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SVSU comes up short in finale with GVSU on Senior Day

SVSU comes up short in finale with GVSU on Senior Day

UNIVERSITY CENTER, Mich. - The Saginaw Valley State University baseball team concluded a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference series with Grand Valley State University on Sunday from the SVSU Baseball Complex. The visiting Lakers took the series finale from the Cardinals 13-8. 

SVSU falls to 18-21 overall and 8-12 in the GLIAC

The Cardinals honored seniors Andrew Burke and Todd Paperd during a pregame Senior Day Ceremony.

Game Breakdown:

  • GVSU jumped on SVSU with four runs in the top of the first inning. 
  • The Cardinals responded with three runs in the bottom of the second inning, getting an RBI single from Andrew Burke and a two-run single from Reed Raymond
  • A Cardinal error in the top of the fourth inning made the score 6-3 before a two-run home run by Hayden Jatczak scored Colin Cornwell and made it 6-5 after four innings of play. 
  • The Lakers took control with seven runs in the fifth inning, while the Cardinals added two in the sixth and one in the eighth. 
  • In the bottom of the ninth, with Burke and Austin Schweiger on base, Raymond lined out to second base and ended any hope of an SVSU comeback. 
  • Tyler McLaren (4-2) took the loss on the mound after pitching 4.2 innings and striking out two batters.
  • Jatczak was 3-of-4 at the plate to lead SVSU. 

Up next:

The Cardinals face rival Northwood University in a non-conference game at 6:35 pm Tuesday from Dow Diamond in Midland, Mich.