Article Image
T.J. Weir pitched eight innings in the Ball State 5-2 win over Miami University.
Courtesy: BSU Photo Services

Baseball Team Hands Miami University a 5-2 Loss

Courtesy: Ball State Athletics
         
Release: April 20, 2013
Print RSS
Share |

 

Ball State's baseball team defeated Miami University 5-2 in Oxford, Ohio, to improve to 17-18 overall and 6-8 in the Mid-American Conference.  With the loss, the RedHawks fall to 8-6 in league play and 17-19 overall.

T.J. Weir started the game on the mound and earned the victory to improve to 2-1 on the season.  Weir pitched eight innings, allowing only two earned runs on seven hits and struck out four in the victory.  Miles Moeller pitched the ninth inning and allowed only one hit, while striking out one to earn the save.

The Cardinals fell behind 1-0 after Miami University scored in the bottom of the second inning, but Ball State answered immediately with its first run of the game in the top of the third.

Blake Beemer doubled in the third with one out and scored on a Sean Godfrey single and fielding error by MU's centerfielder.

Miami University added one more run in the bottom of the fourth to take a 2-1 lead in the contest before the Cardinals busted out for three runs in the fifth and one run in the sixth to seal the MAC victory.

In the fifth, Wes Winkle opened the inning by reaching first after being hit by a pitch.  He stole second and Beemer walked to set the stage for a Godfrey double that scored Winkle and moved Beemer to third.  Billy Wellman grounded out to shortstop, scoring Beemer, and then Kevin Schlotter's single plated Godfrey and put Ball State ahead 4-2.

The Cardinals added a sixth inning insurance run when Ryan Spaulding led off the inning with a single, followed by a Sam Tidaback sacrifice bunt and a throwing error by the RedHawks.  With runners on second and third, Elbert Devarie walked to load the bases and Winkle's fielder's choice grounder scored Spaulding and gave the Cardinals the 5-2 lead.

Beemer was 2-for-3 on the day with two runs scored, while Godfrey managed a 2-for-4 performance from the plate with one run-batted-in and one run scored.  Wellman was 2-for-5 with an RBI, while Schlotter tallied one hit in four at-bats plus knocked in one run.

The two teams will complete the three-game series with a 1 p.m. contest Sunday.  The series is even at one game apiece after Miami University posted the Friday 1-0 victory and the Cardinals Saturday win.

CONNECT WITH THE CARDINALS
BALL STATE ALL ACCESS
Baseball: TJ Weir Makes AA Debut
Baseball: Call and Stayton All-American Promo
Baseball: Cardinals Pitching Depth at New Heights
Baseball: Meet 'Big Smooth'
Baseball: Alex Call Conquers E-Day
Baseball: Cardinals Boast Two-Way Stars
Baseball: First Merchants Ballpark Ribbon Cutting
Sports Link: Baseball pushes past CMU
SportsLink: Baseball Highlights vs. Ohio
Baseball: History Unwrapped (w/ Sean Kennedy)
Ball State All Access
http://www.meijer.com/
Meineke Car Care
Uploaded Ad
Uploaded Ad
Uploaded Ad
Uploaded Ad
A-1 Graphics
American Chevrolet
Applebee's
Burger King
Cousin Vinnys
Dillman's Furniture
Discount Tire
Holiday Inn Express
Jimmy John's
Johnny Carino's
Mancino's
Muncie Auto Group
Mutual Bank
Peak Property Group
Pepsi
Sam Pierce Chevrolet
Shane Co.
Tom Raper RV
Victory Honda
Village Promenade
MacAllister Rentals
A-1 For Fun
Baskin Robins
Domino's
Prime Trust
Sport Clips
T.I.S. Bookstore
TMax
Advanced Signs
Cambria Hotels and Suites
Central Indiana Orthopedic
Coldwell Banker
Cooper Tires
Deans
Downtown Muncie Red
Ford
Intrust Bank
McCoy Ford-Lincoln
Mits
Mursix
Papa John's
Reynold's Farm Equipment
Terrance Smith Distributing
Texas Roadhouse
University Avenue Dental
Windermere Place
McDonald's
Lids
Stoops
stop