CMU Tops Miami (OH) For 14th Straight Win
MT. PLEASANT – The Central Michigan baseball team inched closer to securing the top seed in the Mid-American Conference Tournament along with the conference regular season title, beating Miami (OH), 11-4, at home on Friday. It’s their 14th straight victory.
The Chippewas entered the bottom of the sixth inning, trailing 3-2, but their offense turned it on. CMU scored nine of their 11 runs in the final three frames.
Jacob Crum had a big day at the plate for the Chips, going 3-for-5 with a double, triple, and 3 RBI.
With the victory, CMU improves to 42-12 and 21-5 in conference play.
Ball State won its game over Toledo to improve to 19-5 in the MAC. Based on conference win percentage, the Chippewas can secure their first conference regular season title since 2015 with a victory over the Redhawks on Saturday or a Ball State loss. Ball State would win the conference with a victory and CMU loss.
“Obviously it’s a big one. We get a chance to play with a lot on the line tomorrow,” CMU head coach Jordan Bischel said. “Any time you’re playing the last game of the season with a championship on the line, you have nothing to hang your head about either way. You’ve got to enjoy those experiences. A lot of kids don’t get that chance, and we’ve got to enjoy it. Really proud of what our guys did today. We were obviously getting beaten up pretty good early in that game, and we just kept going.”
Central Michigan will wrap up its regular season against Miami (OH) at home at 1 p.m. on Saturday.