April 14, 2013

Bulldog Softball Doubleheader At WSU Halted Due To Medical Issue

Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University softball team's scheduled Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) road doubleheader at Wayne State on Sunday (April 14) was suspended with no score in the bottom of the second inning of game one due to a medical illness involving the home plate umpire.

The Warriors were at the plate with two outs and two runners on base when play was stopped and the home plate umpire could not continue the game. WSU officials attempted to find a replacement umpire, but one could not be located in a timely fashion in the Detroit area.

As of now, no rescheduled date has been announced for the conference twinbill.  It marks the third cancellation for the Bulldogs this week, including the second day in a row as Saturday's slated league twinbill at Saginaw Valley State was postponed due to weather.

Both teams had a single hit apiece when play was halted in the first of two afternoon contests at the Wayne State Softball Stadium.  WSU had runners at second and third base following a passed ball when play was stopped.

With the stoppage in play on Sunday, the Bulldogs are next slated to be in action on Tuesday (April 16) with a non-conference doubleheader against the Lewis Flyers in Romeoville, Ill.  First pitch is set for 2 p.m. (ET) with the nightcap to follow at approximately 4 p.m. (ET).

Ferris State fans are encouraged to stay tuned to FerrisStateBulldogs.com for the latest updates in regards to the ever-changing schedule this spring.

The Bulldogs are currently 15-9 overall and 8-4 in GLIAC action to date this season under first-year head coach Marie Foster.   

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