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SVSU defeats Northwood 9-2 in regular season finale

SVSU defeats Northwood 9-2 in regular season finale

MIDLAND, Mich. - The Saginaw Valley State University baseball team defeated rival Northwood University 9-2 in a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference series finale Sunday from Gerace Stadium in Midland.

The Cardinals earned the series split with the win and ended the regular season with a 21-26 overall record and 10-14 mark in GLIAC play. 

Game Breakdown:

  • A Tucker Roe RBI double brought home Todd Paperd and made it 1-0 in the top of the second inning. 
  • The Cardinals added two more runs in the fourth inning when Paperd doubled home Martin Money and later scored on a sacrifice fly by Roe.
  • SVSU brought home three runs in the top of the sixth thanks to RBI singles by Jeffrey Reseigh, Reed Raymond, and Colin Cornwell.
  • The Timberwolves got on the board in the bottom half of the sixth inning with two solo home runs to make the score 6-2. 
  • Northwood didn't get any closer, however, as SVSU scored three times in the ninth inning to put away the victory. 
  • On the mound, Tyler McLaren (5-3) earned the win after pitching seven innings and recording five strikeouts. Hunter Merillat pitched the final two innings in relief for the Cardinals and struck out three. 
  • Roe, Paperd, and Hayden Jatczak had two hits each, while Roe had two RBIs. 

Up next:

The Cardinals will take on Wayne State University in the opening round of the GLIAC Tournament at noon EST Thursday from the U.S. SteelYard in Gary, Indiana.