Courtesy: Tim Fitzgerald/CMU Athletics
The Central Michigan baseball program will host its final weekend series at Theunissen Stadium Friday through Saturday when it hosts Akron.
Weekend Notes: Chippewas Host Final Home Weekend versus Akron

Central Michigan (22-25, 9-12 MAC) vs. Akron (13-32, 8-12 MAC)

Friday, May 10 ♦ 3:05 p.m.   Theunissen Stadium
Saturday, May 11 ♦  2:05 p.m.  ♦  Theunissen Stadium
Sunday, May 12 ♦  1:05 p.m.  ♦  Theunissen Stadium

Series Coverage
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Projected Pitching Matchups
  CMU Record ERA   Akron Record ERA  
Game 1 RHP Jordan Foley (So.) 6-4 1.85 vs.  RHP JT Brubaker (Fr.) 0-7 6.59  
Game 2 RHP Taylor Lehnert (Fr.) 3-3 3.86 vs.

LHP John Valek III (Fr.) 

3-7 4.46  
 Game 3  LHP Rick Dodridge (Sr.) 2-4 2.28  vs. RHP Michael Steensen (Fr.) 1-1 6.23   
           
Top Hitters            
  CMU Avg. Other   Akron Avg. Other  
  Nick Regnier (So.) .319 18 XBH, 32 RBI   Jared Turocy (Sr.) .351 8 XBH, 21 RBI  
  Cody Leichman (So.) .299 5 2B, 16 RBI   Devan Ahart (So.) .316 14 2B, 18 RBI  
  Logan Regnier (Fr.) .290 7 3B, 20 SB   Matt LaRocca (So.) ..286 12 XBH, 21 RBI  
Tale of the Tape CMU News and Notes
 

The Series
Central Michigan enters the weekend holding a 47-15 advantage over Akron in the all time series and have won eight of the last nine meetings. 

Scouting the Zips
Despite a 13-32 record overall, Akron enters the weekend on a bit of a hot streak having won four of its last five games. The Zips opened the stretch with a 6-1 victory over No. 17 Pittsburgh before taking two of three versus Western Michigan and defeating Penn State earlier this week, 11-2. 

The Zips are just a half a game behind CMU in the MAC overall standings with a 8-12 record in conference play. 

Big Weekend at the Ball Park
With the final home weekend of the year at Theunissen Stadium on tap, the baseball program will host a pair of special events. Saturday will mark the 21st annual baseball homecoming with alumni and parents of alumni invited to join the Chippewas for a special day of events. Sunday will mark Senior Day where the  Maroon and Gold will recognize the efforts of their four seniors - Jordan Adams, Tom Lally, Randon Henika and Rick Dodridge

Triple Threat
Freshman Logan Regnier continued his tear on the base paths Wednesday afternoon, recording his seventh triple of the season. Regnier is tied for second in the country in triples and is just four shy of the CMU single-season record of 11 set by Tyler Hall in 2011. 

Tom's Time
Senior Tom Lally, who had made just seven starts in the Chippewas' first 37 games, last started seven of the last 10 contests and it has paid off. Lally is batting .423 (11-for-28) with eight runs, five RBI and a pair of doubles during the stretch and is reaching base at a clip of .485 with four walks and a hit by pitch. 

Pitchers Feel at Home
The Central Michigan pitching staff has been brilliant inside the friendly confines of Theunissen Stadium all season, posting a 2.46 earned run average in 13 contests. Sophomore Jordan Foley has posted a 0.86 ERA in three home starts, while senior Rick Dodridge is 1-0 with a 1.56 ERA in three starts at home in 2013. Freshman Taylor Lehnert has started just once at home this season, but the right hander threw his first career complete game against Eastern Michigan on April 27. 

3.71 ERA 4.96
.250 Avg. Against
.293
.246 Batting Avg. .246
.347 Slugging Pct.
.316
22 Home Runs 10
5.1 Runs Scored
3.6
75-90 Stolen Bases
36
     
     
     
     
     
     
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