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MAC Bats: April 6

CMU and Miami stayed hot on the diamond as the MAC was in action on Saturday.

Kenneth Bailey

Bowling Green 7, Eastern Michigan 4

The Falcons (11-15, 5-3 MAC) bounced back after Friday’s loss as they used a four-run third inning to get past the Eagles (6-24-1, 1-7 MAC). Five players for BG recorded multi-hit games with Riley Minorik leading the way with two RBIs and two runs scored. Bowling Green’s bullpen limited opportunities for EMU as David Stop and Jeremy Spezia combined for one earned run off of three hits with five strikeouts and a walk in four innings of action.

Central Michigan 5, Ball State 0

In what was a highly competitive game, the Chippewas (23-7, 7-1 MAC) exploded for five runs in the seventh inning to hand the Cardinals (19-11, 4-2 MAC) their second consecutive loss. In that inning, things went awry with BSU as Zach Heeke scored on an interference call, two runners were walked in, and David Cole delivered a two-out single that scored two more runners. Cameron Brown dominated on the mound for his sixth win of the season seven strikeouts, four hits, and two walks in 7.2 innings of play.

Miami 3, Toledo 2

A two-run home run in the seventh inning by Parker Massman helped the RedHawks (24-5, 7-1 MAC) power past the Rockets (9-17, 0-6 MAC) for their sixth consecutive win. Before that inning, Toledo had the lead thanks to a pair of walked in runners in the second inning. Miami answered in the following inning as Massman scored on a passed ball. MU’s pitching staff played strong baseball with no earned runs on seven hits, six strikeouts and six walks as the staff stranded 10 UT baserunners.

Northern Illinois 5, Ohio 2

The Huskies (9-21, 5-3 MAC) could be re-entering the conversation at the top of the MAC as eight innings of shutout baseball helped lift them past the Bobcats (8-20, 3-5 MAC) for their second win of the series. Nick Drobushevich helped supply the offense with two hits, three RBIs, and a run scored. However, the ‘Cats avoided being shot out as Rudy Rott hit a two-out double to score a couple of runs but it proved to be too little, too late for the Green and White.

Western Michigan 11, Kent State 1

The Flashes (12-16, 2-4 MAC) fell apart late as the Broncos (8-19, 2-4 MAC) reeled off six runs in the ninth inning to put the game out of reach. Three WMU players recorded a trio of hits each in the contest as Jesse Forestell, Logan Hudson, and Jimmy Roche accounted for five RBIs and five runs scored as well. Brady Miller pitched six good innings of baseball with one earned run off of two hits with five strikeouts and two walks while Will Mullen kept the lid on KSU’s offense with three hits surrendered in the final three innings.