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It took a freshman pinch hitter and his 10-pitch at-bat for the Central Michigan baseball team to pick up its second Mid-American Conference victory of the season.Designated hitter Jarrod Watkins came off the bench in the eighth inning and scorched a RBI double off Northern Illinois reliever Ryne Blanton. The Chippewas defeated the Huskies 7-6 in the first game of a doubleheader Saturday in DeKalb, Illinois.Watkins used a full count to score freshman infielder Jason Sullivan, who singled in freshman outfielder Daniel Jipping in the previous at-bat.
The Chippewas dropped game one of the three-game series in Dekalb, Illinois as the Northern Illinois Huskies won 9-6.NIU struck first in the second inning after a wild throw by junior catcher Robert Greenman allowed a Huskie to score. CMU struck back two innings later in the fourth after an RBI single by freshman second baseman Jason Sullivan.
Central Michigan's baseball game against Oakland University for Wednesday, April 6 has been postponed due to weather.The Chippewas (6-23, 1-2 Mid-American Conference) have now had two games interrupted by weather this season, the last being against Kent State two weeks ago.
With the Central Michigan baseball team on a five-game losing streak, the Chippewas returned to a lively Theunissen Stadium to take on Saginaw Valley State University.Freshman Dazon Cole got his first start of the year as the Chippewas defeated the Cardinals __-__ to snap their losing streak.
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:
After losing two-of-three last weekend against the Mid-American
Conference East leading Kent State Golden Flashes, the Central Michigan
baseball squad traveled to Ann Arbor to take on the Michigan Wolverines.The Chippewas came up short against the Wolverines 9-7,
falling to 5-20 on the year.
Before Feb. 19, the Central Michigan baseball team had a 0-0 record and were gearing up for a season in which it was projected to win the Mid-American Conference West Division.On Easter Sunday evening, the team compiled a 5-19 record, including dropping two of three to Kent State to open MAC play.Head Coach Steve Jaksa said the team is looking for a "consistency of play" and is looking for consistency in terms of "putting things together."Entering Sunday, only two players who played in the 22 games completed before Sunday had a batting average over .300 – sophomore shortstop Zach McKinstry (.344) and sophomore leftfielder Daniel Jipping (.310).All stats entering Sunday show the team is hitting .236, while opponents are hitting .310.
The Central Michigan baseball team needed just three pitches to win one game on Easter Sunday. About three hours later, it tasted defeat.CMU fell XX-XX to Kent State at Theunissen Stadium to lose the rubber match.
The Central Michigan baseball team was one out away from sealing its first Mid-American Conference win of the season. Then, darkness struck at Theunissen Stadium.CMU led Kent State 13-10 with two outs in the top of the ninth before play was suspended due to darkness. The game will resume at noon on Sunday. The Chippewas' current record is 4-18 (0-1 in the MAC).
The Central Michigan baseball team had to move to Grand Rapids for its Mid-American Conference opener, Friday.
The Central Michigan baseball and softball teams play three-game sets against Kent State this weekend, while the lacrosse team hosts Robert Morris on Sunday. A Twitter poll earlier in the week totaling 239 votes on @CMLifeSports determined the Matchup of the Weekend to be baseball's series against Kent State.
The Central Michigan baseball team will play its Friday game against Kent State in Grand Rapids due to snowfall in Mount Pleasant on Wednesday.Mount Pleasant was hit with 5.2 inches of snow Wednesday according to accuweather.com and was hit with another 1.2 inches on Thursday.
Central Michigan’s baseball team looked to bounce back from their home-opening loss to Bowling Green on Tuesday as they traveled to East Lansing on Wednesday to take on Michigan State.
Central Michigan baseball Head Coach Steve Jaksa mentioned last week that the Chippewas “play well at sunny Theunissen Stadium.” The rain started to fall early in the game and so did the runs for Bowling Green, as Bowling Green defeated the Chippewas 4-0 on opening day at Theunissen Stadium.
With the Central Michigan baseball team losing their first
two games of their weekend road series against Xavier, the Chippewas will look
to rebound at home this Tuesday against Bowling Green for their first game of
the season at Theunissen Stadium.CMU has been playing for over a month and have still not had
a home game in 2016.
Even though this game was considered a non-Mid-American Conference game, the Central Michigan baseball team had its first taste of MAC competition as the Chippewas (4-12) defeated the Bowling Green Falcons (7-9) 10-5 on Tuesday.
Over spring break, the Central Michigan baseball team went
down to Florida to compete against in two tournaments.In a span of 10 days, CMU played eight different teams in
both Deland and Port Charlotte, Florida.
With Central Michigan baseball starting the season 0-7 and
getting swept out of Arkansas and Arizona, the team will look to bounce back
over spring break as they travel to Florida for eight games.The team lost all three games in the opening-series against
Arkansas and then lost all four games last weekend in Arizona to Grand Canyon,