After going 4-2 at the Madeira Beach Invitational, Ball State softball heads to sunny California for the Silicon Valley Classic to take on five opponents from the West.
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The role of the closer is one that is somewhat obscure but important at the same time. With three or fewer innings left and the opposition in a spot to tie the game, the circle in the center of the diamond is a lonely spot.
While the Cardinals flew back to Muncie for the week after their season-opening tournament in Fort Myers, Florida, the team only had to head two hours down the road for the Madeira Beach Invite this past weekend.
Having high expectations this season, as they have been predicted to win the Mid-American Conference regular season title and championship, Ball State Softball (3-2, 0-0 MAC) was looking to flex early.
The team was one win away.
Since becoming a varsity program in 1975, Ball State softball has reached 37 or more wins just five times. The 2018 season was one of those five.
Nearing the end of regular season play, Ball State softball (30-16, 12-6 MAC) played its first of a three-game series Friday against Eastern Michigan (9-34, 5-13 MAC). Junior Aeshia Miles’ hot hand on the mound gave the Cardinals a 5-0 shutout win over the Eagles.
April 13 will go down in the Ball State softball record books — and for a good reason.
For the first time in her career, Ball State softball player Alyssa Rothwell has been named MAC West Pitcher of the Week.
Errors by the Central Michigan defense and strong pitching by Ball State’s Alyssa Rothwell sealed two wins for Ball State softball Saturday on Senior Day.
Coming off its second straight loss on Wednesday, Ball State softball (27-15, 9-5 MAC) looks to get back into the swing of things in its final home series against Central Michigan (18-18, 8-6 MAC).
After a weather cancelation and a rescheduled game, Ball State softball (27-14, 9-5 MAC) faced off against Western Michigan (22-18, 9-6 MAC) in the final game of the weekend series this afternoon.
Ball State softball picks up program's 1000th win, Rothwell breaks saves record as team splits doubleheader
Ball State softball (27-13, 9-4 MAC) played host to Western Michigan (21-18, 8-6 MAC) in a doubleheader matchup Friday.
After having its first meeting rained out, Ball State softball (26-12, 8-3 MAC) was back on the road to take on Northern Illinois (14-24, 5-6 MAC). The Cardinals were victorious in two tight games, winning the first, 1-0, and the second, 6-5.
Splitting the doubleheader Friday, Ball State softball (24-12, 6-3 MAC) wrapped up its weekend series against Kent State (19-14, 5-4 MAC) in the rubber match. While the Cardinals were able to tie the game early, an array of fielding errors gave the Cardinals a 4-1 loss.
After having its first home game of the season rained out and this week’s matchup rescheduled due to weather, Ball State softball (24-11, 6-2 MAC) opened up its series with Kent State (18-14, 4-4 MAC) Friday in Muncie.
Ball State softball (23-10, 5-1 MAC) opens play at home against Kent State (17-13, 3-3 MAC) this weekend. After sweeping Akron on the road last weekend and combining for 30 runs in a two-day span, the team looks forward to competing at home.
After playing its opening 33 games on the road, Ball State softball (23-10, 5-1 MAC) will have to wait at least another three days to play its first home game of the 2018 season.
After a tight matchup on Friday, Ball State softball (23-10, 5-1 MAC) was looking for the series sweep against Akron (1-26, 0-5 MAC). Four home runs in the first game gave the Cardinals an 9-1, and an offensive explosion in the fourth and fifth innings of the second game gave the Cardinals the sweep with a 16-5 win.
Looking to stay hot in conference play, Ball State softball (21-10, 3-1 MAC) headed out for its second conference road match of the season against Akron (1-24, 0-4 MAC). The Zips kept the game close on the mound, but the Cardinals managed to walk away with a 5-2 win.