Article Image
Zach Plesac
Courtesy: Mike Janes Photography

Baseball Hosting Weekend Series with Bowling Green

Courtesy: Ball State Athletics
         
Release: March 19, 2014
Send this article to a friend Print RSS
Share |

 

This Week in Ball State Baseball

This Week’s Probable Pitchers for Ball State:
Fri. (3:00) vs. Bowling Green -- #7 T.J. Weir, Sr., RHP
Sat. (1:00) vs. Bowling Green -- #41 Scott Baker, Jr., RHP
Sun. (1:00) vs. Bowling Green -- #11 Zach Plesac, Fr., RHP

Head Coach Rich Maloney (#2)
Career Record:  642-420-1 (19 Seasons)
Record at Ball State:  301-176-1 (9 Seasons)

Internet Radio/Live Stats
www.ballstatesports.com -- Rick Johnston (play-by-play)

•  Ball State is 13-8 this season after posting a 3-3 record in its six games in North Carolina last week . . . The Cardinals played at Campbell and then hosted IPFW in a four game series in North Carolina as a part of their spring break trip.

•  Ball State head coach Rich Maloney earned his 300th win as the Cardinals’ head coach with a 15-2 victory over IPFW at Campbell University last Saturday . . . Maloney now has 642 career wins, with 301 of those coming as Ball State’s head coach . . . He needs 23 wins to become the winningest in school history.

•  Ball State’s 9-3 start in 2014 was the best for the Cardinals since beginning the 1981 campaign with a 9-3 mark . . . Ball State started this season with a 3-0 record, which was the best start to a season for the Cardinals since the 1985 campaign when they opened the year with four straight wins.

•  Ball State was picked to finish first in the Mid-American Conference West Division in the league’s preseason poll, which is selected by the MAC’s 12 head coaches.

•  Ball State finished second in the MAC West Division last season and advanced to the championship game of the conference tournament before being eliminated by Bowling Green.

•  The Cardinals’ improvement from a 14-36 record in 2012 to a 31-24 mark in 2013 marked the eighth best turnaround in the NCAA.

•  In the latest NCAA statistics, Ball State ranks in the top 50 in various categories:  home runs (20th), home runs per game (33rd), hits (40th), strikeouts per nine innings (40th) and doubles (42nd).

•  Sean Godfrey ranks first in the nation with 12 doubles, sixth with 0.57 doubles per game, 17th with 51 total bases, 22nd with 17 runs scored, 22nd with 23 runs-batted-in and 30th with four home runs . . . Zach Plesac is second in the nation with five pitching victories.

CONNECT WITH THE CARDINALS
BALL STATE ALL ACCESS
Baseball: Cards Play Whiffle Ball with Boys &...
Baseball: Cardinals in the Pros Update
Baseball: Ball Diamond Construction Underway
MLB ADVANCED MEDIA: Snyder scores go-ahead run...
Baseball: Dean Anna Returns to Indiana
Baseball: The Cardinal's Unsung Hero
SL TV: Four Tenths Of A Second - Jacob Brewer
Baseball: Cards End Season in MAC Tournament
SL TV: An Internal Battle - Ryan Spaulding
Baseball: MAC Tournament Game 2 Recap
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