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Baseball Suffers 7-3 Loss to Western Michigan

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Release: April 18, 2014
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Ball State’s baseball team ran into a Western Michigan offense that tallied seven runs on 16 hits to defeat the Cardinals 7-3 in the first game of a three-game series Friday.

The Cardinals rallied to close the gap to 4-3 after six innings with the help of a two-run sixth frame.  But Western Michigan responded with three in the top of the eighth with the help of a two-run Ball State error to take a 7-3 lead.

With the loss, Ball State falls to 25-13 overall and 9-3 in the Mid-American Conference, while the Broncos improved to 14-19 overall and 5-8 in the league.

Ball State could muster only one hit – a T.J. Weir home run in the second inning – through the first six innings to fall behind the Broncos.  The homer was the third of the year for Weir, and the Cardinals only hit in the first five innings.

Weir’s homer was one of only three hits for the Cardinals with Alex Call and Brandon Estep each adding a single for Ball State.

Scott Baker started the game and suffered the loss to fall to 5-4 on the season.  Baker lasted 4.2 innings, and allowed only two earned runs to the Broncos.  Ball State’s bullpen finished out the game with Jacob Brewer, Nestor Bautista, Tyler Jordan and Kyle Raleigh all seeing action.

Ball State and Western Michigan will continue the series with a 1 p.m. game Saturday and conclude the contest with a 1 p.m. game Sunday at Ball Diamond.

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