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Baseball Takes Series At Ashland With 9-4 Victory

Baseball Takes Series At Ashland With 9-4 Victory


SCORES: Northwood Timberwolves 9, Ashland Eagles 4

RECORDS: Northwood 16-7, 3-1 GLIAC/Ashland 9-8, 1-3 GLIAC

LOCATION: Donges Field – Ashland, Ohio

RECAP: Northwood defeats Ashland 9-4 Sunday (March 25) as the Timberwolves take three of four in the series to open Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) play.


  • One day after Northwood scored eight of their 10 runs in the final inning of two games of a doubleheader, it was the first inning of today's contest that proved to be the difference.
  • The Timberwolves scored five in the opening inning, starting with an RBI double by David Vinsky.
  • Colin McClelland then had an RBI single, which was followed by a Kyle Ziegler bases-loaded walk to put NU on top 3-0.
  • With the bases still loaded, Michael Karam was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded, which was followed by a sacrifice fly by Brian Dombrowski to give NU a 5-0 lead.
  • After the Eagles cut the lead to 5-1 in the bottom of the first, neither team scored again until the fourth when NU got a run thanks to an error.
  • Ashland got one back in the bottom of the fourth inning to send the game to the fifth with NU on top 6-2.
  • That is where the score remained until the top of the eighth inning, when Dombrowski hit his third home run of the season to push the Northwood advantage to 7-2.
  • The Eagles made things interesting in the eighth, scoring a pair of runs to make it 7-4. AU had  the bases loaded, but NU closer Lennon Gwizdala got the final four outs of the game to give the Timberwolves the win.


  • Runs/Hits/Errors: Northwood 9/8/2, Ashland 4/5/5
  • Runners Left on Base: Northwood 13, Ashland 5
  • Winning Pitcher: Nathan Langenfeld (2-0) 5 IP, 2 H, 2 R, K, 2 BB
  • Losing Pitcher: Sam Rice (1-1) 0 IP, 2 H, 4 R (3 ER), BB
  • Save: Lennon Gwizdala (7) 1 1/3 IP, H, K



  • Gwizdala's seventh save of the season already ties him for third on the Northwood single-season list, pulling him even with his total from a year ago. He now has 14 saves for his career, which puts him second on the career list. He trails only Jason Moczul (21).


  • After 23 straight games away from Midland, Northwood will host its home opener in a series against Purdue Northwest beginning Thursday (March 29). Game time for the nine inning game is set for 4 p.m.