FINDLAY, Ohio -- The Saginaw Valley State University softball team picked up a doubleheader sweep over Findlay University on the road Sunday.
The Cardinals won game one 6-2 in eight innings, before rolling to a 10-1 five-inning victory in game two. SVSU is now 13-7 overall.
Game One Breakdown:
- Findlay opened the scoring with a solo home run in the bottom of the first.
- In the top of the fourth, SVSU got on the board when Julia Salisbury singled home Cam Coonan and tied the score at 1-1.
- The Oilers answered with a run in the bottom of the fourth to go ahead 2-1.
- Sarah Gersch tied the game for SVSU in the top of the sixth when she singled home Coonan.
- Both teams were unable to find the go-ahead run in the seventh inning, sending the game into extra innings.
- With the bases loaded and two outs in the top of the eighth, Meagan VerVaecke put the Cardinals ahead for good with a grand slam, bringing home Coonan, Gersch, and Blasia Moyler.
- Emily Depew was outstanding on the mound for SVSU, pitching 8.0 innings, allowing two runs, four hits, and recording 13 strikeouts in the win, bringing her record to 5-4.
Game Two Breakdown:
- SVSU got the scoring started right away in the top of the first, with Coonan bringing home Leah Denome with an RBI single and Sarah Gersch hitting a sacrifice fly and scoring Sara Moos.
- A two-run single by Moos in the top of the second scored Jackie Popko and Maddie Campagna, making it 4-0 Cardinals.
- Paige Kolinski brought home Julia Salisbury with a sacrifice fly in the top of the third, before a three-run home run by Campagna scored VerVaecke and Gersch and made it 8-0.
- A solo home run by Alexis Gills made it 9-0 in the top of the fourth, before an error by the Oilers allowed Cam Coonan to score and make it 10-0.
- Findlay got one run in the bottom of the fifth, but it was all they could get and SVSU cruised to victory.
- Alyssa Muench got the start and went 5.0 innings, allowing one run, five hits, and striking out four. The sophomore is now 2-1 this season.
SVSU will remain on the road and face Cedarville University in a doubleheader at 1 pm Monday afternoon in Cedarville, Ohio.