Softball drops weekend series

The SVSU softball team continued GLIAC play this week at Ferris State on Friday, April 19, and at Grand Valley on Saturday, April 20, dropping three out of the four contests played.

In the doubleheader against Ferris State, SVSU scored a total of 24 runs over two games. The Cardinals saw a strong hitting output from the heavy hitters on the team. Freshman out elder Jackie Popko, sophomore first base- man Shelby Misiak and sophomore catcher Blasia Moyler all notched a home run over both contests.

The Lady Cards had a big seventh inning in the first contest. The final run was knocked in by sophomore second baseman Megan VerVaecke with her RBI single, putting the Lady Cards up 12-11. Even though the Bulldogs had runners on base, junior pitcher Kasey Bagelmann was able to win the game with three innings of relief and close out the Bulldogs.

The second game saw more of the same scoring output from the Lady Cards. They went up 4-0 in the first inning with a two-run home run by Misiak and another two-RBI single.

After a lot of back and forth from both teams, Ferris was able to pull ahead by two runs in the sixth inning, making the final score 14-12.

In the Grand Valley doubleheader, the Lady Cards did not produce the same scoring out- put that they did against Ferris.

In the first game, the Lady Cards failed to produce a run, as the Lakers scored nine runs over five innings. The game came to an end after the fifth inning via a mercy rule. Senior out elder Alexis Cerven had the only hit for the Cardinals in the game.

The second game saw a little more scoring, as Moyler hit a solo home run in the second and Popko hit a two-run home run in the third.

That proved to be the only runs that the Lady Cards would score for the rest of the game, giving up eight runs in total.

The Lady Cards travel to Northwood University today for a doubleheader before hosting Davenport, Purdue Northwest, Parkside and Wayne State from Tuesday, April 23, through Sunday, April 28.

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