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The Central Michigan softball team scored four runs in the fifth inning and four more in the sixth to defeat Ohio 9-5 Wednesday in the first round of the Mid-American Conference tournament at Firestone Stadium in Akron, Ohio. CMU (27-17) advances in the winners bracket to play No. 1 seed Kent State at 1:30 p.m. Thursday.
The Central Michigan softball team was named the No. 5 seed in the Mid-American Conference tournament Sunday and will play No. 4 Ohio at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Firestone Stadium in Akron, Ohio. CMU won both meetings against OU during the regular season.
A day after falling out of first place in the Mid-American Conference West Division, the Central Michigan softball team lost both games of a doubleheader Saturday against Kent State in Kent, Ohio. The Chippewas lost to the conference-leading Golden Flashes (28-17, 15-3 MAC) 9-1 in six innings and 4-2, respectively.
It took 12 innings for Buffalo to beat the CMU softball team in the second game of a doubleheader Friday to split the two-game series. CMU shut out its opponents 7-0 in the first game before losing the second 4-3 to stand tied with Ball State for first place in the Mid-American Conference West Division.
While Miley Cyrus hops off the plane at LAX airport, CMU softball freshman Summer Knoop warms up. As Knoop walks up to the plate, Cyrus can see the Hollywood sign. Everyone seems so famous.
The CMU softball team has played 30 of its 37 games away from the comfort of Margo Jonker Stadium. The Chippewas head into its final road trip of the season as it takes on Buffalo in a doubleheader today and Mid-American Conference leader Kent State Saturday and Sunday.
The left side of the field on the CMU softball team’s defense is becoming known as a place where bloop singles and foul balls become casualties.
Left fielder Ashley Gilson and third baseman Amanda Patrick have been the two who have felt the force of the ground when they dive on a regular basis.
An eye-opening pattern has been developing on the CMU softball team that has propelled it into contention in the Mid-American Conference title chase.
The team gets on the board early, its opponents make an attempt to return the favor and then it proceeds to bury its adversaries in runs.
The long ball played a large part Saturday in the CMU softball team’s sweep at Eastern Michigan University as the first-place Chippewas advanced to 10-4 in the Mid-American Conference.
CMU (24-13, 10-4 MAC) came away from the weekend with 5-3 and 7-1 victories in its fourth MAC conference sweep of the season— its seventh consecutive win.
The Central Michigan softball team swept Eastern Michigan in a doubleheader Saturday, improving its Mid-American conference record to 10-4.
CMU (24-13, 10-4 MAC) won the first game 5-3 and followed with a 7-1 victory, its seventh consecutive win.
CMU Softball Coach Margo Jonker stood by her team as she received a standing ovation Thursday in front of more than 1,000 fans at Margo Jonker stadium.
The team’s 5-1 victory against Michigan State marked a career milestone for Jonker, as
she won her 1,000th game, just the 10th coach in Division I softball history to reach the mark.
The CMU softball team looks to add to its Mid-American Conference West Division lead this weekend with a two-game set against an in-state rival.
CMU (22-13 overall, 8-4 MAC) plays Eastern Michigan (14-23, 4-8) Saturday and Sunday at Varsity Field in Ypsilanti.
Before winning 11 Mid-American Conference Championships and before the softball stadium was named after her, Margo Jonker had a plan.
Jonker, now in her 30th year as CMU’s softball coach with 999 wins on her résumé, had other ideas before starting her tenure. She was going to be a nurse.
University President George Ross testified Monday to the Michigan House subcommittee on higher education appropriations. Ross said CMU’s current state appropriations are equal to those in 1999 and that CMU receives the fourth least state appropriations for public universities despite being the fourth largest one. Saginaw Valley State University President Eric Gilbertson also testified before the subcommittee.
The CMU softball team will try to complete a sweep of its five-game homestand against Michigan State.
The Chippewas won the first four, allowing five total runs. The four wins put CMU in first place in the Mid-American Conference West Division. The last game of the homestand is at 4 p.m. Thursday at Margo Jonker Stadium.
The CMU softball team claimed first place in the Mid-American Conference West division with four weekend wins.
The team beat Ohio 3-1 on Sunday using a defense that allowed just five runs since Friday.
The pressure soared for CMU pitchers last weekend, facing two of the top four offenses in the Mid-American Conference.
Four games later, just five runs were allowed — leading to four consecutive wins.
The Central Michigan softball team won its third consecutive game Saturday beating Ohio 3-1 at Margo Jonker Stadium.
The Chippewas did all their scoring with two outs in the bottom of the third.
With Amanda Klosterman on second base and Ashley Gilson on first base, sophomore Molly Coldren came to bat.