GVL/Kevin Sielaff - Ellie Balbach (11) squares up and hits a home run. Grand Valley State squares off against Wayne State in the second game of the Midwest Super Regional tournament. The Lakers came out with the victory with a final score of 1-0 on Thursday, May 12, 2016 in Detroit, MI.

GVSU softball splits with Hillsdale, Wayne State in two doubleheaders

The Grand Valley State softball team hit the road for two GLIAC doubleheaders this weekend. The Lakers took on the Hillsdale Chargers Saturday, April 1, winning the first game 8-2 but dropping the second 5-4. On Sunday, April 2, the Lakers played the Wayne State Warriors in a rematch of the 2016 Midwest Super Regionals, in which GVSU swept the Warriors to go on to the College World Series. GVSU lost a pitcher’s duel 1-0 in game one, but prevailed 4-0 in the nightcap and final game of the weekend.

GVL/Kevin Sielaff - Jessica Ramos (16) pulls in a pitch during the game vs. Lewis on Tuesday, March 28, 2017.

Lenza, GVSU softball sweep Lewis in home-opening doubleheader

The sun was out, the bats were hot and the Grand Valley State softball team was all smiles—and in this season, smiles have been few and far between. The Lakers (11-13, 1-3 GLIAC) turned a corner in their home-opening doubleheader sweep over the Lewis Flyers Tuesday, March 28. The Lakers outdueled the Flyers 1-0 in game one, and then forced mercy rule in game two with an 8-0 victory.