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The Odd Couple: Softball's Freshman Pitching Duo

Courtesy: Ball State Athletics
Release: May 09, 2013
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Ball State returned just one inning pitched prior to the 2013 season.  On the outside there were questions about how the Cardinals would fill that void, and with whom.  But inside the BSU camp there was little doubt about pitching.  In hindsight, there was good reason not to worry.  

Heading into the Mid-American Conference tournament, the Cards now boast two of the better arms in the league with friends, and freshman, Kelsey Schifferdecker and Nicole Steinbach.  In fact, it was Steinbach that claimed the league's Freshman-of-the-Year honors this season.

Dive deeper into the success of the Cardinals rookie hurlers, and find out what makes them Ball State's version of 'The Odd Couple.'


2013 MAC Softball Tournament Schedule:

   Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Game 1               No. 5 Miami (12-10 MAC) vs. No. 8 Toledo (8-14 MAC)                     11 a.m.

Game 2               No. 6 Ohio (9-13 MAC) vs. No. 7 Bowling Green (9-13 MAC)         1:30 p.m.
Game 3               Game 1 Winner vs. No. 4 Northern Illinois (14-8 MAC)                        5 p.m.
Game 4               Game 2 Winner vs. No. 3 Central Michigan (15-7 MAC)               7:30 p.m.

   Thursday, May 9, 2013 
Game 5               Game 2 Loser vs. Game 3 Loser                                                           11 a.m.

Game 6               Game 1 Loser vs. Game 4 Loser                                                        1:30 p.m.
Game 7               Game 3 Winner vs. No. 1 Ball State (18-3 MAC)                                  5 p.m.
Game 8               Game 4 Winner vs. No. 2 Kent State (16-6 MAC)                           7:30 p.m.

   Friday, May 10, 2013 
Game 9              Game 6 Winner vs. Game 7 Loser                                                        11 a.m.

Game 10            Game 5 Winner vs. Game 8 Loser                                                    1:30 p.m.
Game 11            Game 7 Winner vs. Game 8 Winner                                                      5 p.m.
Game 12            Game 9 Winner vs. Game 10 Winner                                              7:30 p.m.

   Saturday, May 11, 2013
Game 13            Game 12 Winner vs. Game 11 Loser                                                   11 a.m.

Game 14            Game 11 Winner vs. Game 13 Winner                                            1:30 p.m.
Game 15            Replay Game 14 - If Necessary                                                               4 p.m.



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