CMU's Jake Jones named MAC pitcher of the week

The CMU Chippewas baseball team wins their home opener doubleheader against Ohio Saturday, April 2 at the Keilitz Field at Theunissen Stadium.

For the second consecutive week, a Central Michigan arm has won individual conference honors.

Oak Forest, Illinois senior Jake Jones was named the Mid-American Conference Pitcher of the Week. It's the first weekly honor for the Murray State transfer. 

A right-handed pitcher, Jones tallied two wins last weekend in his two appearances against the Bobcats. He threw 4 2/3 total scoreless innings, nothing eight strikeouts, allowed only one hit and two walks.

In the second game of Saturdays doubleheader, he pitched 1 2/3 innings with no hits and kept the Ohio bats at bay. He entered the game while CMU trailed the Bobcats and allowed the Chippewas to come back and win the game.

In Sundays second contest of yet another doubleheader, Jones pitched 3.0 innings (the most of any Chippewa that day) and threw a season-best five strikeouts, with only one hit allowed. 

In his 11 appearances this season Jones has pitched five scoreless outings, thrown 19 punchouts with three saves, three wins, allowed only five walks, 10 runs and 20 hits. 

While he’s had some a few scattered rough patches his season ERA is down to a 5.09. Look for him to be one of CMU’s go to options out of the bullpen for the remainder of the season.

Jones is one of five transfers this season for the Chippewas and has proven the transfer portal has brought some serious talent to Mount Pleasant.