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Baseball falls in extra innings on walk-off hit to ETSU

(02/19/17 5:49pm)

Central Michigan’s baseball team was two outs away from victory and an opening series win Sunday when the Chippewas faced off for the final of a three-game series against Eastern Tennessee State.Closer Jordan Grosjean took the mound in the bottom of the ninth with a 6-5 lead over the Buccaneers and had one out with the tying run on second base. A grounder to short got the out at first base, but a gutsy call from ETSU scored the runner from second off of a bobbled throw and sent the game to extra innings.

Baseball drops season opener to East Tennessee State

(02/17/17 7:21pm)

The Central Michigan baseball team opened the season with an 18-6 loss to East Tennessee State Friday, in the first of a three-game series with the Buccaneers.The Chippewas used six pitchers in its game and gave up nine runs in the bottom of the eighth inning which put the game out of reach. CMU used six pitchers in the loss. Three of those pitchers, Brady Williams, Cameron Brown and Jack Collins, were used in the eight inning alone. CMU sophomore starting pitcher Pat Leatherman struggled.

Baseball unveils new facility ahead of season opener

(02/12/17 6:28pm)

Players call the newest addition to the Central Michigan baseball program something that’s "their own." Just in time for the opening of the regular season, the new Performance Development Center on the northeast side of Theunissen Stadium opened its doors Friday for players to practice throwing and hitting."We can come in here whenever we want, and it'll be open for us only," senior infielder and outfielder Alex Borglin said.

Baseball Performance Development Center scheduled to open in January 2017

(11/20/16 3:56pm)

Construction of the new Baseball Performance Development Center on the northeast side of Theunissen Stadium is scheduled to be completed by the beginning of the spring semester of 2017.The $2 million complex was entirely funded through donations raised by University Athletics, said Linda Slater, director of plant engineering and planning.

CMU baseball's Zach McKinstry signs deal with Dodgers, forgoes final two seasons in Mount Pleasant

(07/09/16 12:08pm)

After being selected in the 33rd round of the MLB Draft last month by the Los Angeles Dodgers, former Central Michigan shortstop Zach McKinstry has decided to forgo his final two seasons with the Chippewas and begin his professional baseball career. It is unknown how much his deal was worth and for how long.CMU pitchers Nick Deeg and Sean Renzi were also taken in last month's draft.

Freshman pitcher Wolfram transfers to Davenport

(07/02/16 12:18pm)

Last month, three Chippewas were selected in the 2016 MLB Draft. It is still not clear whether the two selected that were not seniors, sophomore shortstop Zach McKinstry and pitcher Nick Deeg, will return to school or follow their inevitable dream.One player that won't be returning is freshman pitcher Grant Wolfram.Wolfram signed with Davenport University on Thursday in Grand Rapids."I met some good people and it was a good experience, just didn't seem like the right fit," Wolfram said to the Holland Sentinel. Central Michigan head coach Steve Jaksa said Wolfram came to him after the season and "expressed he thought it would be in his best interest to go somewhere else." Jaksa doesn't know the specific reason for the transfer. "We like Grant.

McKinstry and Borglin share MVP honors at baseball awards banquet

(06/17/16 11:16am)

After an evening filled with awards and reflections on the past season, sophomore shortstop Zach McKinstry and junior first baseman Alex Borglin took home the co-Most Valuable Player award at the 2016 Central Michigan baseball banquet. McKinstry, who was selected in the Major League Baseball draft last weekend by the Los Angeles Dodgers, finished his sophomore campaign with a .325 batting average, 79 hits and 12 stolen bases.

Rapid Reaction: CMU 10, WMU 3

(05/28/16 1:15pm)

With two usual starters out for the Mid-American Conference Tournament semifinal game against the Western Michigan Broncos, the Central Michigan Chippewas had to make a few changes to their lineup on Saturday morning.Senior outfielder Ryan Heeke was drilled in the face in the first inning of Friday’s game against Miami (Oh) and was taken to the hospital. It was revealed that he suffered several broken bones in his face, along with a broken nose.