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GVSU takes two from SVSU in GLIAC doubleheader

GVSU takes two from SVSU in GLIAC doubleheader

UNIVERSITY CENTER, Mich. - The Saginaw Valley State University baseball team fell to Grand Valley State University in a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference doubleheader from the SVSU Baseball Complex on Saturday afternoon. 

The Lakers held off the Cardinals in the first game 5-1, before winning game two 9-3. SVSU's record is now 18-20 overall and 8-11 in GLIAC play. 

Game One Breakdown:

  • The Lakers got on the board right away with a run in the first inning. 
  • It remained 1-0 until the top of the sixth when GVSU scored two runs to take a 3-0 lead. 
  • In the bottom half of the sixth, SVSU got on the scoreboard when Austin Schweiger singled home Hayden Jatczak and made it 3-1. 
  • GVSU extended their lead to 5-1 in the top of the seventh and retired SVSU in order in the bottom of the seventh to take the victory.
  • On the mound, Jatczak (0-3) got the start and pitched 5.1 innings and struck out four. Chase Gruno and Thomas Shipley pitched in relief for the Cardinals. 
  • At the plate, Martin Money led SVSU with two hits. 

Game Two Breakdown:

  • GVSU jumped on SVSU early with five runs in the top of the first inning. 
  • The Cardinals' only three runs of the game came in the bottom of the second inning.
  • Schweiger hit a two-run triple that scored both Money and Todd Paperd, before coming home thanks to a sacrifice fly by Jeffrey Reseigh.
  • The Lakers scored two in the third, one in the fourth, and one more run in the top of the ninth en route to the win. 
  • Christopher Schmees (3-4) took the loss on the mound after pitching 2.2 innings and striking out four. Kendall Anthes pitched 6.1 innings of relief and recorded five strikeouts. 
  • Money led SVSU again with two hits. 

Up next:

SVSU and GVSU conclude their GLIAC series at 1:05 pm Sunday from the SVSU Baseball Complex.