After splitting two earlier games, conference foes Ball State and Toledo squared off Sunday.

The Cardinals scored two runs in the first inning thanks to solo home runs by Ryan Spaulding and Jarrett Rindfleisch.

Team Comparison  

Hits  

Ball State: 13

Toledo: 10

Errors:  

Ball State: 2

Toledo: 2

Runs:  

Ball State: 8

Toledo: 4

RBIs:  

Ball State: 7

Toledo: 4

Brandon Estep’s two-run RBI single extended the Cardinals’ lead to 4-0 in the fourth, but the Rockets answered with two of its own in the bottom of the inning. 

Ball State went on to score runs in the fifth, eighth and ninth innings to take the series with an 8-4 victory.

Zach Plesac earned his team-high seventh victory on the season, and the team improved its record to 24-12 and 9-2 in conference play.

Ball State's next game is Wednesday when the team travels to Columbus, Ohio to take on the Ohio State Buckeyes.