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Junior Jordan Foley will take the mound for CMU on Opening Day as the Chippewas begin a four-game series at UNLV.
Series Notes: Chippewas Ready to Open 2014 Campaign at UNLV

Central Michigan at UNLV

Friday, February 14 ♦ 9:05 p.m.   Wilson Stadium
Saturday, February 15 ♦  4:05 p.m.  ♦  Wilson Stadium (DH)
Sunday, February 16 ♦  4:05 p.m.  ♦  Wilson Stadium

Series Coverage
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Projected Pitching Matchups
  CMU Record ERA   UNLV Record ERA  
Game 1 RHP Jordan Foley (Jr.) 6-6 3.08 vs.  RHP Erick Fedde (Jr.) 7-3 3.29  
Game 2 RHP Pat Kaminska (Sr.) 2-4 6.06 vs.

RHP John Richie (Jr.) 

7-5 4.33  
 Game 3  LHP Nick Deeg (Fr.)
n/a n/a  vs. RHP Kenny Oakley (So.) 4-2 3.21   
Game 4 LHP Adam Aldred (So.) 2-1 4.08 vs. RHP Bryan Bonnell (So.) 0-1 13.03  
           
Top Hitters            
  CMU Avg. Other   UNLV Avg. Other  
  Cody Leichman (Jr.) .341 12 XBH, 30 RBI   Patrick Armstrong (Sr.) .373 7 HR, 40 RBI  
  Nick Regnier (Jr.) .321 17 XBH, 38 RBI   Joey Armstrong (So.) .324 71 H, 33 RBI  
  Logan Regnier (So.) .288 7 3B, 25 SB   Joey Swanner (Jr.) .299 66 H, 33 RBI  
Tale of the Tape CMU News and Notes
 

Opening Day
Central Michigan will take the field to begin the 105th season in program's storied history with a record of 2,020-1,240-7. Head Coach Steve Jaksa is entering his 12th season at the helm and is the third winningest coach in program history with 353 career victories. 

Chippewas Tabbed Second in MAC West
The MAC released its' annual preseaon coaches' poll Wednesday with the Chippewas falling one point shy of being picked as the preseason favorite in the West Division. The Chippewas received 56 points to Ball State's 57 and three first-place votes to the Cardinals' four. 

Friday Foley
Junior right hander Jordan Foley will once again be the Chippewas' Friday starter after taking stake to the role last season. Foley will be making his first ever opening day start and is coming off a season in which he was 6-6 with a 3.03 earned run average. A native of The Colony, Texas, Foley was recently named the No. 37 junior prospect by Baseball America and the top prospect in the Mid-American Conference. 

Welcome Back, PK
Senior Pat Kaminska was granted an additional year of eligibility after suffering a season-ending injury a year ago and will return to the rotation as CMU's starter in game two. Kaminska was instrumental in the Chippewas' run to the MAC Championship game as a junior in 2012, posting a 5-4 record with a 3.04 ERA. 

Brotherly Love
Junior Nick Regnier and sophomore Logan Regnier will look to build on their breakout seasons a year ago as the return as the Chippewas' starters in center and right field. The brothers combined to go 46-for-55 in stolen base attempts last season. Nick posted 17 extra-base hits and 38 RBI, while Logan ranked seventh in the country with seven triples and stole 25 bases as a true freshman. 

Prospects, Propects, Prospects
Junior Jordan Foley isn't the only player scouts will have their eyes on this season as the CMU roster features four of the top eight prospects in the MAC accroding to Baseball America. The younger Regnier is ranked as the No. 3 prospect and junior closer Matt Trowbridge was ranked No. 4. Junior Nick Regnier rounded out Chippewas at No. 8 on the list of top 10 prospects in the conference. 

Close the Door
Trowbridge finished last season by tying the second best mark in program history with nine saves. The hard-throw left hander struck out 14.32 batter per nine innings pitched and finished second on the team with 53 total. 

4.15 ERA 4.34
.262 Avg. Against
.271
.251 Batting Avg. .307
.357 Slugging Pct.
.413
31 Home Runs 24
5.3 Runs Scored
7.1
90-110 Stolen Bases
65-95
     
     
     
     
     
     
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