Cancellations of games over the weekend have the SVSU softball team looking forward to this week as they continue conference play.
After winning their last four games in a row, the Cardinals are now 16-12 and sit in the third spot in the GLIAC standings.
Head coach Todd Buckingham was still very optimistic when asked about his team’s chances to come out on top of the GLIAC.
“There’s still a lot of games left to play in the regular season,” Buckingham said. “We have to continue to string together wins and control what we can control.”
SVSU’s next doubleheader will be against rival GVSU on Wednesday, April 11. The Lakers currently sit atop the GLIAC.
SVSU struggled to manufacture runs in their previous two games against GV, as they dropped a pair of games on March 25.
Freshman infielder Meagan VerVaecke had a very positive outlook on this week’s slate of games for the Cardinals.
“My team and I are very confident going into the week,” VerVaecke said. “Nothing is changing our mindsets and we are ready to take on the week.”
On Saturday, April 14, Saginaw Valley faces Purdue Northwest University.
SVSU came away with a 2-0 sweep of the Pride in their previous matchup on March 21. Holding them to two runs a game, the Cards handily defeated Purdue Northwest before the second game had to be cut short due to inclement weather.
The final doubleheader this week for the Lady Cards begins on Sunday, April 15, against Davenport University.
In the last meeting between the two teams, they split the series 1-1 with blowouts occurring from each team.
Sophomore pitcher Elayne Young emphasized focusing on every detail to finish the season strong.
“Our team is power hungry and ready to take on the tough teams that we face this week,” Young said. “If we approach each game trying to win inning by inning, we will have success.”