Ball State softball begins MAC play

The Ball State softball team will kick off its Mid-American Conference play this weekend against Miami University. The team's schedule up to this point has been one of the toughest Ball State has ever played, and all 28 of its games have been on the road.

March 8, 2016: NCAA Softball game action between Ball State Cardinals and the UCF Knights in the UCF Spring Fling at UCF Softball Complex in Orlando, Florida

Ball State softball goes 2-0 in rainy weekend

What was supposed to be a four-game tournament turned into two after the Ball State softball tournament had two games rained out on March 19 in College Park, Maryland. Senior pitcher Nicole Steinbach posted a complete game shutout in the Cardinals' 2-0 win over Massachusetts.

Junior pitcher Nicole Steinbach pitches the ball during the double the first game of header against Western Kentucky at First Merchants Ballpark Complex on March 21. DN PHOTO ALAINA JAYE HALSEY

Nicole Steinbach wins 3rd MAC West Pitcher of the Week award

Ball State senior pitcher Nicole Steinbach won her third Mid-American Conference West Pitcher of the Week award this season. Over the weekend of March 18-20, Steinbach pitched against Massachusetts and Boston at the Maryland Tournament. She collected two wins to add to her team high total of eleven. 

Womens Softball Team & Individual

Softball freshmen make early impact

The Ball State softball team only has four freshmen on its roster and each of them have had significant playing time in their first year in Muncie. Ball State is near the midway point of its season and each one of the freshmen has seen time in at least two-thirds of the games thus far.

Freshman infielder Julia Bailey runs the bases  against IPFW March 18 at the Softball Field at the First Merchants Ballpark Complex.  DN PHOTO MAKAYLA JOHNSON

Ball State softball prepares for WKU Hilton Plaza Invitational

The softball team will look to improve their record this weekend in Bowling Green, Ky., where they’ll see Southeast Missouri, Western Carolina, Western Kentucky and Valparaiso. The team is coming off its second straight 2-3 weekend in Houston which saw three losses, one to Iowa State and two to Texas. “The first loss to Iowa State was a heartbreaker."

Freshman pitcher Carolyn Wilmes throws the ball to first base during the second game of the double header against Western Kentucky at First Merchants Ballpark Complex on March 21. DN PHOTO ALAINA JAYE HALSEY

Cardinals shutout Falcons, sweep series

Ball State continued to dominate Bowling Green, once again shutting out the Falcons to sweep the weekend with a 9-0 win. A strong pitching performance by Carolyn Wilmes helped lead the Cardinals to the big victory.