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Head softball coach's recruiting sales pitch attracts players to Mount Pleasant

(04/17/16 6:55pm)

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.

Strong pitching, dominant offense leads to CMU sweep of Toledo

(04/16/16 6:33pm)

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.

Rentschler homers twice to lift Chippewas over Rockets in walk-off fashion

(04/15/16 9:50pm)

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.

Heavy snow forces tie following CMU softball's fifth-inning comeback

(04/02/16 3:45pm)

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.