CMU baseball wins against San Jose State
Central Michigan baseball won its second straight game, 8-4 against San Jose State on Monday.
The game was off to a slow start with both teams going scoreless through the first three innings. The Chippewas heated things up in the fourth inning scoring five runs.
CMU freshman Cole Prout recorded an RBI doubled to right field allowing Christian Mitchelle to advance to third while Garrett Navarra was the first run on the board.
Juniors Ely Stuart and Nick Dardas also had one RBI a piece during the fourth batting in Mitchelle and Prout to take a 3-0 lead. Following Dardas's at bat, junior Marquis Jackson hit a two-run homer to right field to take a 5-0 lead.
The Trojans did not get on the board until the fifth inning. Two wild pitches and a throwing error allowed San Jose to narrow the gap with a score of 5-3.
CMU bounced back in the sixth inning scoring two more runs with graduate student Justin Simpson and junior Danny Wuestenfeld tallying an RBI a piece.
San Jose scored one run in the seventh inning while the Chippewas went scoreless in the seventh and eighth innings.
With two outs and the bases loaded in the top of the ninth, Dardas was walked to bring in redshirt sophomore Robby Morgan IV to make the score 8-4.
The Chippewas retired the last three outs in order in the bottom of the ninth to secure their second straight win.
Junior Keegan Batka pitched the first six innings for CMU facing 25 batters and striking out three. Sophomore Michael Conte pitched for 1.1 innings walking two batters and striking out one. Sophomore Nate Ross got the save and Batka was awarded the win and moves to 2-1.
The Chippewas improve to 6-5 overall and will stay in California as they face Saint Mary’s on Wednesday at 5 p.m.