A pair of timely hits in the second inning pushed No. 4 Kent State (28-25, 16-9 MAC) towards an early lead that they only continued to extend.Dropping the first game of the Mid-American Conference Tournament 4-1, No. 5 Ball State softball (30-27, 14-11 MAC) failed to get their bats going.
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Now that Mid-American Conference league play has ended, the Ball State softball squad has more to celebrate than entering the MAC tournament seeded No. 5 with an overall record of 30-26 (14-10 MAC.They also have four players that have earned spots on All-Conference teams. Junior second baseman Maddy Labrador became the 31st player in program history to be named First Team All-Mid-American Conference.
Central Michigan exploded in the third inning, earning three runs off of three hits to give the team an early 3-0 lead.Finding no luck in the number three, Ball State softball (29-22,13-6 MAC) fell to Mid-American Conference foe Central Michigan (32-13,14-4 MAC) this afternoon with a final score of 6-1.
Thursdays are travel days for the Ball State softball team as they prepare to play three-game series, with games on Friday, Saturday and sometimes even Sunday.
Right-handed pitcher junior Carolyn Wilmes cracked open Ball State's softball history book this afternoon by recording her first career no-hitter to lead the team to a 2-1 victory over Toledo (20-30, 8-9 MAC) in the first game of today's double-header.
In just three appearances last week, Ball State softball's Carolyn Wilmes recorded a 0.93 ERA in 15 innings of work, while holding opponents to a .185 batting average against her. The right handed pitcher was named the Mid-American Conference West Division Pitcher of the Week this afternoon for the first time in her career.
Ball State's pitching staff gave it their all in a double-header against Eastern Michigan today. Finishing out the day with a split, the Cardinals were handed their first loss at home.
With nine strikeouts on the day Ball State softball sophomore pitcher Carolyn Wilmes helped Ball State defeat Eastern Michigan 8-0 in six innings.
Sophomore designated hitter Madison Lee had two of only four hits holding Ohio starting pitcher Danielle Stiene back from a complete-game shutout.
In a close battle between the two Mid-American Conference league leaders, Ball State softball (25-17, 9-1 MAC) went 2-0 in today's doubleheader against Ohio (25-10, 6-4 MAC). With a 3-2 victory over the Bobcats in the first game, and an extra-inning 3-2 victory in the second matchup, the Cardinals now hold an eight-game win streak and handed Ohio its first loss while at home this season.Junior right hander Carolyn Wilmes had a day on the mound, grabbing her 11th win for a complete game.
Ball State softball’s six-game winning streak puts them at a 7-1 record in Mid-American Conference league play.Head coach Megan Ciolli Bartlett thinks this calls for an earned break.
The Cardinals have won their last six games.
Junior right-handed pitcher Carolyn Wilmes runs her toe through the dirt behind the pitchers' circle before Ball State softball games
The Cardinals won on walk-offs in both games of their doubleheader.
Ball State softball sits at .500 with a 17-17 (2-1 MAC) record as it wraps up the non-conference portion of the season today at Indiana State.
Labrador led the Cardinals with a .571 batting average in four games last week and went 8-for-12 against Buffalo.
Junior second baseman Maddy Labrador led Ball State softball (17-17, 2-1 MAC) this weekend as they opened up Mid-American Conference play.
The Cardinals opened up Mid-American Conference play with a pair of victories against Buffalo Friday afternoon.
Ball State softball (15-16) turns its attention to the Mid-American Conference this weekend as the team travels to Buffalo (4-22) for a three-game series.
Home runs powered Ball State softball’s home-opening 10-2 victory over Butler Wednesday.