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Baseball Wins Two over IPFW Saturday

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Release: March 15, 2014
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Ball State's baseball team tallied 15-2 and 9-2 victories over IPFW in Buies Creek, N.C. Saturday afternoon to improve to 13-8 on the season.

In the first game, Ball State’s offense exploded for 15 runs on 19 hits, while Scott Baker limited the Mastodons to no runs on three hits in seven innings to secure the victory.

Sean Godfrey was 5-for-5 with four runs-batted-in and two runs scored, while Alex Call, Jarrett Rindfleish, Sean Kennedy, Caleb Stayton and Kyle Raleigh managed two hits apiece in the contest.

After scoring three runs in their first at-bat, the Cardinals rallied to a 6-0 lead after four before a seven-run fifth inning put Ball State ahead 13-0.

Baker improved to 2-2 on the season, and Alex Maloney made his first pitching appearance of the season and struck out three in the final two frames.

In the second game, the Cardinals rallied for four runs in the first, one in the second and three in the third to take an 8-0 lead after three innings and coasted to the victory.

Zach Plesac earned the pitching victory to improve to 5-1 on the season, while Tyler Jordan pitched three innings and Raleigh finished the game with an appearance in the final frame.

Rindfleish and Stayton each homered for the Cardinals, while Godfrey was 3-for-5 with one RBI.  Call managed three hits and three runs-batted-in with five at-bats, while Rindfleish was 2-for-4 with three RBI.  Stayton was 3-for-4 with two RBI and one run scored.

Ball State is scheduled to play Dayton in its home opener Tuesday at Ball Diamond in Muncie, Ind. 

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