MAC Baseball Roundup: Third Week of Conference Play

Alex Miklos named this week's MAC East Player of the Weekend. - Bruce Thorson-US PRESSWIRE

Three pitchers toss complete games over the weekend. Sean Godfrey and Sean Kennedy combined 18 hits for the Cardinals over the weekend in their sweep over Eastern Michigan.

Chippewas No Longer Undefeated, Mike Burke Breaks School Record

Scores:

Game 1: Central Michigan wins 6-3

Game 2: Central Michigan wins 6-5

Game 3: Buffalo wins 11-3

Central Michigan is no longer undefeated in the MAC, but they're still the best team around from top-to-bottom. Jordan Foley and Mike Burke both tossed complete games for their teams. Buffalo is now third in the MAC East (4-4), fifth place overall. Burke is now Buffalo's all-time pitcher wins leader with 18.

Read Bull Run's recap HERE.

Top Performers:

Buffalo:

Matt Pollock: 6/10, 5 R, 3 RBI, 1 2B, 3 BB, 1 SB

Mike Burke: 9 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 5 K

Central Michigan:

Jordan Foley: 9 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 10 K

Tyler Huntey: 7/12, 2 R, 4 RBI, 1 2B, 1 BB

Golden Flashes Score Thirty-Four Runs in Sweep

Scores:

Game 1: Kent State wins 11-1

Game 2: Kent State wins 5-3

Game 3: Kent State wins 18-2

This was a weekend that was fairly predictable, frankly. A top-notch offense took advantage of a very poor pitching staff. Mitch Longo's 11-game hit streak finally came to an end in the finale, but was still able to score a run in that game.

Read our complete recap HERE.

Top Performers:

Kent State:

Alex Miklos: 7/13, 6 R, 3 RBI, 3 2B, 2 SB

Nick Jensen-Clagg: 6.2 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 7 K

Ohio:

Mitch Longo: 4/12, 2 R, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 3B

Jake Rudnicki: 5 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 1 K

Miami Takes Two in Home Series Against Akron

Scores:

Game 1: Akron wins 7-5

Game 2: Miami wins 6-0

Game 3: Miami wins 5-3

Miami put a stop to Akron's 6-game winning streak in the second game of the series as Nathan Williams tossed a scoreless 8-inning game and Charles Zubrod closed things out. Akron's Devan Ahart didn't have a lot of hits over the weekend, but was walked four times.

Read our complete recap HERE.

Top Performers:

Akron:

Matt Rembielak: 6/14, 2 RBI, 1 R, 1 2B

Myles McVeigh: 5.1 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 K

Miami:

Dan Walsh: 7/12, 4 R, 2 RBI, 2 2B

Nathan Williams: 8 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 7 K

Cardinals Dominate Eagles at Home

Scores:

Game 1: Ball State wins 20-5

Game 2: Ball State wins 7-3

Game 3: Ball State wins 6-5

If putting up 20 runs in one game doesn't say how bad a team's pitching staff is, then I don't know what does. Sean Godfrey and Sean Kennedy had explosive weekends for Ball State. At the plate, they had a combined 18 hits through 27 at-bats, driving in 16 runs, scoring 10 times. Scott Baker moved back up to Fridays, but TJ Weir still ended up with a better pitching line at the end of the weekend.

Top Performers:

Ball State:

Sean Godfrey: 9/14, 6 R, 11 RBI, 3 2B, 1 HR, 1 SB

TJ Weir: 7 IP, 8 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 9 K

Eastern Michigan:

Lee Longo: 5/11, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 BB

Jake Andrews: 5 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 3 K

Relocated in Toledo, Bowling Green Wins Pair Over Western Michigan

Scores:

Game 1: Bowling Green wins 3-1

Game 2: Western Michigan wins 6-2

Game 3: Bowling Green wins 12-9

A back-and-fourth series as two teams with similar styles had to have their series relocated to play at a more baseball-friendly venue (well, one that's less wet). TJ Losby went 5-for-5 at the plate for Bowling Green in the series finale, which helped the Falcons put 12 up on the scoreboard. Speaking of 12, ace right-hander Mike Frank tossed a complete game in the series opener, including 12 punch outs.

Read our complete recap HERE.

Top Performers:

Bowling Green:

TJ Losby: 8/12, 4 RBI, 2 R

Mike Frank: 9 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 12 K

Western Michigan:

Jared Kukawa: 5/11, 3 R, 3 RBI, 1 3B, 1 HR

Chad Mayle: 6.2 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 5 BB, 1 K

Huskies Drop Two to Toledo in DeKalb

Scores:

Game 1: Toledo wins 10-4

Game 2: Toledo wins 6-4

Game 3: Northern Illinois Wins 7-0

Avoiding the sweep, two-way player Alex Klonowski tosses a complete game 1-hitter in the series finale, helping the Huskies earn their third win in conference play.

Read our complete recap HERE.

Top Performers:

Toledo:

Tyler Grogg: 4/11, 4 R, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 2 SB

Sam Shutes: 6.1 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K

Northern Illinois:

Justin Fletcher: 4/11, 3 R, 1 BB

Alex Klonowski: 9 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 9 K

MAC Standings

EAST Team W-L GB
1 Kent State 7-2 -
2 Akron 6-3 1
3 Buffalo 4-4 2.5
T-4 Miami 4-5 3
Bowling Green 4-5 3
6 Ohio 1-8 6

WEST Team W-L GB
1 Central Michigan 8-1 -
2 Ball State 7-1 .5
T-3 Toledo 4-5 4
Western Michigan 4-5 4
5 Northern Illinois 3-6 5
6 Eastern Michigan 1-8 7

MAC Team W-L GB
1 Central Michigan 8-1 -
2 Ball State 7-1 .5
3 Kent Stae 7-2 1
4 Akron 6-3 2
5 Buffalo 4-4 3.5
T-6 Bowling Green 4-5 4
Miami 4-5 4
Toledo 4-5 4
Western Michigan 4-5 4
10 Northern Illinois 3-6 5
T-11 Eastern Michigan 1-8 7
Ohio 1-8 7

Players of the Weekend

East:

(Kent State) Alex Miklos: 7/13, 6 R, 3 RBI, 3 2B, 2 SB

(Bowling Green) Mike Frank: 9 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 12 K

West:

(Ball State) Sean Godfrey: 9/14, 6 R, 11 RBI, 3 2B, 1 HR, 1 SB

(Northern Illinois) Alex Klonowski: 9 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 9 K

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