Central Michigan softball drops series against Bowling Green

Freshman infielder Maddie Springer hits the ball on Saturday, April 30, at Margo Jonker Stadium.

 Following a rained out game, Central Michigan (24-23, 15-10) was unable to get its bats rolling and fell to the Bowling Green Falcons in both games of their double header with scores of 3-1 and 5-0. 

Game One 

CMU’s offense was put to a stop early by the Bowling Green Falcons resulting in a 3-1 loss in the first game of the double header on Wednesday. 

The Falcons reached the plate first in the bottom of the third inning after a double to left center brought Greta L’esperance home after she reached scoring position off a single and a stolen base. L'esperance leads the MAC in stolen bases. 

The Chippewas tied it up in the top of the fourth inning after Skylar Coberley's RBI single drove in the first run for the Chippewas. In the fifth inning the Chippewas produced base runners but with strong pitching from the Falcons, they were stranded leaving the game tied and heading into the sixth. 

The Falcons took advantage of the lack of contact from the Chippewas offense, with two RBIs in the bottom of the sixth inning adding to their lead. The Chippewas had one last opportunity on the bats but lacked contact with the ball ultimately falling 3-1. 

Grace Letho got the start and finish in the circle for the Chippewas allowing seven hits, three runs and 10 strikeouts

Game Two

With the Falcons taking an early lead once again, the Chippewas found themselves struggling to get their bats rolling falling to the Falcons 5-0 and dropping the series. 

A two run single from Payton Hamm would open the scoring for the Falcons in the second making the score 2-0. A passed ball would add on another run making it 3-0. 

Kaitlyn Bean took the mound for the Chippewas. After two and a half innings she would be pulled. Bean gave up six hits, four runs, and struck out four. Caitlyn Britton came in the third after Bean gave up a hit to the leadoff hitter. Britton would pitch the rest of the game giving up six hits, one run, walk two batters, and strikeout one. Bean would get the loss, falling to 7-10 on the season. 

The Falcons would add on two more runs in the third and fourth extending their lead to 5-0. 

What's Next

The Chippewas return home for a three game series beginning May 7 at 1 p.m.