Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University women's softball team continued their recent impressive play by sweeping the Lake Superior State Lakers in Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) action on Tuesday (April 10) in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.
The league doubleheader was played under cool temperatures, light snow and windy conditions.
FSU took game one in five innings by a 9-0 score before earning the sweep with a 7-1 triumph in the second game of the league twinbill.
The Bulldogs used a big third inning to break open a scoreless game in the third inning of the opener. Senior Makenzi Peterson hit a three-run homer and senior Lindsey Pettit registered a grand slam as FSU tallied eight hits to only one for the Lakers.
Morgan Kramerich also doubled twice for the Bulldogs in game one while Bianca Vasovski netted a double of her own. FSU scored seven runs in the third and added two more in the fourth.
LSSU managed to break up junior pitcher Dana Bowler's no-hit bid with a single in the fourth inning to account for their lone hit of the contest Bowler struck out four and walked only one in four innings of work before Emily Carlson pitched the final inning in relief with one strikeout.
In game two, the Bulldogs hit back-to-back solo homers in the fifth off the bats of Pettit and fellow senior first baseman Chelsea Morris to put the Lakers away. They accounted for two of the Bulldogs' three earned runs.
Ferris State scored twice in the first, three times in the third and two more times in the fifth while limiting the Lakers to only a single run in the second frame. Overall, both teams finished with seven hits in game two.
Both Morris and Kramerich tallied two hits each in game two to lead the Bulldogs at the plate.
Junior Amy Dunleavy worked six innings in the circle in game two for the Bulldogs and had two strikeouts with one walk. Cara DeLange pitched one inning and allowed only one hit with one strikeout.
By virtue of the two wins, the Bulldogs improved to 18-18 overall and 9-9 in league play this campaign. LSSU fell to 5-20 overall and 2-16 in conference play.
Ferris State has now won six of its last seven contests to date this campaign.
The Bulldogs will play their next six games at home over a three-day span this weekend at the FSU Softball Field in Big Rapids. FSU hosts Lake Erie in a GLIAC doubleheader on Friday (April 13) starting at 3:30 p.m. (ET).
Ohio Dominican will then visit Big Rapids on Saturday (April 14) for two league games beginning at 1 p.m. (ET) followed by a two-game set versus Ashland on Sunday (April 15), which will start at 12 p.m. (ET).