SOFTBALL: Cardinals split second day of Radford Tournament

Ball State defeats Pittsburgh, loses to host Radford

Leaving runners on base has been a problem for Ball State this season and it continued again Saturday.

Even with these problems, the Cardinals managed to split both games Saturday in the Radford Tournament, defeating Pittsburgh 2-1 and losing to Radford 4-3 in the afternoon.

In their first game against the Panthers, the Cardinals managed to score two runs on three hits.

Junior catcher Amanda Montalto hit a solo home run in the bottom of the second inning. Senior third baseman Kate Wilczynski hit a sac fly in the bottom of the sixth inning to drive in the only runs for Ball State.

Sophomore right-handed pitcher Audra Sanders moved her record to 8-6 on the season, giving up five hits and one run in seven innings pitched.

Against the Highlanders, the Cardinal offense left seven runners on base while tallying 11 hits and three runs.

Freshman first baseman Taylor Rager went 3-3 with an RBI while senior center fielder Lisa Rozanski added two hits and an RBI of her own.

Junior right-hander Audrey Workman pitched all seven innings for Ball State, giving up seven hits, four walks and four runs.

The Cardinals finish up play in the Radford Tournament Sunday morning, when they play the Colonials of Robert Morris. First pitch is at 9 a.m.