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Former CMU Chippewa Jake Sabol rises in Coaching Ranks

Whether they grow up playing hardball, stickball or whiffle ball, kids cling to the same fantasy: they’re standing in the backyard or the schoolyard, and they envision themselves in the jersey of their favorite team.

Jake Sabol was one of those kids. He first beat the odds as a preferred walk-on at Central Michigan University and earned a spot in the Chippewas’ weekend rotation. Continue reading

MAC Weekend Preview (March 21st-23rd)

macWestern Michigan (9-8)-Miami (Ohio) (8-9)

Friday, 6 p.m. – (Steve Laudicina vs. Seth Varner)

Saturday, 3 p.m. – (Chad Mayle vs. Nathan Williams)

Sunday, 1 p.m. – (Keegan Akin vs. Ryan Powers)

The Matchup

Western Michigan has been sizzling hot lately winning seven of their last eight games, including a series win over Butler last weekend. On the season the team is hitting .275, while averaging 4.8 points per game. The pitching staff is coming along nicely with an ERA of 3.79 in 145 innings with 116 strikeouts. Continue reading

MAC Weekend Recap (March 7th-March 9th)

Western Michigan (7-7)-Maine (4-11), Northeastern (4-8) and Georgetown (3-7)

Game 1 – WMU: 2 Northeastern: 1 (10). WP – Derek Schneider LP – Burcroff. WMU starter Steve Laudicina pitched 8.1 innings, only giving up 1 ER on 6 hits and 4 walks, while striking out 6. Schneider pitched 1.2 innings of relief not allowing a hit or walk, while picking up the win. At the plate for WMU, Andrew Sohn was 1-3 with an RBI. Continue reading

MAC Weekend Preview (March 7th-9th)

Northern Illinois at #5 Oregon State

The Matchup

Northern Illinois has not made it easy on themselves this season, taking on some of the best teams in the country. This weekend they’ll face their toughest test of the year as they take on Oregon State (10-3). The Huskies overall record of 1-8-1 doesn’t describe the type of ability this team has—they’ve lost four games by 2 runs or less—but they’ll need that talent to be on full display this weekend if they are going to have a chance to compete with the Beavers. Continue reading

MAC Weekend Preview (Feb. 28th-March 2nd)

MAC Series of the Week
Eastern Michigan Eagles (4-4) vs. Kentucky Wildcats (6-2)

The Matchup

Eastern Michigan started out the year on a high note by taking down then ranked #16 Clemson 6-5 before dropping the last two games of the series 5-3 and 9-7. They then went on to take two-out-three from UT-Martin in the second weekend series of the year, and they split against Austin Peay in a double-header earlier this week. Kentucky has won four games in a row, and in their first game of the year they took down #1-ranked Virginia 8-2. Continue reading

2014 MAC Preseason Coaches Poll

FROM CBD NEWS SOURCE
macCLEVELAND, Ohio – 2013 Regular Season Champion Kent State was picked to repeat as MAC East Division & Tournament Champions, the Mid-American Conference announced Wednesday. Ball State, last year’s MAC Tournament runner-up was picked to win the West Division. The Flashes garnered four votes to win this year’s MAC Tournament, while Ball State garnered three votes to win the Tournament crown and NCAA automatic bid. Bowling Green, Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan, Miami and Toledo each received one vote to win the Tournament. The preseason poll was voted on by the league’s 12 Head Coaches. Continue reading