OVERVIEW – PURDUE NORTHWEST
SCORES: Northwood Timberwolves 3, Purdue Northwest Pride 1/Northwood 8, Purdue Northwest 5
RECORDS: Northwood 18-7, 5-1 GLIAC/Purdue Northwest 9-8, 2-4 GLIAC
LOCATION: Dowling Park – Hammond, Ind.
RECAP: Northwood pushes its win streak to five with a pair of wins at Purdue Northwest Friday afternoon (March 30).
GAME ONE HIGHLIGHTS (SEVEN INNINGS)
- The opener was scoreless until the bottom of the third when Ryan McClelland hit a solo home run to give Northwood the early lead.
- NU expanded their advantage in the sixth with a pair runs. Colin McClelland had an RBI single, which was followed by a Travis Janes run-scoring double to make the score 3-0.
- The Pride got one back in the seventh, but that proved to be the only run Tyler Jandron would allow.
GAME ONE STATS
- Runs/Hits/Errors – Northwood: 3/7/0, Purdue Northwest: 1/6/0
- Runners Left on Base – Northwood: 4, Purdue Northwest: 6
- Winning Pitcher – Tyler Jandron (5-1) 7 IP, 6 H, R, 9 K, BB
- Losing Pitcher – Jimmy Skiff (2-1) 6 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 8 K, 0 BB
TOP NU PERFORMERS
- R. McClelland: 1-3, HR (3), RBI
- Janes: 2-2, 2B, RBI
- David Vinsky: 2-3, 2B, RBI
- Jandron improved to 17-2 for his two-year career at Northwood. His 17 wins are tied for second in program history, tying former teammate Alex Lewandowski. Jandron is one win behind all-time leader Trent Mulder (18). Current NU pitcher Ian Dimitrie stands with 16 wins for his career.
GAME TWO HIGHLIGHTS (NINE INNING GAME)
- Purdue Northwest had three hits in the top of the first inning, plating a run to go up 1-0.
- The Timberwolves responded with two runs in the second inning with a pair: Vinsky had an RBI single, while C. McClelland walked with the bases loaded to make it 2-1.
- Northwood had numerous chances to score more runs early in the game but left the bases loaded in each of the first three innings.
- After a solo homer for the Pride cut the NU lead to 4-2 in the top of the fifth, Northwood came right back with a pair in the bottom of the inning to extend the advantage. Javier Martinez had a sacrifice fly, which was followed by a C. McClelland RBI single to make the score 6-2.
- A R. McClelland RBI single in the top of the sixth gave Northwood a 7-2 lead.
- Purdue Northwest got one back in the top of the seventh, which was immediately followed in the bottom of the inningby a solo homer for Martinez. That sent the game to the eighth inning with Northwood leading 8-3.
- The Pride scored a pair in the eighth inning before Lennon Gwizdala got the final four outs to close out the victory.
GAME TWO STATS
- Runs/Hits/Errors – Northwood: 8/12/0, Purdue Northwest: 5/13/1
- Walks Drawn – Northwood: 15, Purdue Northwest: 1
- Runners Left on Base – Northwood: 18, Purdue Northwest: 4
- Winning Pitcher – Dakota Roberts (1-1) 4.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 K
- Losing Pitcher – Chad Patrick (3-1) 1 2/3 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 4 BB, 3 K
- Save – Lennon Gwizdala (8) 1 1/3 IP, H, 0 K, 0 BB
TOP NU PERFORMERS
- R. McClelland: 2-4, 2 R, 2 BB, RBI
- Martinez: 1-1, HR (2), 2 R, 4 BB, 2 RBI
- Sackett: 2-4, 2 RBI
- C. McClelland: 3-5, BB, 2 SB, 2 RBI
- Northwood's 15 drawn walks is a season-high.
- Gwizdala's eighth save of the season already ties him for second on the single-season saves list in Northwood history. He now has 15 saves for his career, good for second place in school history. Jason Moczel holds both the single-season (nine) and career (21) saves record.
- After starting the year 1-5, Northwood has gone 17-2 in its last 19 games.
- Northwood and Purdue Northwest will finish the four-game series Saturday (March 31) with a doubleheader. First pitch is set for 1 p.m. Eastern time.