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.
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.
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.