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Panthers power past Cardinals in GLIAC DH

Panthers power past Cardinals in GLIAC DH

CALEDONIA, Mich. – The Saginaw Valley State University softball team dropped two games to Davenport University in a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference doubleheader on Saturday.

The Cardinals fell 9-1 in five innings in the opener and were edged 3-1 the second game. The losses drop SVSU to 29-15 overall and 15-6 in the GLIAC.

Game One Breakdown:

  • The Cardinals scored the opening run of the game on a Sara Moos single in the first to score Sarah Gersch.
  • Davenport scored the final nine runs of the game, including five in the bottom of the first.
  • The Panthers closed the contest with a pair of home runs in the fifth including a walk-off, two-run shot from Brooke Cowan.
  • Emily Depew (11-8) got the start on the mound and was charged with the loss, allowing five runs on two hits, walking four and striking out three in one inning of work.
  • Jaclyn Groves pitched the final three innings, allowing four runs, three earned, on six hits, striking out one.
  • Gersch had the lone extra-base hit for the Cardinals with a double.

Game Two Breakdown:

  • The Panthers hit a pair of solo home runs in the second and added a run in the third to take a 3-0 lead.
  • SVSU got on the board with an RBI single from Julia Salisbury in the sixth to score Gersch, but the Panthers closed the door the rest of the way.
  • Julia Mundy (10-4) pitched all six innings for the Cardinals, allowing three runs on 12 hits, striking out three.

Up Next:

The Cardinals host the final home doubleheader of the season on Alumni Day against Grand Valley State University, starting at 1 pm on Sunday at the SVSU Softball Complex.