- Kelly Hysong pitched a complete game and allowed just three earned runs while striking out five batters
- Valeri Broschk was 1-for-3 with a RBI
- Hallie Ward and Sydney Bajusz each drove in runs for the Vikings
- Cleveland State had its streak of five straight games without an error come to an end
Cleveland State, which dropped to 10-23 overall and 3-6 in the Horizon League, jumped out to a 2-0 lead but could not hold off the Titans comeback. Detroit Mercy improved to 18-21 overall and 10-5 in the league with the victory.
The Vikings scored a pair of runs in the first inning without the benefit of a base hit.
Cleveland State scored the first run of the game when Bajusz reached on an error, which permitted Hysong to cross home plate giving the Vikings a 1-0 lead.
Detroit Mercy answered with a pair of runs in the top of the third inning to tie the game at 2-2.
The Titans strung together three hits in the fifth inning, which resulted in three runs giving Detroit Mercy a 5-2 lead.
The Vikings fought back with a run in the bottom of the sixth inning.
Hallie Ward led of the inning with a walk and advanced to second base on a ground out by Mackenzie Tucker. Broschk followed with a single up the middle, which brought home Hallie Ward and trimmed the lead to 5-3.
The Vikings rally continued when Paige Hartley walked advancing Broschk to second base. With two runners on, Hysong ripped a line drive to first, but Leena Mortensen snared the liner and stepped on first for an inning-ending double play.
Cleveland State returns to action on Friday (April 12) when it visits Youngstown State to open a three-game series. The teams will play one game on Friday beginning at 3 p.m. and conclude the series with a doubleheader on Saturday (April 13) beginning at 1 p.m.