SOFTBALL: Ball State players receive tournament honors

Montalto earns MVP honors in Radford Tournament

In addition to winning the Radford Tournament Sunday in Troutville, Va., Ball State had three players named to the all-tournament team for their individual performances in the three-day event.

Junior catcher Amanda Montalto received Most Valuable Player honors, going 6-12 with two home runs, seven RBIs, four runs, one triple, and an astonishing 1.250 slugging percentage.

Senior shortstop Alicia Barkley and sophomore right-handed pitcher Audra Sanders joined tournament MVP Montalto on the all-tournament team.

Barkley went 8-16 in the tournament with three stolen bases, three runs, two walks and two RBIs while Sanders had a 1.47 earned run average in her three wins for the Cardinals.

The Cardinals travel back home Thursday to play the Flyers of Dayton in a double-header. First pitch is at 3 p.m. and 5 p.m., respectively.