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Broncos Drop Non-Conference Game to Chicago State

Courtesy: Kristin Keirns, associate director of athletic media relations
Release: 05/01/2012
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KALAMAZOO, Mich.- Western Michigan came out on the wrong end of a 1-0 score, falling in a non-conference matchup against Chicago State Tuesday.

The Cougars (8-30) scored the game's only run on a one-out bases loaded balk in the top of the third. Chicago State filled the bags on a walk and a pair of bunts.

Western Michigan (17-24) had just four base hits on the afternoon, freshman catcher Caleb Caton with two of those. The Broncos also managed to draw four walks but would strand nine base runners.

WMU loaded the bases with one out in the seventh, but a strikeout and groundout to the pitcher ended the threat.

Western Michigan redshirt junior Mike Moyer (0-3) had the longest outing of his career, throwing 8.1 innings, but allowed the one run and six hits in the loss.

Chicago State RHP Gregory Day tossed six scoreless innings to earn the win. A.J. Reyes got the save preserving the shutout over the final three innings.

Western Michigan returns to Mid-American Conference play this weekend, heading to Ball State for a three-game series, May 4-6.