For the third time this season and the second consecutive week, Ball State’s Scott Baker was named the Mid-American Conference West Division Pitcher of the Week.
Baker improved to 5-0 on the season with the victory in Ball State’s 9-2 win over IPFW Sunday. Baker threw seven innings, allowing no earned runs and three hits, while striking out eight batters. He limited hitters to a .120 batting average in the contest.
He has started five games this season and owns a 1.74 earned-run average, while pitching 31 innings. Baker, who ranks second in the nation in wins with five, has struck out 34 batters, while walking only 13. He has limited opponents to a .224 batting average with only six extra base hits on the year.
The Cardinals will host Akron in the MAC opening series Friday through Sunday at Ball Diamond. The teams are scheduled to play a 3 p.m. game Friday followed by 1 p.m. games Saturday and Sunday.