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Playing on the road is a difficult task for any sports team, whether at the collegiate or professional level.This remains true for Central Michigan University’s softball team, which is set to take on a pair of Mid-American Conference opponents on the road this weekend.The women will play a double header at rival Western Michigan University at 1:05 p.m.
A weekend of subpar hitting made the Central Michigan University softball team give the University at Buffalo the school’s first Mid-American Conference win of the 2015 season.CMU got out to a strong start in game one on Saturday winning 5-3 behind Rachael Knapp’s complete game performance, but fell 4-2 in the second matchup.
A lack of hitting put a damper on the Central Michigan University softball team’s alumnae celebrations as the University at Buffalo Bulls spit Saturday’s doubleheader.CMU started strong in game one, winning 5-3 behind Rachael Knapp’s complete game performance, but fell 4-2 in the second.
With a 4-0 win on Friday afternoon, Central Michigan University’s softball team split a double header with Kent State University.CMU climbs above .500 once again with a record of 18-17 and 6-4 in the Mid-American Conference.“It was good to come back after our bad first game,” said Head Coach Margo Jonker.
In many cases, a softball team will only go as far as its pitching staff will allow.
A weekend of opportunity awaits the Central Michigan University softball team as the surging Chippewas welcome a pair of Mid-American Conference East Division schools to Mount Pleasant.
It took the team nine innings but Central Michigan University softball eventually came away with an 8-5 win over Oakland University to sweep a double header from the Golden Grizzlies.With the pair of victories, the Chippewas climb above .500 with a 17-16 record.
With a 7-4 victory on Sunday afternoon, Central Michigan University softball secured a two-game weekend series sweep of Eastern Michigan University at Margo Jonker Stadium.The Chippewas are now 15-16 overall and 4-3 in Mid-American Conference play, and have won seven of their last eight games.With 16 games remaining, CMU is in fourth place in the MAC West Division.In a back and forth contest on Sunday, the Eagles scored the first run to go on top.
Junior first baseman Katelyn Rentschler’s three-run home run in the bottom of the seventh inning gave Central Michigan University’s softball team a come-from-behind 5-2 victory over Eastern Michigan University Saturday.Rentchler’s blast was her seventh of the season.
With the postponement of a double-header at Oakland University earlier this week, Central Michigan University’s softball team is set to return home this weekend.CMU, which is 13-13 (3-3 in Mid-American Conference), will take on the 9-22 (1-4 MAC) Eastern Michigan University Eagles at 2 p.m.
As the Central Michigan University softball team enters the meat of its conference schedule, one player has separated herself from the rest.Sophomore pitcher Rachael Knapp has proven she is possibly the Chippewas most important player.Knapp is the most experienced pitcher on the staff even though she is only a sophomore.
With a 4-3 loss at the hands of the University of Akron Zips, Central Michigan University's softball team saw its winning streak end at five games Sunday.CMU’s record drops to 13-16 overall and they currently sit at .500 in Mid-American Conference play with a 3-3 record.“We made some key mistakes defensively on some balls that we should’ve been able to make the plays on,” said Head Coach Margo Jonker.
Akron, Oh- Senior pitcher Rachael Knapp continued her strong season in the circle as she led Central Michigan University’s softball team to a 1-0 victory against the University of Akron Zips.Going the distance and earning the win, Knapp struck out 10 batters, walking only one in the process.
Sophomore first baseman Katelyn Rentschler hit four home runs Friday to lead the Central Michigan University softball team to a two-game series sweep against Ohio University.The Chippewas (12-15, 2-2 Mid-American Conference) hit three home runs in a 8-1 win to open the series and hammered six home runs in game two as CMU battered Ohio 14-3 in five innings due to the 10-run mercy rule.
A pair of power pitching performances from sophomore Rachael Knapp secured a two-game sweep for the Central Michigan University softball team Wednesday against the Detroit Titans.The Chippewas battled through two high scoring performances, beating the Titans 7-1 in the first game and 8-7 in the second.“This will help us believe we can win games and that we have the players to get it done,” Head Coach Margo Jonker said.
Returning to Mount Pleasant to play at Margo Jonker Stadium for the first time this season was supposed to be a special occasion the Central Michigan University softball team.But the Chippewas dropped both games of their doubleheader to Ball State University by scores of 14-7 and 9-5 respectively, falling to 8-15 on the season and 0-2 in Mid-American Conference play.“It’s always good to come back home but it’s disappointing to me when we don’t play very well in front of our home fans,” Head Coach Margo Jonker said.
In February, the Chippewas saw their entire four-game trip to Tennessee canceled due to inclement weather.
Central Michigan University’s softball team finished its double header against Ball State University to open up Mid-American Conference play on Saturday with a 9-5 loss at Margo Jonker Stadium.Freshman Hanna Warren was handed the loss in the circle, going six innings while giving up 10 hits and five earned runs.
It has been nearly two weeks since Central Michigan University’s softball team played a game.
Last year was a season to remember for the Central Michigan University softball team.The Chippewas posted a 34-22 record, which was the most wins the program has had in a season since 2002.