(Courtesy: UMD Softball Twitter)
(Courtesy: UMD Softball Twitter)
(Courtesy: UMD Softball Twitter)

By STEVEN ROBENAULT, Staff Reporter

In its first set of conference games this season, University of Michigan-Dearborn’s softball team swept all four contests this past week.

On a day marked by pranks — April 1 — the softball team certainly wasn’t fooling around against Cornerstone University. A potent offense carried the team to doubleheader sweep.

In each game, the Wolverines scored nine runs on double-digit hit totals and nearly matching RBI — seven in the first and eight in the second. The pitching attack was effective also, yielding a total of 11 runs but holding Cornerstone batters to a limited .206 and .250 batting averages, respectively. The second game was shortened to five innings.

Three days later, the Wolverines took on Siena Heights University for another two-game set. Once again the team scored nine runs, they piled up 16 more on 21 hits in the second game. The Wolverines did allow their opponent to score 16 runs over the two games, but their forceful offensive production is difficult to overcome. Both games were shortened to seven innings.

Highlighting the offensive barrage was second baseman Jordan Ewald, who collected five RBI and four runs on five hits against Siena Heights. Kayla Goodwin earned the win in the first game against the Saints and helped secure the victory with a save in the other.

UM-Dearborn softball’s next game will be against Cleary University at Livonia Ladywood High School on April 8. The first game will start at 3:00 p.m. with a second following shortly after.