GVL/Kevin Sielaff - GVSU transfer pitchers pose for a photo on Tuesday, April 18, 2017.

GVSU pitching staff bolstered by five transfers

After the 2016 season, the Grand Valley State baseball team returned only one starting pitcher that exceeded 40 innings pitched, Kyle Lawson. The GLIAC All-Second Team selection led the team in innings pitched the previous season. In the first game of the 2017 season, Lawson took the mound and cruised through the first three innings, allowing only one run and two hits with six strikeouts. He started the fourth inning with two more strikeouts. On pace for a dominating start, he left the game in the fourth inning with an apparent arm injury. In the next couple weeks, Lawson received Tommy-John surgery, officially ending his season and leaving a large hole to fill in GVSU’s rotation.

GVL / Luke Holmes -  Josh Smith (9) nails a double. GVSU Men's Baseball faced off against Ohio Dominican in a double header on Saturday, April 8, 2017.

GVSU baseball sweeps doubleheader over Ashland

The Grand Valley State baseball team won both games of a Wednesday doubleheader on the road against the Ashland Eagles Wednesday, April 19 by scores of 11-7 and 14-8. With the victories, the Lakers have swept the season series with Ashland after winning two games the previous week at home.

GVL/Kevin Sielaff - Meghan Datema (18) controls the ball and sets up a play during the game vs Northern Michigan on Saturday, April 15, 2017.

GVSU lacrosse blows halftime lead in 13-9 loss to Seton Hill

When any team is struggling to perform to their potential, normally a coach will solve the team’s performance questions and hopefully provide answers to improve on moving forward. But for Grand Valley State women’s lacrosse coach Alicia Groveston, her team only left her with questions after the Lakers allowed nine second-half goals in their 13-9 loss against Seton Hill (Pennsylvania) at home Tuesday, April 18.