Sports Shorts

Ferris softball pulls off Saturday sweep

The Ferris softball team pulled off a sweep of their regional games Saturday, Feb. 23, in Westfield, Indiana. The two wins, which pushed their record to 4-4 on their young season, came against Bellarmine University (Kentucky) and Rockhurst University (Missouri).

To open the day against Bellarmine, the Bulldogs defeated the Knights by a score of 8-3. They then followed that performance up with a win against the Rockhurst Hawks in eight innings by a score of 7-3.

This comes as a much-needed bounce-back effort for the Bulldogs, as the team went 0-2 Friday with losses to the University of Southern Indiana and the University of Indianapolis.

The day started with a tight 9-7 loss to the Southern Indiana Screaming Eagles. The Bulldogs followed up that performance with some offensive struggles against Indianapolis, losing to the Greyhounds 6-0.

Action resumes Saturday, March 9, with games against Saint Anselm College (New Hampshire) and Winona State University (Minnesota) in Clermont, Florida.

Ferris men’s basketball team loses to Parkside

The Ferris men’s basketball team lost 66-59 to the University of Wisconsin-Parkside Saturday, Feb. 23, in Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) play. In a game that could have clinched the GLIAC North Division for the Bulldogs, they failed to pull this one out on the road. Ferris and Wisconsin are now tied for first in the North Division with one game left to play in the regular season.

Despite the loss, the Bulldogs played well defensively. They held the Rangers to 66 points on just 38.3 percent shooting, including limiting them to six of 23 shooting from three-point range.

However, despite 14 points from Ferris sophomore wing Jaylin McFadden, they couldn’t get the job done.

They do still have a chance to win the division if they take care of business on the road Thursday, Feb. 28, at Lake Superior State University. Wisconsin-Parkside will play last place Purdue Univeristy Northwest the same day to try and win the division themselves.