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The CMU softball team opens its home Mid-American Conference schedule this weekend.
The team takes on Akron on Friday and Ohio on Saturday and Sunday.
After struggling with her location in her last three appearances, junior Kari Seddon said getting ahead in the count is a must for her this weekend.
Staff Reporter Matthew Valinski sat down with sophomore Ashley Gilson of the CMU softball team to find out what people wouldn’t know about her by watching her on the diamond.
The offense never got going for the CMU softball team as it was shut out by No. 2 Michigan 8-0 in five innings.
The Wolverines (31-5) started off the scoring in the first inning after CMU junior Kari Seddon walked three of the first four batters. With two outs and the bases loaded, Amanda Chidester singled to center field to score two runs.
Brittini Merchant draws a cross in the dirt with her bat as she steps into the batter’s box to express her religious beliefs.
The junior’s sister has a similar ritual. Macy, in her freshman season on the CMU softball team, draws the number four — her jersey number — in the dirt. Baseball great Lou Gehrig wore number four. It is not a coincidence her best friend’s mother has Lou Gehrig’s disease. Macy wears it as a tribute to her and to a close friend of hers who died in the summer of 2007.
The CMU softball team will measure itself against one of the nation’s top ranked teams today.
CMU (17-12, 4-4 Mid-American Conference) takes on No. 2 Michigan at 6 p.m. at Wilpon Softball Complex.
Brittini: “I would pick to fly so that I could just drive everywhere instead of driving a car.”
Macy: “Let’s see if I could have a super power ... flying.”
The CMU softball team wrapped up its weekend of conference play Sunday with an 8-4 loss to Miami (OH) to return .500 in the Mid-American Conference.
Sophomore shortstop Molly Coldren put Central (17-12, 4-4 MAC) on the board first in the top of the second inning with a solo home run, her team-leading eighth of the season. With the home run, Coldren tied Elizabeth Barnes’ single-season school record with at least 16 games remaining.
Junior pitcher Kari Seddon threw a complete game, one-hitter, as the CMU softball team beat the defending Mid-American Conference tournament champion Miami (OH) on the road.
The game was tied at zero going into the sixth inning when coach Margo Jonker decided to bring in junior utility infielder Amanda Patrick to pinch hit.
The CMU softball team’s bats should get tested this weekend as it faces the top two Mid-American Conference teams in earned run average.
The Chippewas play Ball State (21-8, 1-1 MAC) in a doubleheader Friday and Miami (OH) (16-15, 1-1 MAC) Saturday and Sunday.
The Central Michigan softball team’s offense picked up where it left off, outscoring Toledo 10-2 Sunday to complete the series sweep.
Central (15-10, 2-2 Mid-American Conference) outhit its opponent 14-4 in the game and 28-7 in the weekend series against the Rockets. It outscored Toledo 19-3 in the two-game series.
The Central Michigan softball team used a fast start and a big fourth inning to beat Toledo 9-1 Saturday for its first Mid-American Conference win.
Center fielder Christina Novak started the offense with a leadoff single, her first of three hits in the game. She stole second and third, her team-leading 17 and 18 of the season, and was sent home on junior Brittini Merchant’s single.
The Central Michigan softball team had a hard time clearing the bases Friday as it left nine runners on base in back-to-back losing efforts today against Bowling Green.
The team lost the opener 6-4 and followed with a 3-2 loss at Merserve SB Field in Bowling Green, Ohio.
Kari Seddon dominated Mid-American Conference play two seasons ago, going 8-1 with a 1.60 earned run average.
What the statistics do not show is how much time the junior pitcher was spending in the trainer’s room.
The CMU softball team opens Mid-American Conference play this weekend with four road games in Ohio.
Central (13-8) plays a doubleheader Friday against Bowling Green (4-10) and Saturday against Toledo (6-21).
The CMU softball team made some defensive changes this season to limit mistakes on the field.
And it has already benefited from the moves this season.
It took 21 games for the CMU softball team to eclipse last year’s win total.
With 2008 first-team All-Mid-American Conference pitcher Kari Seddon back from injury, a key position switch in the infield and young talent stepping up, CMU has turned the page of a disastrous 2009 season, where it went 12-31.
The CMU softball team split its doubleheader against Oakland today, dropping the first game 4-2 and winning the finale 6-3.
After giving up a run in first inning of Game 2, CMU settled down behind freshman pitcher
Kara Dornbos, who gave up two earned runs on five hits and walked three.
The Chippewas fell in the first half of a doubleheader today 4-2 against Oakland at Margo Jonker Stadium.
Junior Kari Seddon finished with 10 strikeouts on the game, but could not overcome a rough start in the first inning.
The CMU softball team enters its home opener already matching last season’s win total.
At 12-7, the Chippewas host Oakland in a doubleheader starting at 2 p.m. today at Margo Jonker Stadium.
The CMU softball team enters its weekend off with nine wins in its last 10 games as the non-conference schedule nears its end.
Its last two victories came on the road during Wednesday’s doubleheader against Detroit Mercy. CMU (12-7) won the opening game 9-0 and followed with an 8-0 victory.