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Three-run fourth inning costs baseball at No. 16 Michigan

(05/09/17 9:27pm)

After taking two of three games against Northern Illinois over the weekend, the Central Michigan baseball team prepared for a quick turnaround to play No. 16 Michigan for the second time this season. The Chippewas struck first in the third inning, but the Wolverines responded with a three-run fourth inning on their way to a 4-2 victory Tuesday night in Ann Arbor at the Wilpon Complex.

Hankins nearly goes the distance as baseball takes final game, 3-1 over Northern Illinois

(05/07/17 5:09pm)

After a pair of offensive slugfests in games one and two, the Central Michigan baseball team won on the backs of its pitching staff Sunday.Tyler Hankins nearly pitched his third complete game of the season as the freshman left-hander led the Chippewas to a 3-1 victory over Northern Illinois in the final game of the series at Theunissen Stadium.

Baseball pulls out 12-9 win in offensive showdown with Northern Illinois

(05/06/17 5:48pm)

Steve Jaksa’s message was loud and clear following Friday’s 18-6 blowout defeat to Northern Illinois: Move on to the next one.After suffering its worst loss in Mid-American Conference play this season and third loss in four games, the Central Michigan baseball coach wasn’t interested in dwelling on Friday’s outcome, but rather Saturday’s game, which he said the team “had to win”. His players appeared to receive that message as the Chippewas looked like the team that started MAC play 8-0.

Semester review: new year brings milestones, changes to athletics program

(04/30/17 6:41pm)

A new year brought in new faces, milestones and downfalls for Central Michigan athletics.After returning from Miami without a bowl game win and a 6-7 season record, the football team’s next endeavor during the offseason was to replace star quarterback Cooper Rush.Starting 50 consecutive games in his four-year career, Rush became the second highest passer in Mid-American Conference history, throwing for 12,894 yards and 90 touchdowns in his tenure with the Chippewas.

Baseball losses pitching duel, 3-2 to Bowling Green

(04/22/17 6:02pm)

In a game that turned into a pitcher’s duel Central Michigan baseball came up short falling 3-2 to Bowling Green State University.“It was a tough loss across the board for us” Head coach Steve Jaksa said.The loss moves the team’s record to 20-18 on the season and 9-2 in the Mid-American Conference, where they still sit in first place in the MAC West Division.Freshman Tyler Hankins had the start for the Chippewas. Hankins took the loss despite having a quality start going six and a third innings, giving up three earned runs and striking out two batters.He threw well for us today and did a good job keeping us in the game” Jaksa said. “I am proud of the way our pitchers pitched in the game today”Freshman Zach Kohn came in relief for the last inning and two thirds giving up zero runs on one hit.“I am proud of the way our pitchers pitched in the game today” Jaksa said.After two innings of scoreless baseball, Bowling Green scored the game’s first run with a RBI single.Bowling Green would extend the lead to 3-0 in the fourth with a two run double.The Chippewas would cut the lead to one in the seventh scoring two runs.

Sullivan hits game-winning RBI as baseball defeats Bowling Green, 8-7 in 13 innings

(04/21/17 7:29pm)

Following its first back-to-back loss stretch since March 24, the Central Michigan baseball team traveled to Bowling Green, Ohio Friday for the first of a three-game series with the Falcons.Locked in a defensive stalemate in the top of the 13th inning, sophomore Jason Sullivan ripped a single up the middle to bring home freshman Zach Gilles to give the Chippewas an 8-7 lead. Junior Colton Bradley came on for his third-straight shutout inning in the bottom of the 13th and got the win as CMU improved to 20-17 on the season and 9-1 in the Mid-American Conference, where is sits in first place in the MAC West Division. Bradley allowed no hits in his three innings pitched. Sophomore right-handed pitcher Dazon Cole got the start for the Chippewas and went four innings, allowing five runs on six hits and two walks.

Five-run third inning dooms baseball in 8-3 defeat to Notre Dame in Clash at Comerica

(04/18/17 11:03pm)

A five-run third inning blew open a scoreless game Tuesday night as the Notre Dame Fighting Irish stormed past the Central Michigan baseball team, 8-3 at the Clash at Comerica in Detroit.Sophomore right-handed pitcher Michael Brettell (5-2) got the start for the Chippewas and was pulled after the third inning in which the first six batters reached base.

Baseball suffers first MAC defeat as defense, pitching stumble against Western Michigan

(04/16/17 4:17pm)

Entering on one of its best starts in Mid-American Conference history, the Central Michigan baseball team showed some cracks in the armor Sunday afternoon.The Chippewas — who won the first two games of the series — came in riding its first 8-0 conference start since the 2013-14 season, but were dominated by rival Western Michigan in an 11-2 thumping at Theunissen Stadium.Central Michigan falls to 19-16 overall, but remains in first place in the West Division at 8-1.

Hankins' complete game gives baseball a 10-4 win over Western Michigan

(04/15/17 5:17pm)

Nine innings pitched from starting left-handed pitcher Tyler Hankins and help on offense resulted in a 10-4 win for the Central Michigan baseball team to stay undefeated in the Mid-American Conference in the second of a three-game series against Western Michigan.On a windy day at Theunissen Stadium, CMU stays undefeated in conference play with a 8-0 record, and improves their overall record to 19-15 on the season.After giving up two runs in the top of the first inning, left-handed pitcher Tyler Hankins got some help on offense when CMU loaded the bases on a two-out rally.

Late comeback gives baseball 7-5 win over Western Michigan to improve to 7-0 in MAC play

(04/14/17 7:54pm)

Central Michigan Baseball defeated rival Western Michigan by the final of 7-5 in the first game of a weekend series.The win improves the Chippewas record to 18-15 and remain unbeaten in MAC play at 7-0.Western Michigan put the first run on the board in the first inning with an RBI single to give them an early 1-0 lead.The Chippewas would answer back with three runs in the bottom of the first.