SOFTBALL: Milian breaks career strikeout record in sweep of Indiana

Run rule comes into effect in Cardinals' game two win

The Ball State University softball team swept its doubleheader series against Indiana University today at the BSU Softball Complex.

Along with the two victories, senior pitcher Elizabeth Milian became the number one strikeout leader in Ball State softball history.

In the first game Indiana (9-27) jumped out to an early lead, that lead was short-lived as Alyssa Collins produced with a two-out single scoring Jessie Ware and Lisa Rozanski in the bottom of the first.

The Cardinals (26-9) continued their scoring in the bottom of the second on a one out double by Amanda Carpenter that scored Jessie Ware and Lisa Rozanski yet again. Alyssa Collins picked up her third RBI scoring shortstop Alicia Barkley.

The Hoosiers tacked on one run in the fifth, but were unable to make a comeback, making the final score 5-2.

Milian pitched a complete game, giving up seven hits, two earned runs and eight strikeouts.

The Cardinals jumped out to an early lead in the second game with two quick runs scored off an Amanda Carpenter bases loaded double.

The big inning for Ball State came in the third as the Cardinals produced six runs making a deficit of 8-0, a deficit too much for the Hoosiers to come back from.

The mercy rule came into effect after just five innings and Ball State took the contest with a final score of 9-1.

Audra Sanders for the Cardinals pitched five innings giving up just four hits, one earned run, and striking out two.

For complete coverage of today's doubleheader, read tomorrow's edition of The Ball State Daily News.