Central Michigan 11 Ontario Blue Jays 1
MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. - The 2012 Central Michigan baseball team was in action for the first time this fall Friday, winning its annual International game versus the Ontario Blue Jays (U18), 11-1.
Pitching was the name of the game for the Chippewas throughout the day as seniors Zach Cooper and Rick Dodridge each threw 49 pitches over four innings, striking out a combined 10 batters. Cooper, a 46th round selection by the Florida Marlins in the 2011 Major League Baseball draft who elected to return for his final campaign, struck out a team-high six.
The Maroon and Gold scored three runs in the second, fourth and eighth innings and recorded a single run each in the fifth and sixth to provide the game’s offense.
UNC Scrimmage: Navy 4 Blue 2
With the lights on and the temperature at 58 degrees after Thursday’s high of 90, the Navy squad took a 2-0 lead in the top of the second on Parks Jordan’s two-run single to right with the bases loaded. Navy scored two more in the fifth on a Matt Roberts single to center and an Adam Griffin sacrifice fly to right.
Blue came back to cut the lead to 4-2 on Michael Russell’s two-run single to center in the sixth, but that was as close as they would come.
Navy held an eight to six advantage in base hits, and neither team committed an error. Six different pitchers threw in the nine-inning scrimmage.