Sophomore Sara Andrasik pitched the entire game against Lake Superior State on Wednesday. GVL / Hannah Mico

Andrasik, Gevaart dazzle as GV sweeps LSSU

On Wednesday afternoon, the Grand Valley State University softball team hosted Lake Superior State University in a doubleheader for its first home games of the 2014 season. In the first of the two games, GVSU sophomore Sara Andrasik took to the circle with hopes of extending the team’s streak of three straight scoreless games. It appeared that the streak would continue in game one, until LSSU picked up a run in the sixth inning.


It takes two

Since they enrolled at GVSU as wide-eyed freshman in 2009 to now, when they jettison the athletic program as seasoned veterans of 15 varsity seasons, together the Taylor’s have combined to supply 2,177 points, 975 rebounds, 280 assists, 206 steals, 29 blocks and 110 3-pointers in 4,004 minutes on the hardwood, as well as 237 runs, 305 hits, 200 RBI, 26 doubles, 18 triples, 38 home runs, 481 total bases, 66 walks, 24 hit-by-pitches and 41 stolen bases and counting on the softball diamond in 836 at-bats.

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Briauna Taylor at bat

GVSU outscores Lake Erie 15-0 in twinbill

Frost clung to grass tips and chain links in the backstop as senior shortstop Briauna Taylor stepped to the plate in the second inning of Monday morning’s double-header matchup with Lake Erie College, but not even a forenoon chill could keep Taylor’s motor from running.


Gevaart's gem highlights GVSU split at Walsh

At 10 a.m. Sunday morning, an inch of snow coated the Walsh University softball field. The outfield was waterlogged with leveed runoff, a breeze brought a chill to infield, but for the first time since March 8, the Grand Valley State University softball team returned to the dirt — and by 2 p.m. in the afternoon, morning winter storm be damned, the teams played ball.

	Heather Gevaart. GVL / Hannah Mico

The curious career of Lauren Gevaart

A deeper glance into Gevaart’s player bio produces proof that she just so happens to be one of the most accomplished prep pitchers to rise up through the Michigan softball ranks in the last decade, and has studied athletic training at GVSU since 2011.


GV softball team cancels 13th game of season

In accordance to the lingering residual affects of one of the harshest Michigan winters in decades, the Lakers have already been forced to cancel 13 games this season, and have not played a single inning of softball since returning home from a spring trip to Florida more than two weeks ago.

	Head Coach Doug Woods talking to his team before practice. GV / Emily Frye

The legend of Doc Woods

After 38 years at GVSU, 24 as the institution’s softball coach, Woods will retire upon the completion of the 2014 season this spring – leaving more time to fish – as one of the most accomplished coaches in Division II history and an indelible cornerstone of the Laker athletic program.

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Freshman Jenna Lenza

Freshman electrifies GVSU in leadoff spot

To replace her would be a daunting task for anyone, let alone a freshman, but indirectly, that’s what incomer Jenna Lenza has been tasked to do. And just like a pair of BOGO shoes purchased at Payless, through the first 15 games of spring play, Lenza has worn and filled both roles left to her without missing a step.