CMU baseball goes 0-3 in weekend series versus BGSU

Central Michigan senior infielder Danny Wuestenfeld adjusts his hat during a game against Toledo, Friday, April 5, at Keilitz Field. (CM-Life | Jo Kenoshmeg)

Coming off of a big win versus the Spartans, CMU baseball went on the road to take on the Bowling Green Falcons in a three-game Mid-American Conference series this past weekend.

In a weekend full of big hits and explosive offense, Central Michigan went 0-3 bringing the team's overall record down to 11-25 with the MAC record falling to 5-13. The Chippewas started the weekend with a doubleheader on Saturday.

Game 1

In the first game, BGSU got on the board first, but CMU responded in the third when senior right fielder Marquis Jackson touched home after a Falcons catching error.

After four BGSU runs in the bottom of the third, sophomore designated hitter Cole Prout homered to right field. 

The Falcons added two more in the bottom of the inning, but the Chippewas responded with two home runs in the fifth. One from Jackson, and the other from redshirt junior left fielder Robby Morgan IV in his first game back from injury.

After the Falcons tacked on another run, senior third baseman Ely Stuart hit a home run to left field that brought in three runners and cut the deficit to one.

But once again, BGSU responded with two more runs, and CMU could only muster up one more run before the end of the game resulting in a 10-8 loss.

Game 2

In game two, Central Michigan got on the board first with an RBI single from Stuart. The Falcons responded with a grand slam as they extended their lead to five in the second off of two RBIs.

In the third, Stuart hit a team-leading fifth home run to left field which brought in two runners.

CMU cut the deficit to one after two RBI singles in the top of the fourth. After a BGSU home run and a score from Jackson off of a catching error, the Falcons scored three unanswered runs bringing the score to 10-6.

Morgan homered to left field in the eighth, but it wouldn’t be enough as the game ended with a final score of 10-7.

Game 3

The final game of the series was an offensive showcase as both teams combined for 12 home runs and 35 total runs. The game was close the entire afternoon as there were seven ties and eight lead changes.

The Chippewas were down 13-11 going into the ninth inning. They needed something big, and something big they got. 

Three clutch hits, a sacrifice fly from Morgan, a home run from senior center fielder Jacob Donahue and a three-run homer from junior shortstop Elijah Henning.

Unfortunately, the Chippewas couldn’t close it out on the mound and the Falcons tied the game at 16 taking the game into extra innings.

Both teams scored in the 10th and with the game tied at 17 in the bottom of the 11th, the Falcons walked it off with an RBI single to hand Central Michigan its third-straight loss, 18-17.

The Chippewas are back in action at home on Tuesday to take on the Cleary Cougars at 3 p.m.