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Baseball Finishes Spring Trip With 18-8 Win Over Eckerd

Baseball Finishes Spring Trip With 18-8 Win Over Eckerd

OVERVIEW – ECKERD

SCORES: Northwood Timberwolves 18, Eckerd Tritons 8

RECORDS: Northwood 13-6, Eckerd 10-14

LOCATION: Osceola County Stadium – Kissimmee, Florida

RECAP: Northwood extends its winning streak to seven games with an 18-8 win over Eckerd to close out the Timberwolves' spring trip to Florida Monday (March 19).

NU/ECKERD HIGHLIGHTS

  • The leadoff batter of the game hit a solo home run for Eckerd, putting the Tritons up 1-0.
  • Northwood wasted no time responding, putting together a five-run first inning. NU got rolling thanks to three consecutive RBI doubles by Ryan McClelland, David Vinsky and Javier Martinez to make the score 3-1.
  • Later in the inning, Michael Karam was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded, which was followed by a Kyle Ziegler sacrifice fly to put NU on top 5-1.
  • In the third, Northwood extended its lead with four more runs. Karam got things started with a bases-loaded walk to make it 6-1.
  • Ziegler added an RBI double while Brian Dombrowski had a two-run single to send the game to the fourth with NU leading 9-1.
  • Eckerd got back into the game with a five-run fifth inning to cut the advantage to 9-6.
  • NU got the lead back to four on a solo home run by Ziegler in the bottom of the fifth.
  • After the Tritons cut the advantage to 10-7 in the sixth, Northwood put the contest away in the seventh and eighth. Northwood put six up in the seventh, highlighted by a three-run homer by Nick Palmer, making the score 16-7.
  • Northwood got two more runs in the eighth before the Tritons plated one in the ninth to make the final score 18-8.

NU/ECKERD GAME STATS

  • Runs/Hits/Errors Northwood: 18/12/2, Eckerd: 8/13/1
  • Runners Left on Base: Northwood: 7, Eckerd: 7
  • Winning Pitcher: Ian Dimitrie (5-0) 3 IP, 5 H, R
  • Losing Pitcher: Drew Martin (1-4) 2 1/3 IP, 6 H, 9 R, 5 BB

TOP NU PERFORMERS

  • Ziegler: 2-3, HR (1), 2B, 3 RBI, 2 R, BB
  • Palmer: 2-3, HR (3), 3 RBI, 2 R, 2 BB
  • Vinsky: 2-5, 2B, 2 R, 2 RBI
  • McClellend: 2-5, 2B, 2 R, RBI

NORTHWOOD NOTES

  • Northwood finishes its spring break trip to Florida with a 9-1 record.
  • After starting the year 1-5, Northwood has gone 12-1 in their last 13 games. In that stretch, the Timberwolves out-scored their opponents 141-52. That averages out to an average score of 10.8-4. NU's ERA in the last 13 games is 3.39, compared to 9.49 for their opponents.

UP NEXT

  • Northwood will open Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference play with a series at Ashland March 23-25.