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.
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Days after learning he made the St. Louis Cardinals' opening day roster, Ball State alumnus Jeremy Hazelbaker is preparing to make his first Major League start.
Junior right fielder Alex Call picked up two base hits, including a double, and scored two runs in Ball State’s (18-12, 4-2 MAC) 5-4 win over Xavier (10-19, 0-0 Big East) April 5, extending his hitting streak to 14 games.id.
In the top of the ninth inning, Ball State junior right-handed pitcher BJ Butler had runners on second and third with two outs, a one-run lead and Xavier University senior catcher Daniel Rizzie at the plate.Butler fell behind in the count, 2-0, but Rizzie popped the ball up to redshirt freshman third baseman Zach Milam for the final out of the Cardinals’ 5-4 win.
Junior right fielder Alex Call hit a pair of three-run home runs, one in each of Ball State's (17-12, 4-2 MAC) wins over defending MAC tournament champion Ohio University (11-16, 2-4 MAC), earning his first Mid-American Conference West Division Player of the Week award of the season.In the last four games, Call hit .600 (12-20), scored 11 runs, recorded 10 RBIs, and hit three doubles, a triple and two home runs.On the season, Call has the highest batting average, on-base percentage and slugging percentage in the MAC, slashing .421/.511/.702.
Ball State baseball (17-12, 4-2 MAC) scored 43 runs in three games against Ohio University (11-16, 4-2 MAC) and won two of the three games in the series.
Four Cardinal home runs, including a grand slam from junior first baseman Caleb Stayton, powered Ball State (17-12, 4-2 Mid-American Conference) past Ohio University (11-16, 2-4 MAC) 20-3.
Junior right fielder Alex Call stepped up to the plate for the Cardinals in the bottom of the seventh inning with one out and runners on second and third.
Ball State baseball (15-12, 2-2 MAC) came back from a three-run deficit to force extra innings against Ohio University (11-14, 2-2 MAC), but six unearned runs in the top of the 10th inning cost the Cardinals in a 12-6 loss.Head coach Rich Maloney said Ohio simply played better in the game."They won this game," he said.
After seven seasons in the minor leagues, former Ball State center fielder Jeremy Hazelbaker has finally made a Major League roster.
Ball State baseball (15-11, 2-1 MAC) will host Ohio University (10-14, 1-2 MAC) April 1-3 in a rematch of last year’s Mid-American Conference championship game.Last season, the Bobcats beat the Cardinals 6-2 to earn the MAC’s bid to the NCAA Regional tournament.
After Ball State baseball (15-11, 2-1 MAC) beat Valparaiso (8-14, 4-2 Horizon League) 3-2 yesterday, the Cardinals are currently 2-0 against other Indiana universities.
Ball State baseball (15-11, 2-1 MAC) fell behind against Valparaiso (8-14, 4-2 Horizon League), but came back to win 3-2 on the road.Ball State trailed 2-0 in the top of the sixth when junior second baseman Sean Kennedy hit a two-run home run off Valparaiso right-handed pitcher Ellis Foreman to tie the game.Junior right fielder Alex Call led off the top of the seventh with a single to centerfield and then stole second.
Two Ball State juniors swept this week's Mid-American Conference West Division Player and Pitcher of the Week awards.Right-handed pitcher Zach Plesac earned the Pitcher of the Week award after throwing a two-hit complete game shutout Saturday against a Miami (Ohio) squad that averaged 6.7 runs per game entering the series.Plesac (2-1, 3.03 ERA) racked up 11 strikeouts without giving up a walk in the 9-0 win.Alex Maloney, the Cardinals' starting shortstop, earned the Player of the Week award after hitting .438 with five runs scored.
Sophomore right-handed pitcher Zach Plesac led the Ball State’s pitching staff this weekend, striking out 11 in a two-hit complete game shutout over Miami (Ohio).
Ball State baseball (12-10) kicks off its Mid-American Conference schedule March 25 when it takes on the Miami Redhawks (8-10) in Oxford, Ohio.
Ball State (12-10) baseball came back from a seven run deficit to beat in-state rival Purdue (4-13).In the bottom of the second inning, the Cardinals trailed 7-0 but came back to score all nine of its runs over the next three innings.In the second, Mid-American Conference player of the week and junior outfielder Matt Eppers doubled to right center to score junior shortstop Alex Maloney for the Cardinals first run of the game.
Junior center fielder Matt Eppers was named the Mid-American Conference West Division Player of the Week after going 8-13 at the plate in a four-game series against Dayton this weekend.Eppers was a perfect 4-4 at the plate in Sunday's 3-1 loss. Head coach Rich Maloney said "it was one of the best games he's ever played.""I'm certainly happy for him and his star sure shined today," he said after the game.Eppers also scored the lone Cardinals' run in the game.
In its first home stand of the season, Ball State baseball (11-10) won three of four games against the University of Dayton (4-14). The Cardinals scored four or more runs in an inning in each of the three victories.
Ball State baseball (11-10) closed out its home opening series March 20 with a 3-1 loss to Dayton (4-14).