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Central Michigan University’s softball team played its second and third games in four days against the University of Pennsylvania in the USF Tournament on Thursday afternoon.CMU lost its first game of the double-header 3-1, allowing single runs in the third, fourth and sixth innings respectively.“Penn’s number one pitcher is very good,” Head Coach Margo Jonker said.
Central Michigan’s Softball team ended its first weekend of play in the USF Tournament on a disappointing note, falling the University Pennsylvania by a final score of 1-0.Despite a quality effort on the mound by freshman Taylor Weaver, CMU’s bats remained silent throughout the game.“(Weaver) pitched a great game and it’s the best game of her collegiate career,” Head Coach Margo Jonker said.
Sometimes a little bit of extra rest at the beginning of the season is not such a bad thing. Such is the case with Central Michigan University’s softball team.The Liscomb Tournament, in Nashville, Tenn., was cancelled due to poor weather conditions.
Moraw earns MAC honor By Cody DeBona Staff ReporterAfter winning her fourth Mid-American Conference Gymnast of the Week honor, senior Halle Moraw has been named the Mid-American Conference Female Scholar-Athlete of the Week.Moraw maintains a 3.48 GPA while pursuing a degree in Early Child Development and Learning. Moraw scored two career highs in last week’s Chippewa victory over Bowling Green State University.
The CMU baseball team had a little bit of everything working at Florida Gulf Coast University this weekend for the opening games of the 2015 season.
Softball begins season with tight games, baseball prepares for opening weekendSoftballCentral Michigan University softball started its season this weekend with four games and four late-inning losses in the Rosemont Tournament in Rosemont, Ill.The Chippewas took a 7-6 lead into the bottom of the sixth inning against Samford before allowing nine runs and falling by the mercy rule 15-7.After scoring two runs Saturday against Syracuse in the bottom of the sixth inning to tie the game, Syracuse responded with a run in the seventh to steal back the win 3-2.
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Softball's game against Detroit today has been cancelled, according to a press release issued by the Central Michigan University athletics department.
The non-conference game will not be rescheduled.
Wednesday's game was intended to serve as a makeup of a March 28 showdown between the Titans and Chippewas earlier this season, which was postponed due to weather.
Finishing the Mid-American Conference season on the road, the Chippewas have a double-header against Ball State on Friday, before a two-game series on Saturday against Miami (Ohio) and on Sunday in Miami.
The four MAC games left for CMU will provide an opportunity to solidify the women's seeding in the MAC Tournament, which begins on Wednesday, May 7.
The Chippewas, who are 9-7 in conference play thus far, currently sit in the second-place spot in the MAC West behind BSU (9-3).
The Chippewas are 4-1 in their last five MAC games.
Ball State's senior first baseman Taylor Rager, who is batting .500 during conference play, was named the MAC Player of the Week for her play the last four games.
CMU's junior shortstop Trista Cox is hitting .345 on the season with 34 runs batted in. CMU is attempting to finish at least four games over .500 in conference play for the season.
First pitch for game one against Ball State is scheduled for 1 p.m.
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The Falcons haven't been soaring this season.
Bowling Green enters Friday’s double-header against Central Michigan tied for last place in the Mid-American Conference East Division with a 6-8 conference record, while the Chippewas come in fresh off of a victory at Michigan State and in second place in the West.
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[caption id="attachment_184928" align="aligncenter" width="542"] The teams high-five after the game on Wednesday at Margo Jonker Stadium.
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Central Michigan softball is 24-10 and has won seven straight games due to a talented pitching trio.
Seniors Morgan Yuncker and Chelsea Sundberg and freshman Rachael Knapp each bring different strengths.