Quick Hits: GLIAC salutes Hartigan, Shipley

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Kelly Hartigan

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GVL / Courtesy – GVSU Athletics Kelly Hartigan

Lanthorn Staff

Dynamic duo shares weekly GLIAC honor

Grand Valley State student athletes Kelly Hartigan and Gabrielle Shipley were named GLIAC Golfers of the Week on Monday following their standout performances at the Perry Park Spring Fling.

Both standouts carded 6-over 219s over the weekend and tied for first place as the No. 14 Lakers shattered a school record for the lowest 54-hole scoring record (41-over 893) by nine strokes.

Hartigan now owns two wins on the season; Shipley has three. 

GLIAC salutes two GVSU baseball players

Senior second baseman Kevin Zak and junior pitcher Patrick Kelly swept the GLIAC North Division Player of the Week awards for the Grand Valley State baseball team. 

Zak, a senior, has taken home the award in three of three possible weeks this season. In five games last week, he pounded three home runs and a double en route to driving in eight runs and scoring five. 

On the hill, Kelly dealt seven scoreless innings at Ohio Dominican on Saturday to capture the GLIAC North Division Pitcher of the Week honor. While notching his first win of the season, Kelly forced 14 groundouts while tossing just 84 pitches and yielding only seven hits.

Baseball, softball and tennis tilts canceled

Inclement weather put the kibosh on four planned games for Grand Valley State teams this week.

The men’s tennis squad had to cancel a match against Aquinas College, with a make-up date pending. On the diamond, the No. 18 baseball team ran into similar issues, as the Lakers did not play their nine-inning game at St. Joseph’s (Ind.) due to weather. Meanwhile, the softball team saw its doubleheader at Lewis canceled. 

All three teams return to action this weekend.