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Cardinals drop second straight to Warriors

Cardinals drop second straight to Warriors

DETROIT – The Saginaw Valley State University baseball team dropped a 6-5 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference decision to the Wayne State Warriors on Saturday from Harwell Field.

SVSU's record is now 16-12 overall and 7-3 in the GLIAC following the defeat. 

Game Breakdown:

  • The Cardinals opened the scoring in the top of the first when Reed Raymond scored on a wild pitch.
  • Wayne State responded with a run of their own in the bottom half of the inning before SVSU scored two more runs in the top of the second to take a 3-1 lead. The Cardinals got RBI singles from Raymond and Andrew Burke.
  • The back-and-forth game continued as WSU tied the game at 3-3 in the bottom of the second.
  • An Austin Schweiger RBI single brought home Martin Money and made it 4-3 Cardinals in the third inning.
  • The Warriors tied the game at 4-4 in the bottom of the fifth inning, before Todd Paperd put the Cardinals ahead once again with an RBI single in the top of the seventh. 
  • Wayne State tied the game in the bottom of the seventh, before earning the victory with a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth. 
  • On the mound Hayden Jatczak got the start for SVSU and went 5.1 innings, allowing five hits, four runs, and recording eight strikeouts. He was relieved by Hunter Merillat (2-2) who took the loss after pitching 3.0 innings of relief and allowing two runs. 

Up next:

The Cardinals and Warriors conclude their series with a GLIAC doubleheader beginning at noon Sunday from Harwell Field in Detroit.