Redshirt sophomore utility player McKayla Timmons waits to score in a game against Northern Illinois March 28 at the First Merchants Ballpark Complex. Timmons had three hits and one RBI during the game. Katelyn Howell, DN

Ball State drops third MAC series in a row against Western Michigan

In a mid-week road series against Western Michigan, Ball State softball fell 2-1, the Cardinals have now lost three Mid-American Conference (MAC) series in a row. In the series opener, Ball State was run-ruled 10-2 and the Cardinals rounded out the series by splitting Wednesday’s doubleheader.



SOFTBALL

Ball State falls to Toledo in first home-series loss, drops to seventh in MAC

The Cardinals returned home for a Mid-American Conference (MAC) series with Toledo. After three games, the Cardinals fell 2-1 in their first home-series defeat.  “We've just gotta get the ball rolling,” Cardinals head coach Lacy Schurr said. “This team is very, very capable and I think we just need a little bit of momentum going into the right time of the year.”


Redshirt-sophomore McKayla Timmons throws a ball in a game against Notre Dame April 4 at Mellisa Cook Stadium in South Bend, Ind. Timmons went 0 - for - 3 at the plate. Brayden Goins, DN
SOFTBALL

Ball State falls to Notre Dame, suffers fourth loss in a row

On Tuesday evening, Ball State softball looked to get back in the win column after being swept by Ohio. This time, they traveled to South Bend to tangle with the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame. But after the lights were shut down and Melissa Cook Stadium went silent, the Cardinals (16-17, 6-5 Mid-American Conference) hopped on the bus with another loss.


Senior infielder Haley Wynn bats in a game against Northern Illinois March 28 at the First Merchants Ballpark Complex. Wynn had two hits during the game. Katelyn Howell, DN
SOFTBALL

Cardinals get swept in weekend series against Ohio

After taking over first place in the Mid-American Conference (MAC) last week, Ball State Softball looked to hold that position. But after being swept by the Ohio Bobcats in Athens, Ohio, the Cardinals are  now in fifth place while the Bobcats top the conference. 



Ball State players celebrate after fifth-year utility player Amelia Daniel hits a walk-off single to win the game in a game against Central Michigan March 26 at the Softball Field at First Merchant Ballpark Complex. Daniel's RBI in the game was the game winning run. Brayden Goins, DN
SOFTBALL

Ball State sweeps Central Michigan in first home series

In Ball State’s first home series of the 2023 campaign, the Cardinals were able to bring out the brooms as they swept Central Michigan. “There's something special about this team when we're playing at home,” head coach Lacy Schurr said. “You know, this is my third season [as Ball State head coach] and there's something about being at home. If we have strikes and outs left on the board, we're still in the game.”


Redshirt Senior infielder Jazmyne Armendariz throws the ball to first base during a practice Feb. 14 at the Softball Filed at First Merchants Ballpark Complex. Zach Carter, DN
SOFTBALL

Cardinals split away series against Kent State

In the first game, the Cardinals fell 4-3 after the Golden Flashes hit a walk-off double. As a team, the Cardinals (11-12, 1-1 MAC) only had five hits. But the second game was a much different story as they launched a season high of 16 hits to win 15-9.  


 Redshirt freshman infielder McKenna Mulholland gloves a ground ball during a practice Feb. 14 at the Softball Filed at First Merchants Ballpark Complex. Zach Carter, DN
SPORTS

Ball State Softball wins one, loses three in Liberty Flames Classic

After splitting a mid-week series with East Tennessee State (4-16), Ball State Softball went 1-3 in the Liberty Flames Classic. The Cardinals (10-11) fell to Liberty (13-9), No. 23 Maryland (19-4) and split two games with Sacred Heart (7-8). A game was supposed to be played March 12 against Fairfield (3-9), however, it was canceled.  



Redshirt Senior infielder Jazmyne Armendariz throws the ball to first base during a practice Feb. 14 at the Softball Filed at First Merchants Ballpark Complex. Zach Carter, DN
SOFTBALL

Ball State’s 2023 Season is here and the Cardinals are "chomping at the bit"

Ball State Softball’s first two seasons under head coach Lacy Schurr’s direction have been two different stories. In her first season, the COVID-19 season, the Cardinals went 37-18. The team broke a handful of program records including the most Mid-American Conference (MAC) wins (31) and the longest MAC winning streak with 16 games. Ball State also broke multiple statistical records including the best batting average (.329) and on-base percentage (.415) for a single season. 








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