UNIVERSITY CENTER - Coming off a Saturday split with Northwood, the SVSU baseball team had the same result in Sunday's doubleheader. SVSU dropped the opener by a 6-4 count in nine innings but bounced-back for a 1-0 nine inning victory in the nightcap after Kyle Randick belted a walk-off home run for the win.
Northwood answered with three runs in the top of the fourth, grabbing a 3-1 lead.
Swiss would strike again for the Cards in the bottom of the fourth, as he had a two-RBI double that plated Soule and Chad Carson and knotted the score at 3-3.
The score remained there through seven innings of play and the next score would come in the top of the ninth, as the Timberwolves scored a trio of runs to make the count 6-3.
A bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the ninth would make the score 6-4 when SV cut the deficit as Dylan Schultz earned the free pass and Soule scored again. That would be the end of the scoring, however, as the T-Wolves secured the victory.
Inside the Boxscore
- Swiss was 3-for-3 in the game and he posted three RBIs.
- Carson added three hits as well with a run scored.
- Soule scored three runs and notched a pair of hits for the Cards.
- Michael Ellenbest pitched the first 8.0 innings in the start, allowing three runs on just a pair of hits with three strikeouts. He walked six batters in the outing.
- Jake Tarbell (0-4) took the loss, allowing three runs in the ninth inning.
- The Cardinals out-hit the Timberwolves by a 10-5 mark.
The second game of the day went scoreless through the first 8 1/2 innings despite several scoring opportunities for both sides.
The lone run scored was in the bottom of the ninth inning, as Randick came up clutch for SVSU when he led-off the frame with a walk-off home run deep over the left field fence to seal the 1-0 victory.
Inside the Boxscore
- Randick's game-winner was his second career home run and second of the season.
- Saginaw Valley had just three hits in the second game, with Brendan Harrison registering the other two for the Cardinals.
- Bailey Magsig had a solid start, working 6.1 innings and allowing no runs on seven hits. He posted four strikeouts and walked four batters.
- Andrew Tidwell pitched 1.2 innings of scoreless relief for SVSU and didn't allow a hit or walk.
- Jacob Hendricks (1-0) picked up his first victory of the season after pitching a scoreless ninth inning. He allowed no hits or walks and notched one strikeout.
The Cardinals hit the road Tuesday (May 3) for a GLIAC doubleheader at the University of Findlay. First pitch for the opening contest is set for 2:00 p.m. in Ohio. The teams split the earlier matchup this season on April 12.
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