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GV softball vs. Davenport April 9

GVSU’s softball team split the week with three wins and three losses

Grand Valley State took on three doubleheaders this week against both the Davenport Panthers and the Purdue Northwest Pride on April 9, 10 and 13. The Lakers were able to tally three more conference wins. The Lakers played the Panthers in a doubleheader played at home to start off the week on Tuesday. GVSU brought home two conference wins that day, the first game ending with a score of 9-4 and second game ending 5-4. 

GVL / Luke Holmes - Allison Lipovsky (18) throws the pitch. Grand Valley Women's Softball won 9-5 in their first game against Lake Superior State.

Ace in the Hole

‘Elite’ is a word that has been devalued in the sports world with it being around seemingly to everyone and everything who accomplish anything, but those are who are truly the most dominant in their sport are often overlooked. When looking at the Grand Valley State softball team, they have a lot of talented players on the roster, but a big reason why the team has already won upwards of 25 games early into the season is the elite play of senior pitcher Allison Lipovsky.

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Softball vs SVSU on Sunday March 25, 2018.

No. 6 GVSU softball earns 24th win, claims victory in three of four games

The No. 6 ranked Grand Valley State softball team had a fairly successful week, winning both games at home to Northwood on Tuesday, April 2 before splitting the doubleheader with Saginaw Valley State two days later. Game one was a dominant fare, as they were able to swiftly defeat the Timberwolves 8-0. The Laker offense had a successful game, with Nikola Holmen leading the way with a two-run home run in the third and a two-run double in the sixth, tallying three hits and four RBI in the contest.

GVSU softball vs. Parkside.  GVL / Andrew Nyhof

Sneakers to Spikes

Being a student athlete is a huge commitment, as the juggle of classes, working out, practice, games and a social life can sometimes be tough to manage for some athletes. In order to keep a cool head during these long seasons, one needs to manage their time well to succeed. GVSU freshman Samantha Gehrls is a perfect example of that, as being a member of both the university's basketball and softball teams is a big-time commitment.

Softball vs SVSU on Sunday March 25th, 2018. GVL / Archive

GVSU softball picks up two road wins against No. 15 Wayne State

The No. 8 ranked Grand Valley State women’s softball team continued their dominant 2019 campaign this weekend, defeating No. 15 Wayne State twice in Detroit, winning the first game 5-0 and the second game 11-2. Senior pitcher Allison Lipovsky added yet another brilliant performance to her lengthy pitching resume in the first game of the doubleheader, going all seven innings for the Lakers while only allowing two hits and two walks and striking out ten Warriors in the contest.

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Lipovsky throws no hitter; GVSU softball sweeps weekend doubleheader

Grand Valley State softball headed home from their latest match victoriously on Saturday, March 16.  No. 10 GVSU travelled to Cedarville, Ohio to take on the No. 19 Cedarville Hornets in a clash of two teams who have been playing a high level of softball over the past few weeks. Going into the doubleheader, both Cedarville and GVSU were 8-1 in their last nine games.

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Laker softball improves to 14-2

After going 44-9 and 24-2 in conference last season, the GVSU softball team has picked right back up where they left off a year ago. The Lakers have opened up the season 14-2 and have gone 11-1 over their last 12 games. This is due in large part to dominant pitching by senior Allison Lipovsky and sophomore Hannah Beatus. In 16 combined starts (eight each) so far this season, Lipovsky and Beatus have thrown for 16 complete games, eight shutouts, 124 strikeouts and own a combined earned run average of 0.79.