Jokes help Lipovsky in the circle for GVSU

ALLENDALE, Mich -- The Grand Valley State softball team will host the Midwest 1 Regional tournament starting Thursday at noon.

The Lakers (41-7) are led by 6 first team All-GLIAC players, including two-time Pitcher of the Year Allison Lipovsky, who is 20-3 with an 0.69 e.r.a. this season.

Lipovsky says jokes help her when games get tight.

"My catcher comes out and will tell me a dad joke and make me laugh, and then my pitches are normal again" Lipovsky said.

The overall team chemistry has been a big factor for GVSU this season. They stay loose and like to have fun.

"This group it is extra special," senior third baseman Teagan Shomin said. "We all get along great. It's been a lot of fun. I think winning our conference tournament has been huge for us. We haven't won that in a while, so that was awesome, especially the way that we did it was a really gutsy win."

GVSU will play Hillsdale in the first game Thursday at noon at the GVSU softball field.

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