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Baseball picks up win in Game 1 of weekend series against Northwestern

(03/17/17 8:39pm)

Central Michigan baseball picked up the win in the first game of a weekend series against Northwestern, 5-3.The win moves the Chippewas to 6-10 on the season.The Chippewas started the scoring in the first with a sacrifice fly by junior Daniel Jipping to put CMU up 1-0 over Northwestern.“First inning runs are important and we started out strong today,” said head coach Steve Jaksa.Sophomore Daniel Robinson started the third inning with a triple for the Chippewas and Jipping drove him in to extend the lead to 2-0.After a leadoff single in the fourth for the Chippewas, senior Robert Greenman hit a two-run home run to double the CMU lead to 4-0.“Roberts working hard and getting back to his old self and it showed today,” Jaksa said.Northwestern cut into the lead with a sacrifice fly in the fourth to make it a 4-1 lead for the Chippewas.Northwestern added another run in the sixth with a RBI groundout to cut the lead to 4-2.The Chippewas bounced back in the seventh with Jipping scoring on a wild pitch, bumping the lead back to three runs.

Baseball holds off Georgetown for second straight victory

(03/08/17 7:06pm)

The Central Michigan baseball team topped Georgetown 9-7 Wednesday in the Chippewas' final game in Port Charlotte, Florida. The win gave the Chippewas their second straight after a five-game skid and improved their record to 5-7 on the season.“It was a great team win for us today, we played really well,” said head coach Steve Jaksa.Junior Nick Stokowski hit a two-run home run to help build the early 3-0 lead for the Chippewas in the first inning.“First innings are always important and we started off well today” Jaksa saidGeorgetown bounced back in the bottom of the first bringing in three runs to tie the game back up at three.CMU would come right back in the second to score three more runs.

Brettell gained useful knowledge, experience with Canada junior national team

(03/08/17 3:38pm)

Since baseball isn't the most popular sport in Canada, sophomore right-handed pitcher Michael Brettell found another way to explore his talents with the Canadian junior national team. To recruit players, the Canada junior national team travels around the country to watch showcase games and talented teams to select the best players they think can represent the country. "It is an opportunity they gave me to show off my stuff," Brettell said.