Tied at four in the bottom of the ninth inning this afternoon, third baseman Sean Kennedy knocked a bases loaded single back up the middle to give Ball State the walk-off win, 5-4, over visiting Kent State.

With the win, head coach Rich Maloney tied former Ball State baseball coach Pete Quinn for the most wins in the program's history with 323.

Pitcher Scott Baker started the game for the Cardinals, allowing three runs on nine hits over seven innings of work.

Kent State broke a 3-3 tie in the top of the ninth to take a one-run lead, but a dropped pop-up in the bottom of the inning opened the door for Ball State.

The Cardinals proceeded to load the bases following the error, and Kennedy ultimately delivered with the game winning hit.

Zach Plesac, who came into the game in relief for Ball State earned his 11th win of the season after pitching two innings.

Ball State improves to 34-16 overall and 18-4 in conference play with the victory, and will look for the series sweep against Kent State at  1 p.m. Sunday  at Ball Diamond.