Mount Pleasant, Mich.- Central Michigan concluded the weekend with a 6-3 victory
over Stephen F. Austin. Junior catcher Cory DeLamielleure led the Chippewas
with s two-run home run and two runs scored.
After the Ladyjacks (5-13) tied the game at 2-2 in the top of the fourth inning, the Chippewas (6-4) took control on the game with two runs in the bottom of the inning. Sophomore shortstop Carol Ann Sexauer started the inning off with a single to left field. With one runner on, Cory DeLamielleure homered to left field for her first home run of the season, fifth of her career, to put Central Michigan up 4-2.
The Chippewas extended their lead in the fifth, adding two more runs. Junior second baseman Britteny Horan doubled to left center to start the inning. Cory DeLamielleure walked, then advanced to second on a wild pitch by Angela White. Third baseman Trista Cox doubled to left to score both Horan and DeLamielleure, putting Central Michigan up 6-2.
SFA responded in the sixth with a run to cut into the Chippewas lead. Cadie Weaver reached to start the inning on a CMU error. Elizabeth Arana brought Weaver in from second with a double to left field.
Junior pitcher Kristen Kuhlman blanked the Ladyjacks in the seventh to seal the 6-3 victory for the Chippewas.
Central Michigan took a 2-1 victory in the first inning. Shalie Day singled up the middle for SFA to score Weaver. The Chippewas responded with an RBI single by senior Summer Knoop to score senior Macy Merchant from second. Knoop came into score on a passed ball later in the inning.
Cory DeLamielleure went 1-2 with two RBIs and a homerun. Cox was 1-3 at the plate with two RBI and a double. Merchant led the team with two hits and a stolen base. Junior Chelsea Sundberg earned the victory, pitching 5.0 innings and striking out seven batters. Kuhlman was awarded the save, pitching 2.0 innings and giving up no runs.
Day led the Ladyjacks at the plate with two RBIs and two hits. Arana went 1-2 with an RBI double. White started for SFA, pitching 5.0 innings and giving up six earned runs. Carlie Thomas came in as relief, pitching 1.0 innings and giving up two hits.
The Chippewas will be back in action on Tuesday, March 5, against Penn State. The Chippewas will take on South Florida on Wednesday, March 6, in a double header in Tampa, Fla.