It's been eight years since then-Seattle Seahawks receiver Golden Tate shared his thoughts on how NASCAR drivers aren't athletes, but the debate remains prevalent today, even bleeding over into IndyCar.
INDIANAPOLIS — What Simon Pagenaud did Saturday to secure his third Grand Prix victory seemed all but impossible, and while his win may end up as a candidate for comeback of the year, not many people can say they were there to see it in person.
Coming into the series finale Sunday between Ball State (28-15, 12-4 MAC) and Bowling Green (13-26, 6-12 MAC), all signs pointed toward a high-scoring, back-and-forth game. By the end of the game, there were a total of three runs and eight hits as the Cardinals completed the sweep with a game-three score of 2-1.
Freshman Justin Conant flipped the ball to senior Will Baker who fired it to senior John Ricotta for the game-ending double-play, giving the Cardinals a 3-2 win as well as a series win.
Just 14 pitches into the game, sophomore Drey Jameson punched out Indiana’s (28-13, 9-3 Big 10) first three batters. It was a favorable start for Ball State (25-15, 9-4 MAC), especially after giving up four runs in the first inning of the Cardinals’ 14-3 loss to the Hoosiers just a week prior. Tuesday, despite ending in a 9-3 loss, was a bounce-back game for the Cardinals.