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Kevin Schlotter (#6) celebrates Ryan Spaulding's first HR of the season.
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Baseball Suffers 7-5 Loss to Bowling Green


Ball State's baseball team suffered a 7-5 loss at home to Bowling Green in a non-conference game Tuesday afternoon.

The Cardinals jumped out to an early 1-0 lead when Sean Godfrey hit his fourth homerun of the season over the left field wall with two outs in the bottom of the first.

After Bowling Green scored two runs in the top of the fourth to take a 2-1 lead, Ball State responded wih a three-run fourth inning to take the lead back 4-2.  A two-run homer by T.J. Weir, his third of the season, and a sacrifice fly by Brandon Estep provided the offensive output for the Cardinals.

Bowling Green would tie the game in the sixth inning with two runs and then add three in the seventh to take a 7-4 advantage.

Ball State responded again with one run in the eighth on Ryan Spaulding's fist HR of the season and pulled the Cardinals within 7-5.  But that is as close as the Cardinals would get as they suffered the loss in a non-conference game to Bowling Green.

Weir started the game and pitched four innings, allowing no hits and striking out five in his appearance.  Tyler Jordan suffered the loss to fall to 1-5 on th season.

Godfrey led the Cardinals with a 3-for-5 performance from the plate with one run-batted-in and one run scored.  Weir was 1-for-4 with two RBI and one run scored.

The Cardinals fell to 14-15 overall, while Bowling Green improved to 8-19 on the season.

Ball State will travel to Purdue for a Wednesday 6 p.m. game before returning to Ball Diamond to host MAC foe Central Michigan in a three-game series Friday through Sunday.  Friday's first pitch is scheduled for 3 p.m.


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