Patty and Chippewas to face host Gators in NCAA opener

Game available to view at ESPN+

Midland High alum Jordan Patty and his Central Michigan University baseball teammates will head south this week to compete in the Gainesville Region of the NCAA Tournament. The fourth-seeded Chippewas (42-17) will open regional play against the 13th-ranked and top-seeded host Florida Gators on Friday at 6:30 p.m.

The game will be available for viewing on ESPN+.

In the other first-round game in the Gainesville Region, second-seeded Oklahoma will face third-seeded Liberty.

CMU is coming off of its third consecutive Mid-American Conference championship and is playing in a third straight NCAA Tournament.

Patty, a senior righthanded starting pitcher, has a 6-5 record with a 5.21 earned-run average and 75 strikeouts in 76 innings pitched.