Late home run lifts Ball State over High Point
Sophomore Caleb Stayton's 3-run home run in the bottom of the eighth inning broke a 3-3 tie and lifted the Ball State baseball team over High Point for the second straight day.
With the win, the Cardinals got back to .500 on the season with a 2-2 record.
Offensively, Ball State outhit High Point 10-8. Senior Elbert Devarie led the team with eight hits, while outfielder Alex Call, catcher Jarett Rindfleisch and Stayton added two hits apiece.
Team: Runs Hits Errors
High Point 3 8 1
Ball State 6 10 1
Stayton's four RBIs led the Cardinals, while Devarie recorded one and third baseman Sean Kennedy had one also.
Sophomore Zach Plesac got the start on the mound, throwing 103 pitches in 5.2 innings of 6-hit baseball. He allowed two earned runs while striking out seven.
In relief, fifth-year senior Devin Wilburn and sophomore B.J. Butler each pitched 1.2 innings. They combined to allow one earned run on two hits.
Ball State returns to action today in Aiken, S.C. at 4:30 p.m. against Elon.