Quick Hits 4/5

Zack Goodrow, Sports Editor

GV Track and Field wins handful of events in WKU Hilltopper Relays  

Last weekend, the GVSU track and field team competed in the annual WKU Hilltopper Relays in Bowling Green Kentucky.

In the field events, Erika Lechner finished third in shot put with a throw of 13.35 meters. In her first appearance during the outdoor season, Jenna Doyle finished fourth in the high jump with a 1.6 meter performance. In the hammer throw event, Hunter Harding took first with a 60.08m throw. Justin Scavarda finished first in the discus throw (51.18 meters) and Myles Kerner finished first in shot put (17.14 meters). 

In the track events, GVSU’s 4×400 meter team finished first. The team consisted of Daniel Walker, Jaylen Hasan, Alexander Porter and Jason Blanchard. They finished the event with a time of 3:15.93. Blanchard (51.16) and Walker (51.27) finished first and second respectively in the 400H event. For the women’s team, Jessica Eby finished first in the 400H with a time of 1:00.15.

Nicole Sreenan took the top spot in the 400m with a time of 53.74. The women’s 4x100m relay team consisting of Sreenan, Eby, Ashley Perryman and Anjelica Floyd finished first with a time of 47.10. 

GV Baseball splits series versus No. 21 ranked Northwood 

The GVSU baseball team (9-9) faced off against a tough opponent in Northwood (11-3) last week. While they fell in a close matchup during the first game of the series, they rallied back to earn another victory in the second game. 

The first game of the series was a back and forth battle. GVSU jumped out to an early 3-1 lead in the third inning. Northwood rallied however to take the lead after scoring two runs in both the third and fourth innings of the game.

GVSU trailed 3-5 heading into the sixth inning. They scored four runs, however, and looked to take control of the game. Northwood answered with four runs themselves at the bottom of the sixth and GVSU was unable to bounce back. They lost the game 8-9. 

In this game, Mark Scannell got the start for the Lakers. He pitched 4.0 innings, giving up three earned runs and striking out two batters. Michael Barno was credited with the loss after he was called in the sixth inning. In the sixth, he gave up four earned runs and struck out three batters. On offense, catcher Ryan Lorber batted in two runs for the Lakers. 

In the second game of the series, GVSU jumped out to an early lead and never looked back. They scored 10 runs in the second inning and never looked back. Northwood tried to rally back, but the Lakers offense kept their foot on the gas pedal. They scored four runs in the final four innings of the game to keep a healthy lead against Northwood.