Ball State’s 3 p.m. game against Butler today is canceled due to poor field conditions.

It’s the fourth time in just more than two weeks that the Cardinals have been unable to play.

Ball State had to have its entire series against Morehead State shifted because of poor weather during the beginning of March.

Ball State pitcher Chris Marangon said because he doesn’t let the canceled games affect him psychologically.

“As much as I want to play just so that we can get another win for the team, it’s OK in the grand scheme of things because it’s another day we can fine tune ourselves,” Marangon said. “We can get out there and practice and keep working on the little things that our coaches stress.”

So far this season, those missed games haven’t hurt Ball State. After having its series against Morehead State postponed on March 1 to 3, it was rescheduled for the following Monday and Tuesday.

The Cardinals won both games, outscoring Morehead State 16-3.

“Coach has taught us that no matter what day we come out, we have to be ready to go,” pitcher Scott Baker said. “Those games against Morehead State showed that we won’t let ourselves be affected by having games canceled.” 

Without the game against Butler, the team will be looking forward to its conference-opening series against Akron this weekend.

Akron struggled last season, going 17-38 overall and just 10-17 in Mid-American Conference play.

“We really need to make sure we’re ready for MAC play,” Marangon said. “We’re disappointed that we can’t play, but this might be a blessing in disguise.”