Western Michigan baseball team, seeded second, starts its 2024 MAC Tournament campaign against Ball State. The team boasts a strong historical record against Ball State but faces a challenging 3-4 tournament record against them. Leading player CJ Richmond enters the tournament with impressive hitting stats, including topping the MAC in batting average. Western Michigan's pitching staff also stands out, with season records and accolades, setting high expectations for the tournament.

By the Numbers
  • WMU is 103-90 all-time against Ball State
  • WMU finished the season with a 5.78 ERA and had a league-best 4.85 ERA in MAC play
  • CJ Richmond leads the MAC with a .398 batting average
Yes, But

Despite WMU's strong overall record against Ball State, the tournament record against them stands at 3-4.

State of Play
  • WMU is making its eighth appearance in the last 12 MAC Tournaments
  • The tournament returns to Avon, Ohio, where WMU won its only conference title in 2016
What's Next

WMU looks to leverage its strong regular-season performance and historical dominance over Ball State to make a significant impact in the 2024 MAC Tournament.

Bottom Line

Western Michigan baseball enters the MAC Tournament with high stakes, backed by a solid record against Ball State and standout players like CJ Richmond, setting the stage for an exciting tournament run.