Junior left-handed pitcher Merritt Beeker earns First Team All-Region honors from the ABCA, while senior shortstop Michael Hallquist secures a spot on the Second Team according to the American Baseball Coaches Association. Beeker was named MAC Pitcher of the Year, and Hallquist received the Defensive Player of the Year award in the Mid-American Conference. Beeker recorded 128 strikeouts, a 9-3 record, and a 4.11 ERA, ranking seventh in NCAA Division I for season strikeouts. Hallquist hit 21 home runs and led various statistical categories for Ball State.

By the Numbers
  • Beeker posted 128 strikeouts in the season.
  • Hallquist hit 21 home runs in the season.
  • Beeker's strikeouts per nine innings were 14.22.
State of Play
  • Merritt Beeker named First Team All-Region by ABCA, along with previous Ball State pitchers in 2019, 2021, and 2022.
  • Michael Hallquist tied for the second-most home runs in a season in Ball State history with 21.
Bottom Line

Beeker and Hallquist's exceptional performances in the season have earned them prestigious accolades, showcasing their talent and contribution to Ball State's baseball success.