Ferris State Falls to Lewis In Softball Home Opener
BIG RAPIDS — Ferris State hosted Lewis for a doubleheader in softball, with the Bulldogs losing their first two home games of the season, 6-2 and 3-0.
The Bulldogs’ day started well with a first-inning home run by Paige Kortz, bringing her GLIAC lead to six home runs on the season. However, the Flyers responded with two runs in the next inning with an RBI double by Maggie Joutras and an error to score the second run.
Lewis built on that lead in the fourth with a pair of 2-RBI doubles by Gabi Nilles and Evie Calderon.
The Flyers kept up the scoring in the second game, starting the game with an RBI triple by Delaney Garden in the first inning. Calderon drove her in from third on a sacrifice fly to give Lewis the quick 2-0 lead.
Despite matching the Flyers with nine hits, Ferris State couldn’t score a run in the second game.
The Bulldogs fall to 9-14 overall on the season, and they’ll look to bounce back on Thursday with their first conference games against Wayne State on the road. The doubleheader will start at 3 p.m.
Every Ferris State home game will be live streamed on MiSportsNow and VUit. This was the first of eight doubleheaders that will be live streamed this spring.
Here’s a look at the remaining home doubleheaders for the Bulldogs:
Saturday, April 9: Ferris State vs. Wisconsin-Parkside 1 p.m.
Sunday, April 10: Ferris State vs. Purdue Northwest 1 p.m.
Friday, April 15: Ferris State vs. Davenport 1 p.m.
Saturday, April 16: Ferris State vs. Grand Valley State 1 p.m.
Wednesday, April 20: Ferris State vs. Northwood 2:30 p.m.
Friday, April 29: Ferris State vs. Wayne State 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 30: Ferris State vs. Saginaw Valley State 1 p.m.