MOUNT PLEASANT - Sophomore Jordan Foley pitched his first career complete game to lead Central Michigan to a 4-1 win over West Virginia Friday afternoon, the 2,000th in program history.
Foley gave up just one earned run on seven hits and a pair of walks while striking out four to improve to 3-0 on the year and keep his earned run average under one at 0.99.
The Chippewas' (5-8) offense gave Foley all the run support he would need in the first inning as freshman Logan Regnier led off the inning with a single to left field and advanced to third on a single by sophomore Pat MacKenzie.
Sophomore Nick Regnier put the Maroon and Gold in front with his team-best 14th RBI of the season on a sacrifice fly to plate his younger brother and MacKenzie, who also advanced on the sacrifice fly, came around to score on a RBI groundout by senior Jordan Adams for a 2-0 advantage.
CMU went ahead 3-0 in the top of the third when sophomore Alec Ornelas led off the inning with a triple to right field and came around to score on a RBI single by MacKenzie.
The Mountaineers (6-7) were able to get on the board in the bottom of the third when Max Nogay singled to lead off the frame and later scored on a wild pitch.
Despite the slight momentum swing towards WVU, freshman Zack Fields quickly turned things back around for the Chippewas when he led off the top of the fourth with his first career home run - a solo shot to left field.
Foley worked out of a bases-loaded jam in the next inning and again worked out of trouble in the seventh when he prevented runners on second and third from scoring with with his final strikeout of the game.
Logan Regnier recorded his fifth multi-hit game in his last six contests as he and MacKenzie both went 2-for-4 with a run scored. Fields also went 2-for-4.
The Chippewas will look for their third-straight win tomorrow afternoon when they take on Chicago State (1-9) at 1 p.m. Senior Pat Kaminska will take the mound for CMU looking for his first win of the season.