UNIVERSITY CENTER -- The Saginaw Valley Softball team split with Wayne State University on Sunday in the final regular season GLIAC doubleheader of the 2019 season. The Warriors claimed the opener by a 7-2 score before the Cardinals took the win in the nightcap, 9-4.
Wayne State jumped out to a quick lead in the opener, going for five in the 1st and another in the 2nd to take a 6-0 lead. The Warriors tacked-on another in the 4th to make their lead 7-0.
The only two runs for the Cards came in the home half of the 4th inning when Aubree Mouthaan belted a home run to make the score 7-2.
That was all of the game's scoring there, as the Warriors finished-off the game with the victory.
Julia Mundy (7-7) took the loss in the start, allowing seven runs in the 4.0 innings with three walks.
Saginaw Valley was first to strike in the second game, taking a 4-0 lead in the bottom of the 1st inning. Mouthaan pushed Sarah Gersch across on a fielder's choice RBI and Salisbury knocked a three-RBI triple that scored Shelby Misiak, Mouthaan and Moyler.
WSU made the score 4-3 in the top of the 3rd but SVSU responded with two in the 3rd and another in the 4th to make the score 7-3. Mouthaan and Misiak knocked solo home runs in the 3rd while Gersch had one of her own in the 4th.
The Warriors scored a run in the 5th to trim the SV lead to 7-4.
In the 6th inning, Alicia Kolacki and Moyler added RBI singles for the home team, putting the game at its eventual final score of 9-4 in SVSU's favor.
Salisbury had three RBI on her triple while Gersch had a three-hit game with a double and home run. Kolacki and Moyler had an RBI single and Mouthaan had a home run, two RBI and a pair of runs scored. Meagan VerVaecke, Morgan Duda, Popko and Alexis Cerven all added one hit for the Cardinals as well.
Jaclyn Groves (5-3) picked up the victory in the start, working 5.0 innings while allowing four runs (3ER) on seven hits. She had one walk and struck-out two batters in the game.
The Cardinals have secured the No. 5 seed in the 2019 GLIAC Softball Tournament and SVSU will face No. 4 Northwood on Friday (May 3) at 10:00 a.m. at the Sports Force Parks in Sandusky, Ohio.
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