Ball State baseball erases 7-run deficit, beat Purdue 9-8

Junior infielder for the Ball State Cardinals Alex Maloney attempts to hit the ball during the game against Dayton on March 18. DN PHOTO GRACE RAMEY
Junior infielder for the Ball State Cardinals Alex Maloney attempts to hit the ball during the game against Dayton on March 18. DN PHOTO GRACE RAMEY

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Ball State baseball (12-10) came back from a 7-run deficit to beat in-state rival Purdue (4-13) 9-8.

In the bottom of the second inning, the Cardinals trailed 7-0 but came back to score all 9 of their runs over the next three innings.

In the second, Mid-American Conference Player of the Week and junior outfielder Matt Eppers doubled to right center to score junior shortstop Alex Maloney for the Cardinals' first run of the game. Sophomore third baseman Colin Brockhouse scored on a wild pitch in the same inning. 

The Cardinals took advantage of the northeast-blowing winds and saw back-to-back home runs from junior first baseman Caleb Stayton and junior catcher Jarett Rindfleisch. Ball State scored 5 runs on six hits while leaving one left on base in the third.

Three hits led to the Ball State's final 2 runs in the bottom of the fourth inning.

Maloney led the Cardinals' offensive attack with three hits, while a number of other players finished with two. Ball State nearly doubled Purdue's seven team hits with 13 of its own.

Ball State returns to action March 25 for the start of its Mid-American Conference schedule with a three-game series against Miami.

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