Freshman pitcher Dana Bowler (Lockport, Ill.) turned in a four-hit shutout performance to lead the Ferris State University softball team to a 4-0 decision over the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia Sunday (March 7) morning at the Florida Rebel Spring Games Tournament in Kissimmee, Fla.
Bowler picked up her first collegiate win by holding the Devils to four hits in seven innings while striking out six and walking one.
The first two innings represented the scoring in the non-conference contest as the Bulldogs took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first on senior designated player Rhea Flores' (Dearborn Heights/Southgate Anderson) RBI single to center field.
Ferris State added three more runs in the second frame on five hits. Senior second baseman Amanda Harrington (St. Joseph/Stevensville-Lakeshore) drove in the first run on a triple to right field. Freshman outfielder Morgan Kramerich (Crest Hill, Ill./Lockport) registered an infield RBI single to score senior outfielder Rachel Wade (Canton) with the Bulldogs' final run. Prior to Kramerich's RBI single, Wade reached first base on an infield single and proceeded to steal second base which allowed Amanda Harrington to cross home plate with FSU's third run of the game.
The Bulldogs, who generated 12 hits in the game, were led by Rachel Wade's three-of-four hitting performance and two runs scored. Junior shortstop Lynsay Weaver (Bay City/All Saints) contributed a pair of hits in three at bats as FSU improved its overall record to 4-5 overall this spring.