Sports Shorts

Softball eliminated from playoff contention

A league office decision snubbed Ferris State’s make-up games that were scheduled for April 27 and 28 vs. Ashland and Grand Valley State, respectively.

Ferris State was sitting in 11th place in the GLIAC at the time of the decision, which effectively ended their season. Even if Ferris finished with four wins, it would not have been enough to boost them into the playoffs.

Seniors Alex Wittman and Amy Dunleavy played their final games for Ferris on April 26 at Hillsdale College in an 8-3 loss. Wittman finished with two home runs and 10 RBIs in her senior campaign.

Dunleavy hit for a batting average of .313 and finished second on the team in home runs with four. Dunleavy also went 4-8 on the mound as a starting pitcher and finished with a 4.64 earned run average.

Men’s Tennis falls to Findlay at GLIAC Tournament

Ferris entered the GLIAC tournament with an 8-3 conference record but was upset by the seventh-seeded Findlay Oilers.

The loss dropped Ferris into the third place match, which they subsequently dropped to rival Grand Valley State 5-0, pushing Ferris down to a fourth place finish in the GLIAC tournament.

Ferris finished the regular season at 10-15-3 overall prior to the GLIAC tournament.

Women’s golf finish second at GLIAC tournament

Ferris wrapped up the GLIAC Championships with a runner-up finish on April 27 in New Albany, Ohio after besting Ashland by a narrow margin.

The Bulldogs defeated Ashland with a final shot total of 976, three better than Ashland’s 979.

Grand Valley State ran away with the title after finishing with a tournament-best 943 shots.

Kelsey McKinley was Ferris State’s top golfer, finishing fifth overall in the GLIAC with a score of 237 shots. The freshman shined on Saturday, April 26, when she shot a 77 at Winding Hollow Golf Club, her best round of the tournament.