Cardinals Head to BGSU for First Time in Three Years
Cardinals Head to BGSU for First Time in Three Years

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Game #36 – Ball State at Bowling Green
Friday, April 20, 3:05 p.m.
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Game #37– Ball State at Bowling Green
Saturday, April 21, 1:05 p.m.
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Game #38– Ball State at Bowling Green
Sunday, April 22, 1:05 p.m.
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Projected Starting Pitchers (2018 stats)
Friday – John Baker, RHP (3-4, 3.97 ERA, 81 Ks)
Saturday – Drey Jameson, RHP (3-0, 4.85, 55 Ks)
Sunday – TBA
 
Around the Horn
Opening PitchBall State will look to break its MAC trend this weekend. Since opening conference play by winning two of three at league leader Kent State, the Cardinals have gone 1-2 in each of the last three series against Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan and Miami.
 
Ball State is still hoping its bats will heat up. The Cardinals hit a league high .313 against MAC competition in 2017. This year, Ball State ranks ninth with a .235 batting average.
 
Ball State's pitching has struck out 111 league batters, which is right behind MAC leader Kent State (119). Meanwhile, Bowling Green batters have struck out a league-low 71 times in conference games.
 
Series History: This will be Ball State's first visit to Bowling Green since 2015. The last two meetings have taken place in Muncie. Ball State swept the three-game series in 2017, averaging 14.3 runs per game. 
 
Former Cardinal Sean Kennedy was the star in a 23-5 win in game two of the series, going 5-for-5 with three home runs, a triple, a double and nine RBIs. He set a program single-game record with 17 total bases. Kennedy's home run and RBI numbers were each one shy of the Ball State record.
 
Bowling Green holds a 61-56-2 lead in the all-time series and is 31-16 against the Cardinals at home.
 
This and That: Some random stats heading into the weekend …
 
• OF Colin Brockhouse needs two more starts to reach 100 for his collegiate career.
 
• Ball State starting pitchers have only notched one win in the last 11 games.
 
• Ball State's last three games have all been decided by one run. The Cardinals are 4-6 in one-run games and have lost four of their last five games decided by a run.
 
• C Chase Sebby has thrown out 10 of the last 12 runners attempting to steal a base.
 
• C Chase Sebby ranks second in the MAC and 24th nationally in on-base percentage (.495).
 
• Four players have batting averages over .300 in road games – C Chase Sebby (.450), SS Noah Powell (.340), INF Justin Kirkpatrick (.308) and OF Jeff Riedel (.307).
 
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