Baseball evens series at Western Michigan, winning 4-2


Junior pitcher Pat Leatherman makes a pitch during the first game in the series against Kent State at Keilitz Field on April 7.

On the back of a three hit, two RBI performance from freshman Zavier Warren and a solid outing from junior Michael Brettell powered the Central Michigan baseball team over Western Michigan 4-2.

The win evens the three game weekend series to 1-1, and CMU improves to 14-22-1 on the season and 8-6 in the Mid-American Conference. 

Despite a strong seven innings of work for Brettell, relieving pitcher senior Colton Bradley was credited for the win (2-0). Brettell finished with three strikeouts and allowed five hits and one earned run. 

Both CMU and WMU were locked in a 1-1 tie heading into the ninth inning before the Chippewa offense exploded for three runs to seal the victory. Warren's late single drove in the winning run and two more runs came in after.

A total of 13 Chippewa runners were stranded on base in the winning effort, it marked the second straight game that CMU has left more then 10 runners on base.

CMU has a shot to win the series in game three, first pitch is set for 1 p.m tomorrow in Kalamazoo.