Elizabeth Milian already claimed the Ball State University career strikeouts record earlier this season. But, like most aces, she wanted more.
The senior toed the rubber Saturday afternoon at Western Michigan University's Fran Ebert Field with 77 career wins, tied with Bernie Coffman as the most in program history.
But she left with win 78 – and her eighth shutout this season – becoming Ball State's all-time leader in wins in the Cardinals' 13-0, five-inning romp of the host Broncos.
The win is also Ball State's eighth straight after going on a season-high four-game losing streak.
Milian set the tone in the circle as her Ball State teammates became comfortable in the batters box.
She allowed just three hits and three walks while striking out eight in five innings of work. The Cardinals (35-13, 13-4 Mid-American Conference), meanwhile, went scoreless in the first inning before busting out with eight runs in the second frame, giving Milian more than enough run support to cruise to the victory.
In all, Ball State had 13 hits on the day off three Western Michigan (11-22, 6-11 MAC) pitchers. Catcher Amanda Montalto added to the list of records set by Ball State players this season when she hit her 15th double of the season, setting a new Ball State single-season record.
Right fielder Alyssa Collins went 3-for-4 on the day with three RBIs, while third baseman Jessie Ware went 2-for-4 out of the leadoff spot with her NCAA-leading 13th triple of the season.
The Cardinals end the two-game series with the Broncos today at 1 p.m.