Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Business as usual for sixth-ranked Ferris softball team

BIG RAPIDS – In case you hadn’t heart, we have one of the best-kept secrets in all of NCAA Division II softball right here in our backyard.

Our Ferris State University softball team is ranked sixth in the nation and off to a 16-2 start following a sweep of archrival Grand Valley State University on Monday afternoon. The Bulldogs defeated the traditionally-strong Lakers 3-2 (in extra innings), in the first game, and finished the sweep with a 6-1 victory in game two. The game originally was scheduled to be played on Sunday, but was moved back to Monday in anticipation of inclement weather.

In talking with head coach Keri Becker following the game, she attributed her team’s strong start to two areas – beyond mere talent: (1) strong pitching and (2) good defense. Coach Becker has had few issues in either area and when the team has been hitting well it has been virtually unbeatable this season.

If you get a chance to watch the Bulldogs on the diamond this season it’s probably something you will not want to miss. The team is next scheduled to be at home on Saturday (April 4) when it hosts Lake Superior State in a doubleheader beginning at 1 p.m. at the FSU Softball Field.

Come out and support our nationally-ranked Bulldogs, the defending 2008 NCAA Division II Great Lakes Region champions.

For more on the game, visit: http://www.ferris.edu/sports/index/homepage.cfm

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