This past weekend (Oct. 2&3) the GVSU club softball team competed at the Indy Invitational tournament in Elkhart, IN. The team went 2-1 in pool play facing the University of Michigan (L 0-2), Adrian College (W 6-5), and Western Michigan University (W 5-4). GVSU began bracket play facing Adrian College again, beating them 11-6 to move on to the semifinals against the University of Michigan. Timely hits, solid defense, and positive attitudes led the girls to a clutch win 4-2 over UofM and brought the team to the championship game. The final game was against Michigan State University and after a hard-fought battle, GVSU fell 2-4 against the Spartans, placing second overall in the tournament. Freshman Bella Chinavare was GVSU’s pitcher of the weekend, pitching twenty innings of the tournament with minimal walks and multiple clutch strikeouts. Junior Taylor Trudeau was GVSU’s player of the weekend going 9 for 14 at the plate. With a timely double against UofM in the semifinals, Trudeau drove in two runs to tie the score and keep the Lakers in the game. The club team looks forward to redemption against the MSU Spartans this Sunday (10/10) with three conference games at the GVSU ICA Softball Field.