Plesac, Maloney win MAC Pitcher, Player of the Week

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

Statistics vs. Miami

Junior RHP Zach Plesac — 9 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 11 K, 0 BB, W

Junior SS Alex Maloney — 7-16 (.438 average), 5 R, 3 RBI, 1 BB, 1 2B

Two Ball State juniors swept this week's Mid-American Conference West Division Player and Pitcher of the Week awards.

Right-handed pitcher Zach Plesac earned the Pitcher of the Week award after throwing a two-hit complete game shutout March 26 against a Miami (Ohio) squad that averaged 6.7 runs per game entering the series.

Plesac (2-1, 3.03 ERA) racked up 11 strikeouts without giving up a walk in the 9-0 win.

Alex Maloney, the Cardinals' starting shortstop, earned the Player of the Week award after hitting .438 with five runs scored. Against Purdue on March 22, he was 3-4 at the plate with an RBI and two runs scored.

Ball State (14-11, 2-1 MAC) won two of its three games against Miami March 25-27 and plays at Valparaiso March 29 at 3 p.m.

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