Courtesy: Tim Fitzgerald/CMU Athletics
Central Michigan sophomore Pat MacKenzie and the Chippewas baseball program will close the regular season this week versus Michigan State and rival Western Michigan.
Baseball Wraps Up Regular Season versus MSU and Western Michigan

Central Michigan (23-27, 10-14 MAC) vs. Michigan State (29-16)
Central Michigan at Western Michigan (15-34, 7-16 MAC)

Tuesday, May 14 ♦ 1:05 p.m.   Theunissen Stadium (Doubleheader - Resume Clash t Comerica)
Thursday, May 16 ♦  3 p.m.  ♦  Robert J. Bobb Stadium
Friday, May 17 ♦  1 p.m.  ♦  Robert J. Bobb Stadium
Saturday, May 18  ♦ 1 p.m.  ♦  Robert J. Bobb Stadium 

Series Coverage
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Projected Pitching Matchups
  CMU Record ERA   MSU/Western Michigan Record ERA  
Game 1 LHP Adam Aldred (Fr.) 2-0 1.67 vs. RHP Chase Rihtarchik (Jr.) 5-1 3.10  
Game 2 RHP Jordan Foley (So.) 6-4 1.93 vs.  TBA - -  
Game 3 RHP Taylor Lehnert (Fr.) 3-4 4.27 vs.


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Game 4  LHP Rick Dodridge (Sr.) 3-4 2.94  vs. TBA -  
Top Hitters            
  CMU Avg. Other   MSU/Western Michigan Avg. Other  
  Nick Regnier (So.) .332 19 XBH, 36 RBI   Blaise Salter (MSU) .342 13 2B, 29 RBI  
  Cody Leichman (So.) .318 7 XBH, 22 RBI   Cam Gibson (MSU) .313 7 XBH, 12 SB  
  Logan Regnier (Fr.) .293 7 3B, 22 SB   Andrew Sohn (WMU) .330 11 XBH, 36 RBI  
  Jordan Adams (Sr.) .240 14 XBH, 32 RBI   Theo Piccirilli (WMU) .316 28 R, 7 SB  
Tale of the Tape CMU News and Notes

Where Were We?
Central Michigan and Michigan State will start Tuesday's play where they left off on Tuesday, April 17 when the third annual Clash at Comerica was suspended due to rain. CMU currently trails the Spartans in the bottom of the fifth inning, 1-0, but has a pair of runners on base with no outs. 

Following the conclusion of the suspended contest, the Chippewas will play their final home game and close the gates on the 12th season at Theunissen Stadium. 

Ticket Policy
Fans who attended the original contest versus Michigan State at Comerica Park on April 17 can bring their ticket stub to Theunissten Stadium on Tuesday for entry for both contests. 

CMU vs. Michigan State
The Chippewas are 62-52 all time versus the Spartans dating back to their first meeting in 1911. The Spartans have won each of the last four contests, including a 4-2 decision at McLane Stadium April 2. 

CMU vs. Western MIchigan
The Maroon and Gold will look to move closer to evening the all-time series versus their rivals from Kalamazoo as they enter the weekend trailing, 83-74-1 dating back to 1920. CMU took two of three from the Broncos to close the regular season in 2012. 

Running after Records
Freshman Logan Regnier is trying to cement his name in the Central Michigan record books in just his first season as he currently has the fourth most triples in a single season with seven and is eight stolen bases shy of moving in the top 10. 

MAC Tournament Outlook
The Chippewas enter their final Mid-American Conference series of the regular season on the outside looking in of the MAC Tournament at All-Pro Freight Stadium in Avon, Ohio May 22-25. CMU is currently No. 9 in the MAC overall standings, one game behind Eastern Michigan and Toledo and a half game behind Akron.

The Maroon and Gold are seeking to qualify for their 11th consecutive trip to the MAC Tournament.

MAC Standings (Games Behind)
1. Buffalo, 17-6
2. Kent State, 17-7 (0.5 GB)
3. Northern Illinois, 15-9 (2.5 GB)
4. Ball State, 13-11 (4.5 GB)
5. Miami, 12-12 (5.5 GB)
6. Bowling Green, 11-12 (6 GB)
7. Eastern Michigan/Toledo, 11-13 (6.5 GB)
8. Akron, 10-13 (7 GB)
9. Central Michigan, 10-14 (7.5 GB)
10. Ohio, 8-15 (9 GB)
11. Western Michigan, 7-17 (10 GB)


3.92 ERA 3.23 5.13
.253 Avg. Against
.241 .300
.252 Batting Avg. .281 .252
.356 Slugging Pct.
.376 .292
25 Home Runs 19 4
5.3 Runs Scored
5.2 3.9
80-96 Stolen Bases
55-76 57-81