CMU baseball falls to Michigan


CMU baseball falls short in league-opener to Northern Illinois University 2-1, Friday, April 26, Keilitz Field at Theunissen Stadium. The Chippewas return to Theunissen Stadium tomorrow for game 2 against NIU. (CM-Life | Hailey Urbane) 

After both teams scored a run in the first Central Michigan baseball had a chance to take a lead against the University of Michigan. 

With two outs in the second, senior outfielder Jacob Donahue did just that with a single, scoring two runs to give the Chippewas a 3-1 lead.

In the end CMU wound up falling short to the Wolverines by a score of 9-5, bringing the Chippewas to an overall 15-33 on the season.

Things went wrong for CMU in the third inning when nine out of the 11 batters in the inning reached base safely. The inning saw the Wolverines get eight of their 12 total hits leading to seven runs.

Another problem for the Chippewas was fielding as the inning saw two errors, which resulted in three UM runs. 

A solo home run in the bottom of the fourth by the Wolverines brought the lead to 9-1. Both offenses went stagnant for the next four innings.

The ninth inning started off with a single by junior Robby Morgan IV, who appeared in his first game since April 24. It was a productive first game back as he finished the game with three hits in four at-bats.

After a fielder’s choice advanced Morgan IV to second, Donahue got his third hit of the game while also driving in his third run to cut the lead to 9-4. He would then steal second before senior third basemen Ely Stuart singled driving in Donahue from second.

However, CMU fell short in its comeback, losing to the Wolverines.

The Chippewas will travel to Muncie, Indiana to face Ball State in a three game series that starts on Friday with first pitch scheduled for 3 p.m.