PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. — The Central Michigan baseball team saw its three-game win streak snapped Sunday in the finale of the Snowbird Baseball Classic, falling to Georgetown in 15 innings, 4-3.
The Chippewas (6-9) got another strong performance out of freshman outfielder Logan Regnier, who went 3-for-7 with a bases clearing triple, and senior Rick Dodridge struck out a season-high seven over six strong innings, but they were unable to hold off the Hoyas.
Dodridge was rolling through the Hoyas' lineup and gave up just one hit through the first five innings before they were able to cut into the Chippewas' lead.
A single by Eric Webber started the bottom of the sixth for the Hoyas and the freshman moved up on a single by senior Trevor Matern. The two runners came across to score two batters later on a two-RBI single by Christian Venditti that cut their deficit to one, 3-2.
Sophomore Dylan Rheault came on to relieve Dodridge in the seventh and a pair of errors on the pitcher allowed senior Paul Bello to reach and later come around to score to tie the game, 3-3.
The Chippewas had a chance to win the game in the top of the ninth when junior Noel Santos reached on an error and moved into scoring position on a single by Regnier, but he was thrown out trying to score on a single by sophomore Pat MacKenzie in the next at bat.
Sophomore closer Matt Trowbridge came on kept the game scoreless by continuing his hot stretch of strikeouts. Trowbridge gave CMU four strong innings out of the bullpen and struck out six in the process, striking out the side in the bottom of the ninth to send the game to extra innings.
The Hoyas were finally able to claim the victory in the bottom of the 15th when Webber led off with a single to right field, moved to second on a single by Matern and came home on a walk-off single by Justin Leeson.
CMU is scheduled to play its home opener Tuesday afternoon versus Madonna at 3:05 p.m.