Tyler Schweitzer, Ball State (BSU photo)

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Midwest Spotlight: Red-Hot Ball State Makes National Splash

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Leaning on gutsy pitching performances, timely hitting, and an extraordinary showing from Zach Cole, Ball State swept a red-hot Central Michigan team in Muncie last weekend. The Cardinals walked off a the Chippewas twice during the series and spoiled a spectacular 13-strikeout performance from CMU ace Andrew Taylor in the opener.  

A rivalry has developed among these two teams in recent years, with Ball State finishing just a game back of first place Central Michigan in 2019 and two games back last season.

A veteran skipper who recently surpassed the 900-career win mark, Ball State Head Coach Rich Maloney[…]

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