Chippewas stay alive in NCAA regional with 12-inning win

Patty takes no-decision after going six strong innings

After losing its NCAA opener 7-3 to host Florida on Friday, Central Michigan University’s baseball team bounced back to beat Liberty 3-2 in 12 innings on Saturday to stay alive in the Gainesville Regional.

Midland High alum Jordan Patty, a senior righthanded pitcher for the Chippewas, took a no-decision after going six innings and allowing one unearned run on three hits and five walks with seven strikeouts.

CMU will play either Florida or Oklahoma in another elimination game on Sunday at 1 p.m. If the Chippewas win that game, they would advance to the regional championship round, needing to win twice to advance.