Pitch counts have become synonymous with arm injures in recent years, but today’s crop of collegiate pitchers are the first to come through a youth system with built-in limits.
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Two freshmen made their collegiate debuts for Ball State baseball (25-17, 10-5 MAC) in the 13-1 victory over Northern Kentucky (15-27, 4-15 Horizon League) April 26.
Northern Kentucky's one-run lead against Ball State would be quickly diminished as Ball State baseball went on to take the 13-1 victory.
Ball State baseball (24-17, 10-5 MAC) will play Northern Kentucky (15-26, 4-15 Horizon League) today at 3 p.m.The Cardinals hit .294 as a team, led by junior first baseman Caleb Stayton's .395 batting average.
In Ball State’s 3-1 win April 23, Ball Diamond at First Merchants Ballpark Complex was officially dedicated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The 630 fans in the stadium were also more than double the season-long average attendance of 298.
Ball State baseball (24-17, 10-5 MAC) couldn’t overcome an early 8-0 deficit, losing to Bowling Green State University (16-24, 6-9 MAC) 8-7 in its series finale.
Junior right fielder Alex Call stepped up to the plate in the bottom of the seventh inning with two outs, a runner on second and Ball State in a 1-1 tie with Bowling Green State University.
Ball State baseball (23-16, 9-4 MAC) lost its series opener against Bowling Green State University (15-23, 5-8 MAC) 5-1.
At the Ball State baseball game April 23, Ball Diamond at First Merchants Ballpark Complex will finally receive its official ribbon-cutting ceremony.Head coach Rich Maloney said he expects a crowded stadium for the event, which coincides with Ball State Athletics’ Spring Ball Saturday.“I suspect this will be the biggest crowd that we’ve had since I’ve been here,” he said.
About six weeks before classes started in the Fall Semester, redshirt junior Kevin Marnon playing summer ball with the Wilson Tobs of the Coastal Plains League.
For the eighth week in a row, a Ball State baseball player earned Mid-American Conference honors.Right-handed closer BJ Butler earned the MAC West Division Pitcher of the Week award after winning two games in relief appearances against Central Michigan this weekend.
Ball State baseball (23-14, 9-3 MAC) will head to West Lafayette to take on Purdue (5-27, 1-11 Big Ten) tonight at 6 p.m.In their last match up on March 22 in Muncie, the Cardinals erased a seven-run deficit in a come-from-behind 9-8 victory over the Boilermakers.Ball State carries a .298 team batting average into the game, the best average in the Mid-American Conference.Purdue, however, is last in the Big Ten with a .255 batting average.
Ball State closer BJ Butler was credited with two wins this weekend, as Ball State baseball (23-14, 9-3 MAC) won two of its three games against Central Michigan (8-28, 3-6 MAC).
Ball State baseball (21-13, 7-2 MAC) snapped its six-game winning streak in a 4-3 loss to Indiana University (17-13, 4-2 Big Ten).
Ball State baseball (21-12, 7-2 MAC) will take its Mid-American Conference-best offense to Bloomington April 13 when it takes on Indiana University (17-13, 4-2 Big Ten), which has the Big Ten's second-best pitching staff.In the National Collegiate Athletic Association RPI, the Cardinals ranked 118th, 49 spots ahead of the No. 167 Hoosiers.
In the last week, St. Louis Cardinals rookie outfielder Jeremy Hazelbaker has made his first Major League start, hit his first career home run and stolen his first career base.The Muncie native and Wapahini High School graduate is 10-19 at the plate so far this year with five runs scored, five RBIs, two doubles, a triple, two home runs and two stolen bases.
After a 4-0 week and a dominating three-game home sweep against Western Michigan over the weekend, the Mid-American Conference honored the Ball State baseball team.
Ball State baseball (21-12, 7-2 MAC) swept Western Michigan (8-20, 1-5 MAC) in its three-game series, outscoring the Broncos 41-6.Head coach Rich Maloney had a simple explanation.“There really isn’t much you can say,” he said. “We were pretty dominant.”
Junior right-handed pitcher Zach Plesac tied his career total with 11 strikeouts in Ball State’s 7-2 win over Western Michigan. Head coach Rich Maloney said it was an important victory because Western Michigan starter Keegan Akin entered the game with the lowest ERA (1.43) and the most strikeouts (58) in the Mid-American Conference.“It’s a big win because Akin’s been dominating the league,” he said.
When Ball State baseball (18-12, 4-2 MAC) hosts Western Michigan (8-17, 1-2 MAC) this weekend, Cardinal coach Rich Maloney will be facing off against his alma mater.Maloney said former Western Michigan head coach Fred Decker, who retired in 2004 after 20 seasons with the Broncos, was one of his mentors.“I wouldn’t be here [at Ball State] if it wasn’t for my experience at Western,” Maloney said.