Baseball comes back again for series sweep

The CMU baseball team scored five runs in the bottom of the ninth inning Sunday to come back and complete the series sweep against Akron.

Five consecutive singles to start the ninth inning fueled the Chippewas' offense, and junior Matt Faiman’s double to left center scored senior James Teas, giving CMU the 9-8 comeback win once again.

“We pinch hit there at the end just to give them a couple different looks," said CMU coach Steve Jaksa. "We got a couple of hits to start off and that just kind of got it going. You could feel that something good was going to happen.”

The Chippewas (18-11, 8-1 Mid-American Conference) have won seven consecutive Mid-American Conference games after sweeping the Zips.

All three of the team’s wins this weekend came in comeback fashion.

Freshmen Jordan Dean Jordan Adams started the rally with singles to center and left field. Senior Billy Anderson singled to load the bases for junior Brendan Emmett.

Emmett followed with a single of his own, scoring two and cutting the Zip's lead to 8-6. Senior catcher Dale Cornstubble’s scored Anderson to make it a one-run game.

Senior James Teas tied the game on a fielders choice before Faiman’s double won the game.

“It was pretty exhilarating. The guys are so excited,” Jaksa said. “One of my guys said it best, ‘It was like a laser show at the end. We hit every single ball hard.'”

Junior right-hander Jake Sabol pitched 5 and 2/3 innings while allowing four earned runs and striking out two.

Junior Mike Nixon relieved him allowing one earned run over 1 and 1/3 innings. Sophomore Zach Cooper picked up his second win of the season (2-1) allowing no runs and finishing the final two innings.

The team will look for its fourth consecutive win Wednesday when it travels to Chicago to take on Illinois-Chicago.

It travels to Ohio next weekend for a MAC series with Kent State.