MISportsNow’s Top Stories of 2019: No. 5 – Central Michigan Makes History on the Diamond
As we approach a new year and a new decade, MISportsNow is looking back at the top 10 area sports stories for 2019. This is the sixth in a 10-part series.
Under the direction of first-year coach Jordan Bischel, the Central Michigan baseball program registered one of its best seasons in team history in 2019.
The Chippewas captured both the Mid-American Conference regular season and tournament championships to reach the NCAA Division I tournament for the first time since 1995. The conference championship sweep was a first for the Chippewas.
In the NCAA tournament, CMU recorded its first postseason win since 1988 with a 6-5 victory over national power Miami (Fla.).
With a 47-14 mark, the Chippewas tied the 1988 team for most wins in a single season.