BASEBALL: Ball State excited for home opener against Miami

Since the season began Feb. 19, the Cardinals (8-15) have played all 23 games on the road, visiting teams in seven states. So the team is understandably excited about its home opener Friday at 3 p.m. against Miami University (11-12).


BASEBALL: Vitek returns to ace form at Ohio

Kolbrin Vitek shutout the Bobcats for seven innings, allowing just two hits for his first victory of the season. That game, combined with him going 6-for-12 with three runs and two RBIs in the series, netted Vitek national player of the week honors from Collegiate Baseball Newspaper.


BASEBALL: Ball State wins first MAC series of season at Ohio

The win secured Ball State's first series victory of the year to open the Mid-American Conference season. The Cardinals (8-15) split the first two games of the weekend, winning 10-1 Friday, before dropping the first game Saturday 4-2 and winning the second game 4-0.


BASEBALL: Senior doing damage from sixth spot in lineup

Coach Greg Beals said Benbow's experience has allowed him to take advantage of the good hitting situations he finds himself in. Benbow is a four-year starter for the Cardinals, something he says has helped him succeed this year.


BASEBALL: Cardinals' offense falters after early weekend runs

Ball State scored 22 runs in their first two games of the weekend against the University of Michigan and Lipscomb University, including a nine-run sixth inning that propelled Ball State to victory against Lipscomb. But Ball State (5-11) sputtered Sunday, scoring just three runs in a loss to the University of Illinois.

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