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SVSU drops game one of weekend series at Wayne State

SVSU drops game one of weekend series at Wayne State

DETROIT – The Saginaw Valley State University baseball team opened a four-game series with Wayne State University on Friday at Harwell Field in Detroit.

The Cardinals took a 4-3 lead in the fourth inning, but the Warriors scored seven unanswered runs and held off a ninth inning rally to top SVSU 10-8. The loss drops the Cardinals to 16-11 overall and 7-2 in the GLIAC.

Game Breakdown:

  • The Cardinals got on the board first with an RBI double in the first from Todd Paperd.
  • The Warriors answered in the bottom of the inning with a pair of runs to move in front 2-1.
  • Paperd tied the game in the third with an RBI single, followed by an RBI single from Tucker Roe to put SVSU back in front 3-2.
  • After the Warriors tied the game in the bottom of the third, Connor McClennen singled home Reed Raymond in the fourth to give the Cardinals a 4-3 advantage.
  • Wayne State scored two in the fourth and three in the fifth to move back in front. The Warriors carried a 10-4 lead into the ninth.
  • Roe got a rally started for the Cardinals with an RBI single before Austin Schweiger hit a three-run home run to cut the deficit to two.
  • The Warriors held the Cardinals off the board the rest of the way to close out the series-opening win for Wayne State.
  • Kendall Anthes (2-3) got the start on the mound and was charged with the loss. He went five innings, allowing eight runs, six earned, walking two, and striking out two.
  • McClennen finished with three hits, one RBI and a run scored.

Up Next:

The series continues with a doubleheader starting at 1 pm on Saturday in Detroit.