Quick Hits 4/12

Zack Goodrow , Sports Editor

Track and field comes back home to Michigan 

The GVSU track and field team spent another weekend in Kentucky as they competed in the Jim Vargo Invitational. Natalie Graber picked up a first place finish in the 1500 meter with a time of 4:35.57. 

The team then came back to Michigan the following day to compete in the Hillsdale Invitational. Marcedes Chandler  won the 100 meter race with a time of 11.99 seconds. The men’s team broke another record in this meet as well. The men’s 4×100 meter relay team broke GVSU’s record and earned a provisional time. Makiyah Smallwood, Calvin Hatcher, Antonio Passarelli and Jalen Kyles finished the event in 40.86 seconds. 

Softball picks up two more victories 

Against Davenport, the No. 17 ranked GVSU softball team picked up two solid wins. In the first game of the series, GVSU won 2-1 in a close pitching battle. In the second game however, the Lakers’ bats came alive as they won 9-2. 

Hannah Beatus picked up her tenth victory of the season against Davenport. She pitched a complete game, struck out seven batters and gave up only one earned run. She gave up only two hits in this game. Providing offensive support for Beatus was Taylor Rieger, whose two RBI singles in the fifth inning gave the Lakers the lead. 

Hannah Hollister racked up two hits and three RBI’s in the next game of the series. Bailey Thatcher also swung a hot bat as she picked up four base hits and three doubles. Ever time Thatcher made it on base she would eventually come home as she scored four runs. 

Both tennis teams pick up wins against GLIAC opponent 

The GVSU tennis team both beat Purdue-Northwest on Friday April, 9. This event put the GVSU men’s team at 4-0 against their GLIAC competition. This was also their fourth victory in a row. The women’s team has also found success in the GLIAC so far this year, as they are 4-1 in conference play. The women’s team beat Purdue-Northwest 7-0 and swept all six of their singles matches. The men’s team won 5-2. 

The men’s team won four out of their six singles matches. Sean Miller won his two sets 6-4 and 6-3. Tomas Oliveira won both matches 6-3. Freddy Cossio won both of his sets 6-3 and 6-2. Sasha Lescoulie won both of his sets 6-3 and 6-1. 

The women’s team was very impressive in not only their singles matches, but also their doubles. Marily Canellopoulos and Marija Leko won their matchup 7-5. Taylor Berrett and Vera Griva won their set. To close out the doubles, Vasileia Griva and Liv Hanover won their game 6-1.