UNIVERSITY CENTER, Mich. – The Saginaw Valley State University baseball team opened a four-game weekend series with Wayne State University with a single, 9-inning game Friday at the SVSU Baseball Complex.
The Cardinals fell behind early and were unable to recover in a 13-6 loss, dropping SVSU to 9-7 overall and 5-4 in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
Wayne State scored three in the first and four in the third to open a 7-0 lead. The Cardinals got on the board with two in the bottom of the third, including RBI singles from Austin Koin and Tucker Roe.
Hayden Jatczak (3-2) took the loss on the mound, allowing nine runs on 10 hits, walking four and striking out three.
The series will continue with a 7-and-9 doubleheader starting at 12:35 pm Saturday at the SVSU Baseball Complex.