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Senior second baseman Pat MacKenzie of the Central Michigan University baseball team has been named the Mid-American Conference Player of the Week.The Royal Oak native led the high-powered Chippewa offense last week finishing with 11 hits, four runs batted in, nine runs scored and four walks.In four games last week, MacKenzie hit .688 and tallied a slugging percentage of .938.
The last time Central Michigan University baseball lost a game was April 4 in a 16-inning 4-3 loss to Toledo.
Central Michigan University baseball won the 2014 “Clash at Comerica” against Michigan State for the first time in the game’s history.The Chippewas (24-12, 10-2 Mid-American Conference) will look to hold on to the title at 7:05 p.m.
A packed Theunissen Stadium crowd watched as Central Michigan University baseball took its fourth consecutive conference series with an 18-3 win over Eastern Michigan Saturday.Junior pitcher Sean Renzi (1-1, 2.81 ERA) started on the mound for the Chippewas for the first time in his career.
On a windy and cool Friday afternoon, Central Michigan University's baseball team defeated Eastern Michigan University 16-6 in the series opener Friday.CMU has now scored 42 runs in its last three games.
Baseball has a long season.
The Central Michigan University baseball team (21-12, 7-2 MAC) has played well against Mid-American Conference opponents this season.
CM Life reporter Mark Cavitt sat down with members of the Detroit media to talk about their thoughts on the upcoming season for the Detroit Tigers.Cavitt spoke with Terry Foster, a columnist for the Detroit News and radio personality on 97.1 The Ticket, Lynn Henning from the Detroit News, Anthony Fenech from the Detroit Free Press (also a CMU alumnus) and Tom Gage from Fox Sports Detroit.The Tigers open up their season against the Minnesota Twins Monday at 1:05 p.m.Q: What is the biggest storyline heading into the season?Foster: The biggest storyline is can someone pass the Tigers.
Central Michigan University baseball took two of three games at Toledo this weekend, moving to 20-12 on the season and 7-2 in the conference.The Chippewas outhit the Rockets 33-23 while outscoring UT 26-10 over the weekend.Senior second baseman Pat MacKenzie led the Chippewas with six hits and four runs, while junior outfielder Ryan Heeke finished the weekend with four hits.
Senior catcher Tyler Huntey has played all 32 games this season, starting 31 of them.He played all 34 innings over the weekend against the University of Toledo, including transitioning to the outfield for the final inning of Sunday’s win and making a diving grab to end the game.While most catchers take a game off every weekend, or at least a few innings during a blowout, Huntey keeps going.Huntey has only been a starter the last two seasons.
Just as the March Madness that carried over into April saw an undefeated Kentucky team lose to Wisconsin, a baseball game that spilled over to the 16th inning came to a disappointing end for Central Michigan University.After the Chippewas (19-12, 6-2 Mid-American Conference) battled back in the ninth inning to tie the game 3-3 on a University of Toledo throwing error, the offenses of both teams sputtered.
Rain didn't stop Central Michigan University and the University of Toledo in Friday's matchup, but it did slow down both defenses.The Chippewas (19-11, 6-1 Mid-American Conference) took a 7-0 lead after five innings, with all seven runs being unearned.Three walks, two errors, one hit and a passed ball allowed CMU to score its first there runs of the game in the third inning.
Central Michigan University baseball found very few opportunities to score in Wednesday's game against the University of Michigan, losing 5-3.CMU finished the game with seven hits.“We had situations," said Head Coach Steve Jaksa.
A blowout shutout followed by a pair of one-run nail biters helped Central Michigan baseball sweep Miami University on the road this weekend.CMU is now 18-10 and 5-1 in the Mid-American Conference while Miami (Ohio) falls to 4-19 and 2-4 in the MAC.Sunday:Head Coach Steve Jaksa called Sunday’s matchup a “yo-yo back and forth” game.
The Miami University defense had five fewer errors Saturday than it had Friday, but it was still a RedHawk defensive miscue Saturday that helped Central Michigan University baseball pick up the 4-3 win.CMU (17-10, 4-1 Mid-American Conference) trailed Miami (Ohio) (4-18, 2-3 MAC) 3-1 with two outs in the sixth inning and the bases empty, but a rally was sparked by senior catcher Tyler Huntey’s walk.
Miami University senior pitcher Ryan Powers was drafted in the 22nd round of the MLB draft by the Philadelphia Phillies but it was Central Michigan University sophomore pitcher Nick Deeg who shut down hitters Friday.Deeg (4-2, 2.00 ERA) pitched a complete game shutout, going nine innings allowing four hits and no walks while striking out six batters for CMU (16-10, 3-1 Mid-American Conference).“He threw his changeup very well, I thought,” said Head Coach Steve Jaksa.
On March 17, junior from Hudsonville Blake Hibbitts played in men’s basketball’s 89-79 National Invitation Tournament first round game.
The last time the Chippewas and RedHawks faced off, a 4-3 loss to Miami University (Ohio) knocked the Central Michigan University baseball team out of the 2014 Mid-American Conference Tournament.
Sophomore pitcher Blake Hibbitts made his first start of the season Tuesday afternoon for the Chippewas and struggled.
Senior catcher Tyler Huntey has been named the Mid-American Conference West Division Player of the Week.