Roundup: Baseball opens up MAC play
The Eastern Michigan baseball team started off its Mid-American Conference portion the schedule taking two of three games against the University of Buffalo over the weekend.
Sunday’s game featured Collin Taylor (2-2) pitching the Eagles to a 4-1 win, going 6 1/3 innings and giving up one earned run, while striking out five.
Zack Leonard had two hits and drove in a run for EMU (10-14), with Andrew Marshall, Wally Gerbus and Brent Ohrman driving in the rest.
Buffalo (10-10) had six hits, with its lone run coming when Adam Skonieczki stole home in the second inning.
Saturday’s doubleheader saw the conference foes split the games, the Bulls winning the first, 5-2, and the Eagles bouncing back winning the second, 7-2.
Corey Chaffins (2-2) pitched his second complete game of the season in the first contest, giving up five runs on 11 hits, while striking out seven.
Unfortunately for the Eagles, Chaz Mye (3-2) nearly pitched a complete game of his own, throwing 8 1/3 innings of five-hit ball, while striking out 10.
Ken Battiton and Ben Magsig picked up the RBI for EMU, each getting a hit.
The second game saw the Eagles pick up 14 hits in support of Kendall Lewis (2-2), as he went 7 1/3 innings, giving up three hits and striking out seven.
Andrew Marshall was 3-for-3 with a run scored, Daniel Russell was 3-for-5 with two RBI and a run scored, and Todd Graves was 2-for-5 with two RBI.
The Eagles play the University of Michigan (12-9) at 3 p.m Tuesday in Ann Arbor.
Gymnastics take 3rd at MAC Championships
The EMU gymnastics team placed third overall at the Mid-American Conference Championships at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio on Saturday.
The Eagles’ score of 193.625 trailed only Kent State (195.025) and the overall winner Central Michigan (195.600).
Top performers for Eastern included true freshman Kaylyn Millik and senior Erin Grigg.
Millik finished ninth in the all-around and Grigg 13th.
Trailing EMU was Northern Illinois (193.200), Ball State (193.100), Western Michigan (192.875) and host Bowling Green (191.850).