OVERVIEW – WAYNE STATE
SCORES: Northwood Timberwolves 9, Wayne State Warriors 3
RECORDS: Northwood 29-11, 16-5 GLIAC/Wayne State 22-17, 10-10 GLIAC
LOCATION: Gerace Stadium – Midland, Mich.
RECAP: Northwood earns a 9-3 victory over Wayne State Friday afternoon (April 27).
GAME ONE HIGHLIGHTS
- Northwood got things rolling in the bottom of the second inning, starting with an RBI single by Keaton Sackett. A WSU error on the play allowed the Timberwolves to go up 2-0.
- Later in the inning, Ryan McClelland had an RBI single, which was followed by a two-run single by Javier Martinez to push the Northwood lead to 5-0.
- Wayne State responded with three unearned runs in the fourth inning, but NU got one back in the bottom of the inning on a Martinez run-scoring single to make the score 6-3.
- The Timberwolves extended their lead in the fifth inning with a pair of runs thanks to a Sackett sacrifice fly and a Kyle Ziegler RBI single. That sent the game to the sixth inning with Northwood on top 8-3.
- The final run of the game came in the sixth on a bases loaded walk by Brian Dombrowski.
- NU starting pitcher Jake Gross had his best outing of the season, allowing three unearned runs in eight innings. He gave up four hits and three walks while striking out eight.
GAME ONE STATS
- Runs/Hits/Errors – Northwood: 9/12/1, Wayne State: 3/4/2
- Runners Left on Base – Northwood: 12, Wayne State: 6
- Winning Pitcher – Jake Gross (1-3): 8 IP, 4 H, 3 R (0 ER), 3 BB, 8 K
- Losing Pitcher – Jared Tobey (5-3): 4 1/3 IP, 8 H, 8 R (4 ER), 4 BB, K
TOP NU PERFORMERS
- Martinez: 2-5, 3 RBIs
- Sackett: 3-4, RBI, R
- Janes: 2-4, 2B, 3 R
- Dombrowski: 2-4, 2B, RBI, 2 R
- Ziegler: 2-4, RBI
- Northwood's 29 wins this season are the third-most in school history. The Timberwolves need one more win to tie for second in program history. Four of the top six season win totals in NU history have come over the last four years with Jordan Bischel as head coach.
- Northwood will continue their series against the Warriors with a doubleheader tomorrow (two seven-inning games). First pitch is set for 1 p.m.