Who: Ball State Cardinals
When: Tuesday, May 9 (3 p.m.)
Where: Ball Diamond | Muncie, Ind.
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Scouting the Mastodons (8-36): Fort Wayne is coming off a 14-7 win over Omaha on Sunday. Every starter recorded a hit in the game. Jake Weber went 2-for-5 with three runs scored and one run knocked in. A six-run fourth allowed Fort Wayne to rally from a 5-2 deficit.
Scouting the Cardinals (25-22): Ball State is coming off a three-game sweep of Toledo last weekend. They won Sunday’s game in a walk-off fashion, 7-6. Sam Kennedy leads the team in hitting at .346 with 106 total bases and a .573 slugging percentage. Just behind Kennedy is Matt Eppers with a .345 mark and five triples.
Probable Starters (Fort Wayne | Ball Sate)
Damian Helm, LHP, 8.06, 2-3 | TJ Harmon, RHP, 30.86, 0-1
All-Time Series: The Cardinals lead the all-time series 13-2. The two clubs haven’t played since 2015, which was a 6-5 win for Ball State in Muncie.
Boyce Will Be Boyce: Jackson Boyce is hitting .315 on the season, a career best for the Mastodon after hitting .294 last season.
Where There Is A Wilbert There Is A Way: Dylan Wilbert is hitting .522 since April 19. He is 12-of-23 in the span with an on-base percentage of .577.
Looking Ahead: Fort Wayne welcomes South Dakota State to Mastodon Field this weekend for a Summit League series. Friday’s (May 12) contest will start at 3 p.m.