UNIVERSITY CENTER, Mich.- Lake Superior State Softball dropped both games in a doubleheader this evening against Saginaw Valley State (24-6, 16-3 GLIAC). The Lakers (6-21, 5-16 GLIAC) had a trouble getting anything going against the top team in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
After falling to the home team Cardinals by a score of 14-3 in five innings, the Lakers followed up with another 16-2 loss.
SVSU jumped out to an eight run first inning during the first game, handing Alyssa Boucher (2-3) the loss while only going 2/3 innings and giving up all eight runs in the frame. Boucher was relieved by Jade Stein (0-3) and Felicia Gingrich (0-6). Senior Heather Cuthrell went 2-for-3 while scoring a run and Haleigh Edgar went 1-for-2 with an RBI double.
In game two the Lakers were faced with a similar fate as the Cardinals scored quickly and often. The bright spot for the Lakers came in the fourth inning when Danielle Reveley ripped a singled to center scoring Carly Banchiu and Amanda Maxon. Brandi Anderson (4-9) got the game two starting nod but lasted just 1 1/3 innings surrendering nine runs (seven earned) on eight hits. Gingrich came on in relief once again allowing seven runs over 4 2/3 innings. The Lakers were only able to muster two hits in the series finale, however they were patient behind the plate as they picked up eight base-on-balls.