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The Journal Gazette

Sunday, April 15, 2018 1:00 am

Cardinals conclude 'good spring'

Journal Gazette

MUNCIE – Senior wide receiver Corey Lacanaria and sophomore running back Markice Hurt scored touchdowns in the first half to help lead the offense to a victory over the defense in Saturday's Ball State football spring game at Scheumann Stadium.

“We've had a good spring,” Ball State coach Mike Neu said in a news release. “It's been very competitive and great to see some of the injured guys back like Riley Neal, James Gilbert, Corey Lacanaria, Alex Joss and Danny Pinter. I'd say for us it's been very successful. Our guys know the next step for us is to transition to summer and get ready for training camp.”

Neal, Gilbert, Lacanaria, Joss and Pinter missed a combined 44 games last year because of injury.

Lacanaria, who only played in four games in 2017, finished with a game-high 118 receiving yards and scored on a 24-yard pass from Neal on the offense's opening drive of the game. Gilbert was used on the opening drive as well and picked up 17 yards rushing. Neal saw all of his action in the first half and finished 6 of 10 for 93 yards and a touchdown.

Hurt ran for 62 yards on nine carries, including a seven-yard touchdown run in the second quarter.

Backup quarterback Drew Plitt was 13 of 18 for 132 yards.