Ball State baseball (25-17, 10-5 MAC) will play a road series at the University at Buffalo (12-24, 5-10 MAC) from April 29 to May 1.

The Cardinals are currently on top of the Mid-American Conference West Division while the Bulls are tied for last in the MAC East.

Buffalo carries a 5.00 ERA into the game and will face off against a Ball State lineup that scores 6.7 runs per game. The Cardinals 282 runs scored are also the 39th most in the NCAA.


Ball State batting average - .295

Buffalo batting average - .242

Ball State runs per game - 6.7

Buffalo runs per game - 4.5

Ball State ERA - 3.85

Buffalo ERA - 5.00

Junior first baseman Caleb Stayton is second in the country with 58 RBIs and leads the MAC with his .390 batting average. Junior Alex Call is third in the NCAA with 53 runs scored and is second in the MAC with a .387 average.

On the mound, the Cardinals carry a 3.85 ERA into the series, the second-best mark in the MAC. The Bulls lineup hits .242 and scores 4.5 runs per game.

Buffalo has lost three straight games and has lost seven of its last eight games. Ball State is coming off of a 13-1 victory over Northern Kentucky and is 4-4 in its last eight games.