BASEBALL: Ball State upends No. 10 Louisville

Ball State defeated No. 10 Louisville 5-1 in the second game of Saturday's doubleheader. Reliever Perci Garner (1-0) threw four innings, allowing one run for the victory.


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.


BASEBALL: Ball State defeats Albany behind strong relief pitching, offense

The Cardinals (3-6) fell behind 6-1 in the second inning, as starting pitcher Scott Brothers delivered the worst start of the season for Ball State. The senior lasted just 1 1/3 innings, allowing six runs on six hits. But freshmen Jon Cisna and Michael Sandman combined for 7 2/3 shutout innings, and Ball State's offense rallied for nine runs.


BASEBALL: Bullpen falters as Blazers win four-game set

Ball State got solid starts against host UAB from Cal Bowling, Scott Brothers Jr. and Kolbrin Vitek, but all three came away without a victory. In the final three games, nine relievers combined to go 0-2 with three blown saves, a 9.75 ERA and 17 walks in 12 innings of work.

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