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After starting the season on a five-game losing skid, the Central Michigan women’s softball team now finds themselves winners of six in a row, and 13 of their last 14 games.The Chippewas will resume play tomorrow against Oakland for just one game starting at 3 p.m.
While the Central Michigan softball team has been on a roll — winning nine of their last 10 games — they also swept the Mid-American Conference West Player and Pitcher of the week honors.Sophomore centerfielder Allison Curtis won MAC West Player of the Week, and was a big reason why the Chippewas ended their spring break trip with six consecutive wins. Curtis had 11 hits, five runs batted in, and a .579 batting average over the six-game span.
The Central Michigan softball team continued its impressive streak in Clearwater, Florida Saturday.The Chippewas improved to 14-7 overall after wins against Army and South Florida.CMU has now won six consecutive games and 13 of its last 14 games.Game 1: ArmyAllison Curtis’ bat was the story once again.
On the opening evening of the annual Under Armour Showcase, the Central Michigan softball team extended their win streak to four games under the lights in Clearwater, Florida.CMU defeated Fort Wayne in the first game 2-1.
In Tuesday's game against Penn, head coach Margo Jonker expressed her concern with the majority of the nine hits against the Quakers coming from the top of the order.
Following a setback loss against Georgia after a seven game win streak, Central Michigan softball bounced back Tuesday with a 7-5 win against Ivy League opponent Penn. "We needed to set the tone but we didn't play real sharp," said head Coach Margo Jonker.
Following a seven-game win streak Central Michigan softball maintained during two separate road trips to Florida, Georgia State would give the Chippewas their first loss in two weeks.Five CMU batters were left on base in the 4-6 loss against the Panthers out of the Sun Belt Conference.Starting pitcher Hanna Warren pitched two innings for the Chippewas, recording five strikeouts, four hits and three walks.
The hot streak continued for the Central Michigan softball team (8-6) as
the Chippewas increased their win streak to seven after wins against St.
The Chippewas improve to 6-6 on the season after
starting 0-4 while picking up this wins against Hartford and Villanova in the
USF Series tournament this afternoon in sunny Clearwater Florida.The Chips bats were alive and well as they defeated
Hartford University 10-2 followed up with a win shutting-out Villanova 5-0.
Following a weekend road trip to Florida where she threw a total of three complete games, Central Michigan senior pitcher Rachael Knapp has been selected as the Mid-American Conference West Division Pitcher of the Week. Knapp recorded 38 strikeouts against three Chippewa opponents in the Madeira tournament, allowing only 11 hits during the weekend.The St.
For the second straight game, the Central Michigan softball has only needed to rely on a single pitcher.Senior Rachael Knapp pitched her second complete game of the weekend in the Chippewas' 7-0 win against Sienna Sunday in Madeira, Florida.
It took 2,600 miles of travel in their first two weeks of the regular season to get here, but the Central Michigan softball team is back to winning.With wins today against Robert Morris (4-3) and Massachusetts (11-0), the Chippewas improve to 3-1 on their trip south to Madeira Beach and 3-6 overall."It think it's really important that we get on a winning streak so we start believing we can do it and star believing we can put it all together," said head coach Margo Jonker." "In game one, CMU out-hit the Colonials 7-5 in their 4-3 victory.
Freshman first basemen Kaila Fulker hit a walk-off double in the seventh inning against North Dakota to lift the Central Michigan softball team to a 1-0 victory Friday, giving the team its first win of the season. The Chippewas would then dropped the second game Friday to Quinnipiac, 3-0.CMU will continue its Florida road trip tomorrow morning with games against Robert Morris and Massachusetts.Game 1: North DakotaRachael Knapp was in full control as the senior pitcher logged 15 strikeouts and her first win of the season.“Her rise pitch was moving really well and she did a great job of setting her batters up with that pitch as well as her other pitches,” CMU coach Margo Jonker said.Despite Knapp's performance, Fulker was the star of the game hitting a walk-off double to give the Chippewas the win.Junior pinch-hitter Sydney Heath got the seventh inning going when she hit a single into right field, giving the Chippewas some confidence. Sophomore Andrea Perlberg then entered the game as a pinch-runner and stole second base moving her into scoring position.
After a 10-0 mercy on Friday by Ohio State, Central Michigan softball head coach Margo Jonker wanted to make sure that the second match-up would end the weekend in Texas on a strong note."I wanted to finish the tournament strong," Jonker said.
The Central Michigan softball team fell to 0-4 on the season after losses to Lamar and host Texas A&M Saturday in the Aggie Classic. The losing streak continued as the Chippewas dropped their first game of the day, 7-3 to Lamar, and the 8-5 to Texas A&M in the second.
Central Michigan softball's season got off to a rocky start in the opening two games of the Aggie Classic at Texas A&M Friday.The Chippewas fell to Ohio State and Lamar. However, CMU will have a shot at redemption, as they will face both teams again before the conclusion of the weekend.Game 1: Ohio StateThe bats were alive for the Buckeyes as they topped CMU, 10-0.
As the first weekend of
college softball season approaches, preseason Mid-American
Conference polls predict Central Michigan will finish second in the West
For head coach Margo Jonker,
the ranking came as no surprise."I think that's pretty
legitimate right now," Jonker said.
The Mid-American Conference released its preseason poll prediction for softball Monday. The Chippewas were picked to finish second in the MAC West behind Northern Illinois.
The Central Michigan softball team announced tryouts for the team will be on Wednesday, Sept. 7 at 2:30 p.m.
Close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades — not Mid-American Conference Tournament play.The eighth-seeded Central Michigan softball team was two runs away from upsetting the top-seeded Kent State Golden Flashes on Wednesday, but eventually fell 1-0 at Firestone Stadium in Akron, Ohio.KSU's run came in the first inning after junior Maddy Grimm doubled down the left field line, scoring Arika Roush Each team recorded just four hits as Kent State starting pitcher Ronnie Ladines earned the shutout victory.The Chippewas play again tomorrow at 10:30 against Western Michigan.