BASEBALL: Team prepares for home schedule
Twenty-one games into the season, the Ball State baseball team has yet to play a home game. Its first chance to play at Ball Diamond will come this weekend as the Cardinals open conference play with a three-game set against the Bowling Green Falcons.
The Cardinals come into the weekend with momentum, as the team is riding a three-game win streak. With conference play beginning, Ball State’s record sits at 13-8, three games better than last season’s 10-11 mark through 21 games.
During the current win streak the Cardinal’s pitching staff has kept the opposition in check. In the final three games against IPFW the Mastodons were only able to score five runs, while being held to two runs or less in each contest. The pitching staff’s turnaround was vastly needed, as over the six games prior to the win streak, they had allowed 12.17 runs a game.
First pitch for Friday’s game is set for 3 p.m., while Saturday and Sunday’s contests are scheduled for a 1 p.m. start time. All three games will play at Ball Diamond.