Ball State Cardinals (12-13; MAC 2-4)
Friday: Ball State at Western Michigan (3:00) -- Kalamazoo, Mich.
Saturday: Ball State at Western Michigan (1:00) -- Kalamazoo, Mich.
Sunday: Ball State at Western Michigan (1:00) -- Kalamazoo, Mich.
Ball State Baseball This Week
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SCOUTING BALL STATE: The Cardinals are 12-13 overall and 2-4 in the Mid-American Conference after suffering a 10-9 home loss to Northern Kentucky Wednesday . . . Ball State will travel to head coach Rich Maloney's alma mater, Western Michigan, for a three-game weekend series.
SCOUTING WESTERN MICHIGAN: The Broncos are 10-17 overall and 4-2 in the MAC after winning one of three games at home over Buffalo over the weekend and tallying a 12-1 midweek win over Chicago State Wednesday . . . Andrew Sohn leads the team with a .384 batting average . . . Theo Piccirilli is hitting at a .346 pace while Steve Buglione is batting .343 pace for the Broncos.
THE SERIES: The Cardinals and WMU have met 156 times with the Broncos holding a 92-64 lead in the all-time series . . . The series dates back to 1933 . . . Western Michigan has won all three games in the series in each of the last two seasons.
NATIONAL RANKINGS: Scott Baker ranks third in the nation in victories with six . . . There are two pitchers from across the nation who lead with seven wins apiece . . . Baker and Chris Marangon are tied for 17th nationally in games started with seven apiece . . . Baker is 69th in the nation with 44 strikeouts . . . Ball State is 62nd in the country with 0.92 double plays per game.