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MAC Bats: April 3

Eight teams were in action on the baseball diamond on a busy Wednesday.

Kenneth Bailey

Ball State 12, Manchester 4

The Cardinals (19-9, 4-0 MAC) rolled to their tenth straight win as Noah Navarro, William Baker, Mack Murphy, Erek Bolton, and Chase Sebby each had two hits in the contest. BSU, who is ranked 28th in the country in the Collegiate Baseball poll, hits the road this weekend to take on a hot Central Michigan team.

Bowling Green 12, Dayton 8

The Falcons (10-14, 4-2 MAC) started off strong with seven runs in the first two innings and didn’t let up as Dylan Dohanos, Mike Malewitz, and Jake Wilson each recorded three hits in the contest. BG now has a road stand against Eastern Michigan this weekend.

Central Michigan 8, Michigan State 6

The big wins keep on coming for the Chippewas (21-7, 5-1 MAC) as they outlasted the Spartans in a huge road victory. Zavier Warren tallied four RBIs in the contest while the pitching staff was effective outside of a five-run second inning with seven strikeouts, four hits allowed, and a walk in the last seven innings. The weekend series between CMU and Ball State has some huge ramifications at the top of the MAC as it starts on Friday.

Eastern Michigan 8, Oakland 14

What looked like a promising won for the Eagles (5-23-1, 0-6 MAC) turned into utter disaster as EMU gave up nine runs in the eighth inning despite having an 8-2 lead and could not recover in time. Six of the runs in that inning came after the second out was recorded as the team simply could not close the door. Eastern Michigan hosts BG this weekend in a series where the home team needs a win to stop the bleeding.

Kent State 3, Youngstown State 4 (11 innings)

The Flashes (11-15, 1-3 MAC) battled with YSU the whole game with nine hits recorded, but a wild pitch with the bases loaded in the 11th inning brought the contest to a close. Ben Carew did his part on offense with four hits, a walk, and a run scored while the pitching staff competed hard with 16 strikeouts to nine walks. KSU now hosts Western Michigan this weekend as both teams are in dire need of wins to stay in the hunt.

Miami 7, Northern Kentucky 3

The RedHawks (22-5, 5-1) are off to their best start in school history as they earned their fourth straight win yesterday. Will Vogelgesang helped power the offense with three hits, three runs scored, and a walk while Bailey Martin earned the win on the mound with six hits, six strikeouts, four walks, and two earned runs in 7.1 innings of work. Miami hits the road this weekend to take on a Toledo team that is winless in MAC play this season.

Northern Illinois 2, Milwaukee 4

The Huskies (7-21, 3-3 MAC) outhit Milwaukee 6-4 but the road team was able to translate those hits into runs in a tight game. What’s even worse for NIU is that the pitching staff only gave up one earned run in the contest, and the team hosts an Ohio team that’s on a three-game winning streak right now.

Toledo 2, Michigan 8

Michigan took control of the game 8-1 lead after five innings as the Rockets (9-15, 0-4 MAC) couldn’t generate runs despite nine hits in the game. Darryn Davis and John Servello each had three hits but neither of UT’s runs were earned runs. Toledo can right the ship this weekend as it hosts Miami.