The Cardinals’ match up with Northern Kentucky on Wednesday came to an abrupt end when rain and lightning forced the game to be called in the seventh inning.

NCAA rules state that if a game is prematurely stopped due to weather and at least five innings have been played, then the score will resort back to what it was after the last completed full inning.

In this instance, the last full inning the teams played was the seventh, which Northern Kentucky finished leading 4-3. The Cardinals used an eighth inning rally to tie the score, and with runners on first and second were in position to do further damage until play was suspended.

Right fielder Sean Godfrey hit his Mid-American Conference leading fifth home run for Ball State in the top of the first inning, and center fielder Alex Call continued his hot streak with two hits, an RBI and a run scored.

The Cardinals’ next game is scheduled for Friday against conference opponent Eastern Michigan.