The Ferris State softball team began their season on Sunday, Feb. 28 in Clermont, Fla.
The Bulldogs had a strong showing in their first game, defeating Saint Anselm College 3-1, thanks to solid defense and an impressive showing by Ferris senior pitcher Stacy Thompson.
The 5-foot-5-inch Kalamazoo native pitched a complete game for the Bulldogs, allowing one unearned run in seven innings of play. Thompson only gave up four hits, struck out three batters in the contest and got the Bulldogs started on the right foot to begin their 2016 campaign.
Thompson pitched in 22 games last season, starting in 12 of those and tallying a win-loss record of 6-7 while on the mound for the Bulldogs. In 91.2 innings pitched, Thompson struck out 26, walked 29 and accrued an earned runs average of 3.74.
Thompson and the Dawgs will play 16 games in a road trip to Florida from today until Saturday, March 12. The team will return to Big Rapids for their first home games of the season in a double-header against Davenport University on Tuesday, March 22 at 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.
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