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Chippewas start weekend series with win against MAC West leaders

(04/15/16 6:05pm)

On Wednesday, the Central Michigan baseball team played in a four hour and 38 minute affair against Michigan State at Comerica Park.Now on Friday, the Chippewas weren’t thinking about their 14-inning loss to the Spartans; they had shifted their attention to the three-game home series against the Mid-American Conference West leading Ball State Cardinals.

Rapid Reaction: Michigan State 7, Central Michigan 3

(04/13/16 11:46pm)

DETROIT — On a 45 degree night in Detroit, memories of the six-run 9th inning comeback from last year’s Clash at Comerica loomed in the crisp air.As freshman pitcher Dazon Cole threw the first pitch of the game, all of those memories faded and the 2016 Clash at Comerica began as fans of the Spartans and Chippewas poured into the ballpark that the Detroit Tigers call home for 81 games per year.

Watkins lifts baseball to win in first game of Northern Illinois doubleheader

(04/09/16 4:14pm)

It took a freshman pinch hitter and his 10-pitch at-bat for the Central Michigan baseball team to pick up its second Mid-American Conference victory of the season.Designated hitter Jarrod Watkins came off the bench in the eighth inning and scorched a RBI double off Northern Illinois reliever Ryne Blanton. The Chippewas defeated the Huskies 7-6 in the first game of a doubleheader Saturday in DeKalb, Illinois.Watkins used a full count to score freshman infielder Jason Sullivan, who singled in freshman outfielder Daniel Jipping in the previous at-bat.

Baseball falls to 5-19, Jaksa cites lack of consistency

(03/27/16 7:09pm)

Before Feb. 19, the Central Michigan baseball team had a 0-0 record and were gearing up for a season in which it was projected to win the Mid-American Conference West Division.On Easter Sunday evening, the team compiled a 5-19 record, including dropping two of three to Kent State to open MAC play.Head Coach Steve Jaksa said the team is looking for a "consistency of play" and is looking for consistency in terms of "putting things together."Entering Sunday, only two players who played in the 22 games completed before Sunday had a batting average over .300 – sophomore shortstop Zach McKinstry (.344) and sophomore leftfielder Daniel Jipping (.310).All stats entering Sunday show the team is hitting .236, while opponents are hitting .310.