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Softball tops Oakland in home opener, extends win streak to seven

(03/22/17 6:12pm)

Rachael Knapp continued her dominant streak as the Central Michigan softball team defeated Oakland, 3-1 in its home opener Wednesday afternoon. The senior ace pitcher recorded a complete game and added 10 strikeouts and took a no-hitter into the seventh inning. The Chippewas extended their win streak to seven games and improved to 15-7 overall on the season.

Softball claims MAC West Player and Pitcher of the Week honors

(03/13/17 5:09pm)

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.

Softball's seven-game win streak ends with 4-6 loss to Georgia State

(03/05/17 4:33pm)

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.

Softball picks up 2 wins, improves to 3-1 on weekend road trip.

(02/18/17 7:20pm)

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.

Softball splits doubleheader, earns first win of the season

(02/17/17 5:20pm)

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.

Softball drops first two games of Aggie Classic

(02/10/17 7:35pm)

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.