Falcons fall to Chippewas, lose 4-0

Jaydon Romero, Sports Reporter, Falcon Media Sports Network

The Bowling Green State University (BGSU) Falcons fell 4-0 to the Central Michigan Chippewas on Tuesday.

The Falcons loaded the bases after sophomore Wynnie Reid singled, junior Reagan Williamson walked and freshman Marti Henkel was hit by a pitch, but CMU escaped the jam without giving up a run.

Reid’s infield single was the sole hit for the Falcons in the game.

Central Michigan got the bats going right away in the home half of the first inning.

The Chippewas got the first two runs of the game as IF Skylar Coberly hit a two-RBI double.

Continuing to do damage with two outs, junior Lucy Cronin singled with two outs scoring Coberly and growing the Chippewas’ lead to 3-0.

In the bottom of the second inning,  the Chippewas continued to put the ball in play.

After a leadoff single, a sacrifice bunt then a bunt, CMU had senior Kelsey Alexander single up the middle to score a run and put runners on second and third.

However, pitcher Sydney Stepp helped the Falcons escape with only one run given up.

Coach Candace Fenton-Bockbrader started the game with Stepp in the circle going 3.0 innings and allowing four earned runs before turning to senior Hannah Davies in the fourth inning.

Davies was dominant in her three innings of work for the Falcons, striking out five batters and not allowing any hits keeping the Falcons in the game.

Central Michigan’s Grace Lehto pitched a complete game shutout at home against the Falcons, only allowing one hit in the first inning and striking out six.

The Falcons and Chippewas will meet for a doubleheader on Wednesday in Mount Pleasant. First pitch for the first game is at 1:00 pm.

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