Baseball looking to redeem itself after historical loss Wednesday

Sean Shapiro and Sean Shapiro

After their worst loss of the season, as well as the program’s history, BG’s baseball team will look to rebound this weekend against Ball State. Wednesday, the Falcons fell 27-7 to Eastern Michigan as the visitors rang up 28 hits, the most a Falcon team has ever allowed. In the game, BG used their entire roster as 10 pitchers and 16 different position players made an appearance. Today at 3 p.m., BG will start their three-game series with Mid-American Conference West leading Cardinals. Ball State enters the contest on a three-game winning streak in which they have scored 35 runs. That is bad news for a BG pitching staff that has an earned run average just above seven for the season. On the other side of the plate, the Cardinals have a strong lineup, which has a team batting average of .316 for the season. Ball State has also hit 28 home runs in 27 games. They have also averaged just over four extra base hits a game. Ball State’s pitching staff has been a big reason for their success as they have limited other teams to a .278 batting average while striking out 186 batters in 27 games. BG enters the game 13-14 (4-4 MAC) while the Cardinals enter the weekend 15-12 (5-2 MAC).