The Ball State baseball team is set to host Akron for a three-game series starting at 3 p.m. on Friday at Ball Diamond, with subsequent games at 1 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, as the Cardinals aim to extend their winning streak against the struggling Zips.

By the Numbers
  • Ball State record: 20-13, 7-8 Mid-American Conference
  • Akron record: 6-25, 1-11 MAC
Yes, But

Akron's strong performance against a ranked Duke squad hints at their potential to challenge Ball State despite their overall record.

State of Play
  • Ball State won 8 of the last 9 games.
  • The Cardinals lead the all-time series against the Zips 41-25.
  • Ball State's pitching staff leads the MAC in strikeouts per nine innings.
What's Next

Ball State's Beeker and Johnson look to maintain their strong pitching performances, while Akron aims to improve its scoring and pitching averages for upcoming games.

Bottom Line

With Ball State's impressive winning streak and strong pitching, they are well-positioned to continue their success against Akron, who may present a challenge despite their current record.