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The Central Michigan softball team held its annual “Pink Out” game Saturday during its doubleheader against Toledo, in which the Chippewas won both games by mercy rule, 12-3 and 9-1.The team usually wears its white and pink uniforms and a white and pink ribbon is spray painted in the outfield for the game.
In the midst of Mid-American Conference play, the Central Michigan softball team is continuously working towards the postseason. But for the coaching staff, work stretches beyond the 2016 season.Unlike professional sports, college athletes chose the school/team they get to play for, which turns the job of a college coach into a part-time salesperson.
In front of its largest home crowd all season, the Chippewas delivered a three-game sweep over the visiting Toledo Rockets, to push themselves into a tie for fourth place in the Mid-American Conference West Division. After a walk-off home run by senior Katelyn Rentschler on Friday, CMU took the doubleheader on Saturday behind timely hitting and consistent pitching from sophomore Hanna Warren and junior Rachael Knapp. CMU (18-21-1, 5-8-1) exploded in the fifth inning of game one with nine runs after struggling much of the first four innings. Sophomore Lacy Tolfree hit a bases clearing double to give the team its first lead of the game.
After winning on Friday in walk-off fashion, the Central Michigan softball team carried its momentum with it on Saturday, winning the first game of the doubleheader 12-3. The game ended in the sixth inning due to mercy rule.
The Chippewas defeated the Toledo Rockets in walk-off fashion today on a pair of home runs off the bat of senior Katelyn Rentschler.With the score tied 1-1 in the bottom of the seventh, Rentschler led off the inning with a home run to give the Chippewas the lead and secure their third MAC victory of the year. It was her second home run of the game and eighth of the season, highest on the team.
Five Central Michigan Life sports writers give their predictions for CMU sporting events this weekend, along with the Detroit Tigers' weekend series against Houston.
After one swing of the bat, the Chippewas found themselves in a 2-0 hole that they were unable to come back from. With a 0-0 score in the fourth inning, Western Michigan’s Abby Stoner stepped up to the plate with a runner on second base.
For the second weekend in a row, a snowstorm will prevent the Central Michigan softball team from playing ball.Due to heavy snowfall in northwest Ohio, CMU's Saturday game at Bowling Green has been cancelled and will not be made up. Three other Mid-American Conference games in Ohio have also been cancelled due to snow.
The Central Michigan softball team couldn’t get its bats going Friday, dropping both games of a doubleheader against Bowling Green at Meserve Field.CMU was without junior pitcher Rachael Knapp today, who leads the team in wins, earned run average and strikeouts. Without Knapp, sophomore Hanna Warren was given a heavy workload.
Central Michigan athletes are expected to keep themselves in “top physical condition” in the student-athlete handbook.
Whether it’s football, basketball or a game of checkers, the rivalry between Central Michigan and Western Michigan is always intense.Softball is no exception.The rivals competed on the diamond on Tuesday and split a doubleheader at Margo Jonker Stadium.
Students in PES 550: Sports Fundraising will host multiple fundraisers for the National Research Cancer Foundation.As part of a class project, the students will host a "Pink Out" game during Central Michigan University's softball doubleheader at 1 p.m. on April 16 at Margo Yonker Stadium.
In-state rival Western Michigan won the first game of today’s softball double-header in dominating fashion.
With the temperature and snow falling in Mt. Pleasant, the
umpires decided to call Saturday’s series finale after the fifth inning,
resulting in a tie — the first for CMU softball since 1998. Central Michigan (14-17-1, 1-4-1
Mid-American Conference) trailed Akron (18-16-1, 2-3-1 MAC) 4-0 in the top of
the fifth and couldn’t get anything generated on offense.
The Central Michigan softball team earned its first win in Mid-American Conference play today when it split a double-header against Akron at Margo Jonker Stadium. After falling in game one, CMU was able to secure a 5-0 victory behind a strong pitching performance from sophomore pitcher Hanna Warren.
The spring semester, along with the 2015-16 Central Michigan sports season, is wrapping up. While April isn't the peak month for college athletic events, there are a few CMU sporting events worth taking a study break for.Here are the top five remaining CMU sporting events this semester:
The Central Michigan softball team lost to in-state rival
Michigan State on Wednesday as the teams met in East Lansing for their only
meeting all season.MSU (19-14, 1-2 Big Ten) defeated CMU (13-16, 0-3
Mid-American Conference) 10-5 at Secchia Stadium to hand the Chippewas their
fourth straight loss.
The CMU softball team was the pre-season favorite to win the
Mid-American Conference West division, but after three games, the Chippewas are
without a win in conference play.Central Michigan (13-15, 0-3 MAC) traveled to Kent State (20-7,
3-0 MAC) over the weekend and was swept in the weekend series at the Diamond at
Central Michigan’s softball team lost its first game of
Mid-American Conference play on Friday as the team visited Kent, Ohio to take
on the Golden Flashes.CMU (13-13, 0-1 MAC) lost to Kent State (18-7, 1-0 MAC) 7-3
at the Diamond at Dix in the first of a three-game weekend series.