Purdue is 12-3 since we beat them on 4/10. They are playing well (27-16 overall; 13-4 in BIG10). Talk is they may land at least an at-large for the NCAA, if they keep playing well. BSU will throw Marquardt against them. He started against them on 4/10 and pitched two innings (2H, 1 BB, 1 SO).
Post by Chi-town northsider on May 8, 2018 21:02:11 GMT -6
We only used 2 pitchers and Maloneys same old lineup got a whole 5 hits. He's doing what he did last year, and I fear the team will finish the same. The players will start to get flat because the starting 8 have no fear of losing their jobs, let alone playing time. Don't be fooled by Ball States last two sweeps. If it wasn't for Bowling Green , who by the way 2 of their 5 wins were against us, the Cardinals just beat the 2 worst teams in the league, Ohio 8-12 & N.Ill 5-13. Miami's 4 pitchers showed today how to pitch to this team. He has coached them to be so pull happy, you just got to go away, away. Once the pitcher gets ahead, these guys have no plan. Maloney hopes for crap pitching, like N.Ill, that will start off the count with fastballs. Its a shame. He has talent, but he doesn't care about coaching. He's good at blaming. Listen to his pregame. Every week he rides certain guys. Today it was Ricotta. Ive never heard a college baseball coach do that. Don't worry though, his guys that did nothing at bat today will still be unscathed.
Post by Chi-town northsider on May 10, 2018 5:59:42 GMT -6
Top of the 9th, 2 on no outs, up 3. Guess somebody forgot to tell our cf to play a no doubles defense. That and getting rid of the dh and deciding to ph for the pitcher in the 8th was brilliant. Ball State had just went up 3 with a hr, and Maloney pinch hits with no one on in the bottom of the 8th. Pachmeyer had just retired the side in the top of the 8th.
Post by rgmillikan on May 13, 2018 16:08:47 GMT -6
BSU takes 2 of 3 from Toledo. Strong hitting in games 1 and 3 and Marquardt had a great start in the rubber match. All the games should be replayable on ESPN3. Hopefully Kent St. takes the final Thu.-Sat. series from Miami OH and BSU can win a minimum of 2 games vs Western.