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.