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Softball finished the long weekend of Mid-American Conference games 3-1 after splitting a two-game series with Kent State in a tough extra-innings loss Sunday.
CMU was on a six-game win streak after defeating MAC East rival 3-0 Saturday but were unable to replicate its performance, falling 5-4, in part due to fielding errors and missed opportunities.
“It was a tough game,” said head coach Margo Jonker.
Softball earned its fourth Mid-American Conference win Saturday in a pitchers duel against Kent State thanks to an explosive third inning.
Junior Cory DeLamielleure and sophomore CarolAnn Sexauer hit back-to-back home runs to score three runs on the Golden Flashes Emma Johnson, one of the premier pitchers in the MAC.
Going into the bottom of the third, both teams were scoreless with Kent State holding the only hit thus far.
Softball took care of business Friday and recorded two more Mid-American Conference victories in a doubleheader against Buffalo.
Central Michigan was able to capitalize on the pitching struggles of the Bulls in the first game, taking advantage of walks and passed balls to rally for a six run inning in the second.
Battling in long at-bats to wear them down, the Chippewas forced the Bulls to change through three pitchers and were able to adjust to these changes to stay on top of the ball at the same time.
Going into the bottom of the second, both teams were scoreless until freshman Trista Cox was struck by a pitch and advanced to second on an error.
Going back a month, you would find junior catcher Cory DeLamielleure’s batting average at .125.
Today, her average sits at .239, not an astounding number, but on the rise.
DeLamielleure now leads the team in triples, second in home runs with three and second with a slugging percentage of .493.
“I’ve just been having confidence at the plate," DeLamielleure said.
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Softball continued its dominance against Detroit by sweeping the home-opening double-header by a combined score of 22-4 at Margo Jonker Stadium Wednesday.
Junior catcher Cory DeLamielleure lead her team to a 9-1 mercy in game one after ending the game in the sixth inning with a home run that lead to bigger things at the plate in game two.
“Good to see some hard work pay off," DeLamielleure said.
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Softball will host Detroit-Mercy today in its first game at the newly renovated Margo Jonker Stadium.
“This project will increase our chair-back seating, as well as change the seating to be one consistent section instead of three individual sections,” said Kristen Kosuda-Suhr, assistant athletic director of facilities.
Among the enhancements are additional seating and replacement of worn-out structures.
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Before entering conference competition this weekend against Eastern Michigan, the softball team had two games postponed and one cancelled, causing a 13-day break.
The team split the doubleheader against the Eagles following their near two-week break from game competition.
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Softball earned an almost-perfect 3-0 victory against Eastern Michigan in the second game of a two-day series over the weekend in Ypsilanti.
Sophomore Carol Ann Sexauer, the team’s leader in RBIs and extra-base hits, got the Chippewas started with her fifth home run of the year to put the score at 1-0 in the top of the fourth inning.
Softball fell in their first Mid-American Conference game of the season to Eastern Michigan by giving up a six run inning in the 8-4 loss.
Going into the bottom of the third, the Chippewas were ahead 3-1 after another strong start from the top of their lineup including sophomore CarolAnn Sexauer's solo homer.
However, the momentum would soon shift in favor of the Eagles starting with a single from Jenn Lucas who then advanced to third on two consecutive singles to load the bases. With the tying runner on second base senior Kara Dornbos hit Nellie Coquillard with a pitch, which bumped Lucas home to score.
Now only up by one run and the bases still loaded with one out, head coach Margo Jonker gave Dornbos a rest, substituting her with junior Kristen Kuhlman in the circle.
The situation would not turn around, as Elaine Whitbeck connected with a double down the infield line to put up two RBI and give the Eagles the lead.
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Softball's scheduled Wednesday doubleheader against IPFW was cancelled due to poor weather, preventing softball from atoning its loss earlier this season.
The Chippewas found themselves on the wrong end of an extra-innings game that ended with a score of 10-6 in the team’s first meeting of the year.
Junior pitcher Morgan Yuncker is 3-0 with two complete games in her last three appearances in the circle with 18.1 innings pitched.
Yuncker was recognized for her performance in the South Florida tournament over spring break, being named the Mid-American Conference West Division Pitcher of the Week.
Central Michigan softball swept Day 2 of the Hoosier Classic Saturday in Bloomington, Ind., with wins against Michigan State and Wright State.
The Chippewas dropped both of their games Friday, falling in close contests with Illinois-Chicago and Indiana.