Despite a rash of injuries, the Chippewas hung in, winning 27 of their final 42 games after a 2-15-1 start and improbably coming within one win of the league-tournament championship game as the fourth seed.
Cam Brown, a sophomore right-hander, was sensational in just the third start of his career. He allowed six hits, struck out four and did not walk a batter. He set down the first 10 batters he faced in his first career complete game.
The fourth-seeded Chippewas (28-29-1) are scheduled to take on third-seeded Ball State (32-25) at 2 p.m. today. The winner moves on, the loser goes home.
CMU, the No. 4 seed, was trying to win for the second time in as many days at the tournament in its final turn at bat. The Chippewas trailed 8-2 before scoring five runs on five hits to draw within a run. The Chippewas had the potential tying run at second base when David Cole and Dazon Cole...
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