Ball State Cardinals (14-15; MAC 4-5)
Friday: Ball State vs. Central Michigan (3:00) -- Muncie, Ind.
Saturday: Ball State vs. Central Michigan (1:00) -- Muncie, Ind.
Sunday: Ball State vs. Central Michigan (1:00) -- Muncie, Ind.
Ball State Baseball This Week
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SCOUTING BALL STATE: The Cardinals are 14-15 overall and 4-5 in the Mid-American Conference after suffering a 7-5 loss to Bowling Green in Muncie, Ind., in a non-conference game Tuesday . . . The Cardinals, who had a Wednesday game at Purdue cancelled due to weather, will host MAC foe Central Michigan Friday through Sunday at Ball Diamond.
SCOUTING CENTRAL MICHIGAN: The Chippewas are 13-18 overall and 3-6 in Mid-American Conference games this season . . . Central Michigan defeated Oakland 7-4 in a Wednesday non-league game after losing two out of three games at home to MAC foe Northern Illinois last weekend.
THE SERIES: The Cardinals and Central Michigan have met 132 times with the Chippewas holding an 83-49 advantage in the series.
NATIONAL RANKINGS: Scott Baker ranks third in the nation in victories with seven . . . There are two pitchers from across the nation who lead with eight wins apiece . . . Baker and Chris Marangon are tied for 17th nationally in games started with eight apiece . . . Baker is 85th in the nation with 48 strikeouts . . . Ball State is 70th in the country with 1.89 double plays per game.