How It Happened
Rhode Island used a three-run rally to tie the game in the top of the fourth, but Ball State responded with seven runs in the bottom of the inning en route to an 11-3 win over the Rams at the Belmont/TSU Invitational Friday night.
Down 3-0, Rhode Island (2-16) got a rally started when Abigail Bates walked to start the top of the fourth. Kylie Shivery's one-out single put two runners on, and Erika Yeager cleared the bases with a double to right center. Rebecca Simms drove Yeager in with a double of her own to knot the score.
Ball State (16-9) used five hits and a pair of Rhode Island errors to put seven runs on the board in the bottom of the inning. A single run the following inning ended the game via eight-run rule.
Inside the Box Score
- Sophomore Erika Yeager and junior Rebecca Simms each had a double. Yeager also drove in two runs and scored once.
- Senior Kylie Shivery singled and scored one run.
- Redshirt sophomore Melanie Martire singled once.
- Freshman Abigail Bates walked and scored one run.
Stat of the Game
.400 – Ball State batted .400 (6-for-15) with runners in scoring position.
Rhode Island plays two games Saturday at the Belmont/TSU Invitational. The Rams play Belmont at 1:15 p.m. and Samford at 2:30 p.m.