Offensive explosion helps Ball State softball power past LIU-Brooklyn

<p>Junior pinch runner Aeshia Miles runs to third base during the second game of the double-header against Northern Illinois on April 4 at the Softball Field at the First Merchants Ballpark Complex. Ball State won the first game 3-2 and the second game 6-4. <strong>Emma Rogers, DN File</strong></p>

Junior pinch runner Aeshia Miles runs to third base during the second game of the double-header against Northern Illinois on April 4 at the Softball Field at the First Merchants Ballpark Complex. Ball State won the first game 3-2 and the second game 6-4. Emma Rogers, DN File

Ball State (1-1) had five different players drive in runs in its 10-2 rout of LIU-Brooklyn (0-2) on Friday evening to earn its first victory in 2018.

Sophomore left fielder Haley Dominique drove in half of Ball State's runs on the day, recording a career-best five RBIs in the process.

Seniors Carolyn Wilmes and Alyssa Rothwell held things down inside the circle for the Cardinals, as Wilmes was credited with the victory.

LIU-Brooklyn only managed two hits in the game, and both of its runs came in the fourth inning. Ball State senior right fielder Cadie O'Donnell also recorded two hits and an RBI for the Cards.

Next up, Ball State plays North Carolina State on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. The game is in Fort Myers, Florida.

Contact Sam Barloga with comments by emailing sabarloga@bsu.edu or on Twitter @SamBarloga.

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