On March 15, SVSU traveled to Mount Pleasant to take on Central Michigan University. SVSU came out with a 7-4 win after having all its home games for the week canceled.
SVSU led for almost the entire game.
The team started off with junior Hunter Merillat pitching. He pitched two innings, striking out two of the six batters. The third inning saw the team get on
the board. Junior Jaccar Watkins singled, stole second, and moved to third on a passed ball.
Senior Tucker Roe followed with a single that scored Watkins, making the score 1-0 for SVSU.
Sophomore JJ Arbini stepped up to the mound in the bottom half of the inning.
He pitched three more innings which saw two unearned runs on one hit and a walk.
Arbini managed to strike out four batters. The two runs were in the bottom of the fourth and were because of an error.
CMU walked out of this with its only lead of the night at 2-1.
Watkins walked in the next half of the inning and moved to second by an error.
Junior Colin Cornwell managed one to the left field and doubled home Watkins. This tied the game.
Watkins was able to get on base three separate times, scoring with each one.
Cornwell led the team with a total of three RBI. He improved his hitting streak to 11 games.
Junior Nick Bastian pitched in the sixth inning. He saw four batters, one of which he allowed to walk. However, it was scoreless inning and the game remained tied.
In the seventh inning, junior Connor McClennen stepped up and singled. Watkins moved him on a sacrifice bunt.
Senior Martin Money then singled home McClennen to make the score 3-2 for SVSU. Ryan Palmblad took over as pitcher for CMU after that.
Senior Nolan Raymond started off the seventh inning by pitching. He hit two batters and reached on an error. CMU had loaded the bases.
CMU managed another walk to tie the game again. Junior Chase Gruno then took over pitching. Gruno stuck out the first and got a ground ball at the end of the inning.
Junior Jeffrey Reseigh started the next inning off with a single. McClennen managed to reach first and move Reseigh to third.
Watkins came out with a ball four skip in the dirt. Reseigh made it home and gave SVSU the lead.
Roe hit another RBI single, pushing the lea to two. Cornwell had an error that led to both Watkins and Roe scoring. A fourth spot in the eight gave SVSU the 7-3 win.
The team will head to Toledo, Ohio on March 21 to take on Ohio Dominican.
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