Derek Wolff

Lakers continue to crush GLIAC conference

Two days off during the middle of the week sounds like a vacation to most college students, and it might as well have been one for the Grand Valley State University baseball team. The Lakers improved to 27-3 on the season and an incredible 16-1 in conference play after crushing Hillsdale College and Northwood University by a combined four-game score of 32-4 on Tuesday and Wednesday. Junior right-handed pitcher Kyle Schepel improved to 6-0 in the nightcap on Wednesday, as the Lakers defeated Northwood 11-0.

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Senior infielder Cory Phillips throws to a base during a past game


It is said in baseball that good pitching stops good hitting. That is exactly the case for the Grand Valley State University pitching staff, which has lead the team to 15 wins in its first 17 games.


Lakers lead off GLIAC season with a sweep

The Grand Valley State University baseball team could not have hoped for a better start to the GLIAC season. The Lakers (15-2, 4-0 GLIAC) took all four weekend games on the road against Lake Erie College (7-8, 0-4 GLIAC). They were the first games in more than two weeks for the team, but GVSU played like they were in midseason form, outscoring the Storm 32-8 in the series. GVSU starting pitcher Kyle Schepel, who go the win in the final game of the series, said all areas of the team played at the top of their game. “All the pitchers have been throwing really well,” he said.

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Junior pitcher Andrea Nicholson throws a pitch during last season. The Laker’s home opener will be this Tuesday

Lakers sweep weekend games

The Grand Valley State University softball team continued its hot start to the season this weekend as it swept a slate of weekend games against Malone University, Notre Dame College (Ohio) and Urbana University during the Blue Knight Invitational in Urbana, Ohio.