The Ball State baseball team had a successful 2024 season, winning 35 games, earning multiple individual postseason awards in the MAC, and showing a strong performance in the MAC Tournament.

By the Numbers
  • The Cardinals finished third in the MAC regular season standings.
  • Senior shortstop Michael Hallquist hit 21 home runs, tying the second-highest in a season in program history.
  • Junior left-handed pitcher Merritt Beeker claimed the MAC Pitcher of the Year award with 128 strikeouts.
  • Freshman left-handed pitcher Keegan Johnson was named MAC Freshman Pitcher of the Year.
  • The team hit a total of 90 home runs during the season.
Yes, But

Despite a slow start in the MAC, the team bounced back to finish as runners-up in the MAC Tournament.

State of Play
  • Ball State baseball has shown consistent success, with a .636 winning percentage and .720 in MAC play over the last five years.
  • Head coach Rich Maloney is approaching major coaching milestones in his 30th season as a manager in 2025.
What's Next

Looking ahead, the team aims to build on its achievements and strive for further success in the upcoming seasons.

Bottom Line

Ball State baseball had a remarkable season in 2024, showcasing talent, resilience, and the potential for even greater accomplishments in the future under Coach Maloney's leadership.