SVSU closes road trip with split at Cedarville

SVSU closes road trip with split at Cedarville

CEDARVILLE, Ohio – The Saginaw Valley State University softball team completed its tour of the state of Ohio with a doubleheader at Cedarville University on Monday.

The Cardinals were held off the board in game one, falling 1-0. SVSU bounced back with a 4-1 win in game two, as Meagan VerVaecke provided a two-run home run to power the Cardinals to the win.

The split moves SVSU to 14-8 overall as the Cardinals prepare to open Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference play at home this weekend.

Game One Breakdown:

  • The Yellow Jackets scored the lone run of the game in the bottom of the first on an RBI double from Casey Bertke.
  • The Cardinals had their best scoring chance in the second but stranded runners on second and third.
  • Emily Depew (5-5) pitched six innings, allowing one unearned run on four hits, striking out nine.
  • Cam Coonan had the lone extra-base hit for the Cardinals with a double.

Game Two Breakdown:

  • SVSU got the scoring started with a two-run home run in the third, scoring Jackie Popko.
  • Sarah Gersch doubled to center to drive home a run in the fourth scoring Julia Salisbury to make it 3-0.
  • The Cardinals added an insurance run in the sixth on an RBI single by Maddie Campagna which brought home Salisbury.
  • Cedarville scored one in the sixth to get on the board, but the Cardinals closed the door for the win.
  • Julia Mundy (3-1) earned the win on the mound, allowing one run on six hits, striking out three.
  • Salisbury finished with two hits and two runs scored.

Up Next:

The Cardinals open the GLIAC season with the 2022 home-opening doubleheader against Ferris State University at noon on Saturday at the SVSU Softball Complex.