Game #1: Walsh 1, Saginaw Valley 0
Game #2: Saginaw Valley 6, Walsh 0
WU Softball Complex - North Canton, Ohio
NORTH CANTON, Ohio - The SVSU Softball team posted a split in GLIAC play on Saturday afternoon at Walsh University. The Cardinals dropped a close 1-0 game in the opener before rebounding for a big 6-0 victory in the nightcap over the Cavaliers.
Walsh got its lone run in the bottom of the second inning, as the Cavaliers manufactured a run and Kendra Moore pushed Abbie Yaugher across the plate for the 1-0 lead.
The Cardinals couldn't get on the board in the game, as SVSU had just a pair of hits in the game.
Inside the Boxscore
- The Cardinals managed just two hits in the opener, as Shelby Weeks and Danielle Hamilton both registered a single in the contest.
- Sarah Appold (4-3) took the loss despite allowing just three hits and a single run and striking-out nine batters.
The nightcap went scoreless through three full innings and the Cards, playing as the home team, got two runs in the bottom half of the fourth when Claire Coopes-Meske knocked-in Meredith Rousse and Evy Lobdell had an RBI to score Weeks.
The lead would grow to 5-0 after the fifth inning for Saginaw Valley. The three runs came after Rousse had a bases-clearing double that scored Danielle Hamilton, Madison Burgess and Breanna Dinsmoore.
Burgess had an RBI that pushed Kennedi Thomas for the sixth and final run of the game in the bottom of the sixth inning and that's where the final score would stand.
Inside the Boxscore
- Rousse and Weeks each had two of the Cardinals' seven hits. Rousse had three RBIs and scored a run while Weeks scored a run as well.
- Sarah Vrabel, Dinsmoore and Becky Corbett had the other three hits for SVSU.
- Burgess, Coopes-Meske and Lobdell each had an RBI in the victory.
- Samantha Willman (3-1) got the win in the circle, allowing just three hits and notching seven strikeouts.
Saginaw Valley hosts Ferris State University on Tuesday (Mar. 29) in a GLIAC doubleheader that is slated to start at 3:30 p.m. at the SVSU Softball Complex. The Cardinals defeated the Bulldogs earlier this season in Florida by a score of 4-0 on March 12th.
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