softball advances to MAC Championship

For the second year in a row the softball team won its way into the Mid-American Conference Softball Championship series with a 5-0 win against Northern Illinois . And, much like last season, it’s been senior ace Kara Dornbos leading the […]


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