Western Michigan University softball suffered two losses in Sunday’s doubleheader against rival Central Michigan University at Fran Ebert Field, in Kalamazoo Mich., 0-5, and 4-8.
Not much hitting was done by the Broncos in the first loss to Central Michigan as they fell to 4-5 in conference play.
The Broncos four hits were insufficient to produce any run support for thier pitching staff. They hoped to continue thier momentum from Friday’s doubleheader in which they took both games against Eastern Michigan, but were unable to do so.
Melissa Palmer had one hit with three at bats against the Chippewa’s. Palmer has had a hit in five of the last six games and leads the Broncos with a .341 batting average as a freshman.
Christina Pigozzi, Jenny Rohn and Colleen Lynch each had a hit as well.
Becca Shemberger took the loss. She only gave up three hits in the contest but two stolen bases and two errors led to three unearned runs for the CMU Chipewas.
Not much changed hitting wise for the Broncos in the second game of the doubleheader, as they only had one more hit than in the fist game.
With six Broncos going down swinging, it was a game of catch up from the start.
Down five runs in the fifth inning, some light shined down on the Broncos as Colleen Lynch put one over the left center wall for her second homerun on the season.
Two more runs crossed the plate for the Broncos in the sixth inning when Loren Nagy homered down the left field line.
The Broncos couldn’t pull through as the Chippewa’s scored three runs in the last inning. One more home run from the Broncos by Megan Stamm gave them some hope just before the last out was recorded.
The Broncos fell short of victory to rival CMU in the doubleheader and now stand at 4-6 in the MAC. They will continue their season with doubleheader April 19 against Buffalo in Buffalo, N.Y.