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

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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