Chippewas Pound Out a 15-8 Baseball Win

MOUNT PLEASANT - Central Michigan University continued its hot hitting in rolling to a 15-8 Mid-American Conference baseball win over Bowling Green State University here Sunday afternoon.

The Chippewas won the series from the Falcons, 2-1, after collecting a 12-2 win on Friday. BGSU won the game on Saturday, 11-10.

Central Michigan banged out 47 hits in the three games to raise its team batting average from .309 to .322. Included were 11 doubles, two triples and three homers.

The Chippewas are now 12-13 for the season and 2-1 in MAC play while BG is 3-3 in conference play and 12-6 overall.

Next up for CMU is a game with Siena Heights here on Wednesday at 3 p.m.

The Chippewas jumped out to a 2-0 lead with a pair of runs in the first. Jeremy Crum was hit by a pitch, went to second on a single by Jim Geldhof and scored on a single by Kurtis Wells. Geldhof then stole home on a double steal.

Central Michigan made it 3-0 in the second when J.T. Jones doubled to the fence in left center and Derek Schaller plated him with a sharp single to left.

Bowling Green cut the deficit to 3-2 with a pair of runs in the third, thanks to a walk, a hit batsman and a pair of singles.

David Latour Jr. got both of those runs back with his second homer of the weekend, a liner over the fence in right.

Central Michigan added six runs in the fifth to make it 11-3 and chase the starter Burke Badenhop. The Chippewas collected six straight hits during the rally including an RBI single by Wells, an R BI single by Latour, a two-run double by Bryan Mitzel, an RBI single by Schaller and an RBI infield out by Ryan Peel.

BG scored twice in the sixth and added three more in the seventh to trim the CMU lead to 11-8.

The Chippewas wrapped up their scoring with four unearned runs in the bottom of the eighth to up the lead to 15-7. Two errors allowed the runs to score. Wells had an RBI single, Brian Campbell an RBI single and Ryan Peel a two-run double.

The starter and winner for CMU was Ryan Cremeans who went the first six and one-third frames to raise his record to 2-1. He allowed 10 hits and six runs, four earned. Jayson Ruhlman went one and two-third innings in relief and allowed one run while David LeMieux tossed a scoreless ninth.

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