RECAP: Ball State baseball home opener double-header vs. Dayton

On a 37-degree day in March, senior pitcher BJ Butler pitched a complete-game shutout to give Ball State baseball (10-8) their ninth win of the season in the Cardinals' home opener. The last time a pitcher from Ball State’s roster pitched a complete-game shutout was March 26, 2016 by Zach Plesac for a 9-0 victory over Miami.

CJ Alexander takes a few minutes after Saturdays double header to answer a few questions. (Sharpe L. Marshall//Ball State Spring Training)

Why CJ Alexander left Florida to join Ball State baseball

Ball State baseball’s Florida getaway was more like a homecoming for CJ Alexander. Over Spring Break, the Cardinals, along with 18 other Division-I schools, competed in the annual Snowbird Baseball Classic in Port Charlotte, Florida — about an hour away from Alexander’s home in Cape Coral.

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