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Home Opener Delayed

Neutral site chosen for weekend's series of league doubleheaders

by Published: Mar 29, 2013

Ferris State’s home opener will be put on hold due to a field that remains unplayable impart to Big Rapids’ chang­ing climate.

Ferris’ Lady Bulldogs will instead travel to Caledonia for a week­end of double-header action at Davenport University’s home field, the Famers Insurance Athletic Complex, March 29–30.

Ferris’ first con­fer­ence twin­bill of the week­end will begin league play for foe Lake Erie (2−8) March 29, at 12 p.m. and 2 p.m.

The Bulldogs (9−7, 2–2 in the GLIAC) will then wel­come league new­comer Walsh in the Cavaliers’ first con­fer­ence dou­ble­header, March 30.

Ferris’ fresh­man out­fielder Alyssa Smith, who holds a league best eight stolen bases and fourth-best .436 bat­ting aver­age through 12 games, will look to extend her nine bases reached streak.

Ferris will be guided at the mound by senior pitcher Dana Bowler. Bowler (9−5) is sec­ond in strike­outs among pitch­ers in the GLIAC with 58 thrown this season.

Ferris will hope to open its home field against Lake Superior State (2−3, 0–2 in the GLIAC) April 2, per­mit­ting con­di­tions at Ferris’ Varsity Softball Field have improved.