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After traveling over 650 miles to Salem Va. this past weekend to participate in the schools first Division II college softball World Series tournament since 2002 the cross country journey four years in the making sputtered to a close 8211 one game short of the desired destination.
Lockhart captures fifth national title, GVSU women finish third in nationals, while the men take 27th
Few athletes are able to finish their careers on top. But for senior Grand Valley State University thrower Sam Lockhart there would not be a more fitting way for her to end her career 8211 than as one of the most accomplished field athletes of all-time.
It was a decade ago that all-everything pitcher Jenn Mackson now a pitching coach on GVSUs staff patrolled the mound at Grand Valley State University although her lore still intertwines frequently with the current mythos being dictated by Laker softball.
In poker nobody wants to quit when they8217re losing and nobody wants you to quit when youre ahead.
There are a hair under 300 Division II softball programs incorporated with the NCAA only eight remain to play for the right to provide the 2013 season with their own distinctive ending. For only the second time in school history and the first time since 2002 Grand Valley State University will be one of those eight NCAA Division II World Series championship suitors.
The Grand Valley State University softball team 42-6 combated two familiar opponents in Sunday8217s Midwest Regional Softball Tournament final the No. 3 tournament seeded Missouri-St. Louis Tritons 40-13 who the Lakers defeated 4-0 Saturday and the weather.
Blink 182s All the Small Things and N Syncs Bye Bye Bye both charted on the billboards in 2000 the same year that the Grand Valley State University womens track and field program captured its first GLIAC championship under current head coach Jerry Baltes.
In football its the quarterback who lines up under center and is tasked with distributing the ball calling plays and managing the game. In softball its the catcher who assumes these roles.
What does it take to win a GLIAC tournament championship A GLIAC player of the year A GLIAC coach of the year
We all run albeit different routes and paces as we make our way through the marathon of life. Some run to get where theyre going some run to escape where theyve been some run just to run.
Lightning never strikes in the same place twice or the so the old adage goes although the 2013 rendition of Grand Valley State University softball has refused to let the adage stand without putting it to the test.
Grand Valley State University slugger Katie Martin has yet to call her own shot but the bat-busting and record-breaking senior is quietly quilting a Babe Ruthian lore and legacy for herself at GVSU.
The Michigan Wolverines may have been the most notable collection but they werent the only representatives from the mitten state present at this years Final Four hosted in Atlanta Ga.
The heavy winds on Saturday afternoon werent enough to slow down Grand Valley State Universitys track and field teams.
Grand Valley State University senior Katie Martin had made the trip home before 46 times in fact and knows the address by heart. Sitting on the stoop of history Martin decided to break the door down with one sturdy chop of her bat. She didnt knock or even wait for the doorbellshe didnt have to. There was no need to prolong the inevitable any further.
It was unknown in the day leading up if an outdoor meet would be possible as residual snow melt still coated Grand Valley State Universitys outdoor facilities. As a group of student-athletes competed in distant events hosted by N.C State in Raleigh N.C. the temperatures back in state couldnt be described as balmy but the Lakers were able to successfully complete their first outdoor competition of the 2013 season a dual meet against Saginaw Valley State. Thankfully for GVSU who spent time earlier in the week shoveling the track the icebreaking that took place Saturday afternoon was strictly metaphorical.
The weather hasnt perfect over the last week but the Grand Valley State University softball team has been.
In the 17 games and 119 innings played prior to this season the Grand Valley State University softball team has scored 98 runs an average of 5.76 runs per game and .82 runs per inning played both above average marks. In the fourth inning of the second of two games played Wednesday night the Lakers 18th game of the year GVSU furiously broke open which at the time was a 1-0 game. 10 hits 16 runs and three outs later the contest against Wisconsin-Parkside ended in a 16-1 mercy.
As the winter melts into spring the Grand Valley State University track and field team shifts its focus back into the great outdoors and will work with the weather to un-thaw after a month of competitive inaction. Conditions permitting GVSU will get back into the race beginning this Saturday at noon with a dual-meet against Saginaw Valley State University which is scheduled to be run here in Allendale on the outdoor track.
March 20 marked the first official day of spring but trekking home up through Indiana on a chilled Wednesday afternoon Grand Valley State University mens head hockey coach Mike Forbes was noticeably let down by the shift in season that hadnt come.