For the Ball State baseball team, Game 2 in Lynchburg, Virginia did not fare as well as the first.
Facing off against last season’s Big South Champions, the Liberty Flames, the Cardinals needed a good outing from starting pitcher Scott Baker.
Baker was unable to deliver as Liberty quickly jumped on the junior pitcher. A first inning sacrifice fly gave the Flames the early 1-0 lead, and four more runs in the second inning knocked Baker out of the game.
Liberty would proceed to score in four of the game’s final six innings, clubbing 15 hits compared to just four for the Cardinals, en route to a 13-0 victory.
The loss dropped Ball State’s record to 7-3 on the season and brought Baker’s record to 1-1.
The Cardinals will not have much time to dwell on the performance, as the team turns around and plays the second game of its doubleheader at 6 p.m. against Rider.