Mobile, Ala. - Central Michigan split a doubleheader with Troy at Riddle-Pace Field Saturday, taking game of the the twinbill, 3-2, before suffereing a walk-off loss in the nightcap, 5-4.
Kaminska earned his first win of the season by throwing five innings and giving up just two runs on seven hits and three walks. McNamara came in and pitched three scoreless innings of relief while surrendering just one hit and Trowbridge picked up his second save in as many days with a perfect ninth.
CMU took a 2-0 lead in the top of the third when sophomore Logan Regnier walked and moved to third on a throwing error by the Trojans' (4-3) pitcher. After a walk to junior Pat MacKenzie, Regnier stole home to score the first run of the game. MacKenzie later came around to score on a RBI single by junior Tyler Huntey for the 2-0 advantage.
The Trojans got a run back in the bottom of the frame on a sacrifice fly and evened the game in the fourth on a RBI single by Nick Masonia.
Junior Cody Leichman walked to lead off the top of the sixth and stole second to put the potential leading run in scoring position. Leichman scored what proved to be the game-winning run one batter later when redshirt freshman Adam Collins reached on an error.
Collins was right in the middle of the scoring in the nightcap of the doubleheader as he his first career home run was a three-run bomb to left field in the top of the fourth inning that gave the Chippewas a 3-0 lead.
True freshman Nick Deeg pitched 4.1 scoreless in his second career start before Garrett Pitts hit a three-run home run in the fifth to tie the game, 3-3. The Trojans added a run on a RBI single by Bennett later in the inning to take a 4-3 lead.
CMU tied the game in the eighth as Collins, who walked to leadoff the inning, scored on a wild pitch.
The Chippewas had a chance to take the lead later in the inning with the bases juiced, but Leichman grounded out to the first baseman to end the threat.
Again the Chippewas put a pair of runners in scoring position in the ninth as Logan Regnier and Collins hit back-to-back singles and Collins moved into scoring position on a wild pitch. CMU was unable to push across a run however as sophomore Neal Jacobs and senior Noel Santos struck out to end the inning.
The Trojans didn't need long to claim their first win of the series in the bottom of the ninth as Pitts went deep again against senior Kenton San Miguel for the walk-off home run and 5-4 victory.
CMU and Troy will conclude the series tomorrow morning at 12 p.m. EST.