Quick Hits: Baseball club sweeps Tech

Mike Michalski

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Mike Michalski

Lanthorn Staff

Baseball club no-hits Michigan Tech twice

The Grand Valley State club baseball team bounced back from a loss at Cornerstone with a trio of mercy-rule victories over Michigan Tech on Saturday afternoon in Grandville, Mich.

GVSU pitchers Marcus Gignac and Mike Michalski were dominant on the mound, starting the series with back-to-back five-inning no-hitters as the Lakers cruised to 10-0, 12-0 and 16-6 wins.

The Lakers hope to stay hot at home against Northern Michigan in a doubleheader Saturday.

Former Laker attends NFL Veteran Combine

Former Grand Valley State standout Matt Armstrong was one of 100 players participating in the first-ever NFL Veteran Combine on Sunday at the Arizona Cardinals practice facility in Tempe, Ariz. 

Armstrong, a center, signed as an undrafted free agent with the New Orleans Saints last season but failed to make in through final cuts. Since then, Armstrong has bounced around, appearing most recently in training camp with the San Jose SaberCats in the Arena Football League.

The Lansing, Mich. native won the Rimington Award as the NCAA Division II’s top center in 2013.

GVSU still first in Directors’ Cup standings

Another Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup may be heading to Allendale this summer.

Grand Valley State increased its lead in the most recent standings after the track and field and swimming and diving teams notched four top-20 finishes (287 points) at nationals on March 14. 

GVSU, which capped the fall campaign by winning two national championships on the same day, now owns 660 points on the year and has a commanding lead on second-place Colorado Mesa (440.5 points) and third-place LIU Post (431). Final standings will be released on June 4.

The Lakers have won nine of the last 11 Directors’ Cups.