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Baseball Defeats Tiffin 8-4 To Complete Series Sweep

Baseball Defeats Tiffin 8-4 To Complete Series Sweep

The Northwood University baseball completed a three-game series sweep over Tiffin with an 8-4 victory Monday afternoon (April 22).

Northwood is now 15-18 overall, 10-12 in the GLIAC.  Tiffin falls to 17-24 overall, 11-14 in the GLIAC.

The Dragons got the scoring going in the third inning with a single run, but the Timberwolves responded right away.  Northwood plated four runs in the bottom of the inning.  Jake Oard (Beaverton, Mich.) and Cody Rogers (Saginaw, Mich./Swan Valley) had back-to-back RBI singles to give Northwood the lead.  Then with two outs, Eric Altman (West Bloomfield, Mich./St. Clair) had a two-run single to put Northwood up 4-1.  With the score 5-3 in the bottom of the sixth innings, the Timberwolves plated three two-out runs, highlighted by a two-run single by Oard.  The Dragons got one in the seventh but got no closer than that.

Oard led the Northwood offense, finishing with three hits, three RBI's and a run scored.  Rogers had two hits and an RBI, while Altman had a hit and two RBI's.

Andrew Joseph (Sylvania, Ohio/Owens CC) picked up the win in relief.  He allowed one earned run in five innings to claim his fourth win of season.

Northwood will travel to Davenport for a single game Wednesday (April 24).  First pitch is set for 6:30 p.m.