New 'Clash' Opponent For Chippewas

Central Michigan senior Alex Borglin (left) and his teammates will play their annual Clash at Comerica on Tuesday.
April 17, 2017

CLASH AT COMERICA
Tuesday, April 18 • 7:05 p.m. • Comerica Park • Detroit, Mich. • Radio: WMHW 91.5-FM • Live Stats: cmuchippewas

• The Central Michigan baseball team will play its annual Clash at Comerica in downtown Detroit on Tuesday.

• The opponent this year is Notre Dame. CMU had played Michigan State in the previous six Clashes.

• The Chippewas (19-16) took two of three over the weekend from Western Michigan in a three-game Mid-American Conference series.

• CMU is 8-1 in MAC play and holds a one-game lead over Eastern Michigan in the MAC West.

• Notre Dame is 15-20 and was swept by Wake Forest over the weekend in an Atlantic Coast Conference three-game series. Before that, the Irish had won five straight games.

• This is the first and only meeting between CMU and Notre Dame this season.

• Sophomore right-hander Michael Brettell will start for the Chippewas against Charlie Vorsheck, a junior right-hander. Brettell is 5-1 with a 4.41 earned run average. It is the first start of the season for Vorsheck, (1-0, 5.94).

• The Chippewas are 11-3 in their last 14 games.

• CMU coach Steve Jaksa: “Different opponent, somebody who might draw some different fans. It’ll be a good college baseball game. That’s our thing, you play good opponents, you play at a nice venue, it’s exciting for both teams. Our guys are looking forward to it and I know Notre Dame will. We’ve had some great games down there, and the atmosphere is great. I hope our fans from Mount Pleasant will travel and I hope our fans from the greater Detroit area will come out and watch us play.”

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