Jumping out to an early lead, Ball State University held on and defeated No. 15 University of Arkansas 5-2 Saturday afternoon.
The Cardinals were led by second baseman Kolbrin Vitek who went 4-for-5 with three runs and an RBI. The victory is Ball State's first against a ranked team since it defeated No. 23 Ohio State University 20-8 last year.
Morgan Coombs pitched five innings in relief of Cal Bowling for the victory. Coombs allowed one run and struck out eight Razorbacks. The loss went to Arkansas starting pitcher Geoffrey Davenport. The left-hander allowed two runs in four innings.
For full coverage of the game, read Sunday's edition of The Ball State Daily News.