Baseball Wins 14-13 Non-GLIAC Contest Versus Saginaw Valley

Khale Showers
Khale Showers


SCORES: Northwood Timberwolves 14, Saginaw Valley State Cardinals 13

RECORDS: Northwood 24-12/Saginaw Valley 13-19-1

LOCATION: Dow Diamond – Midland, Mich.

RECAP: Baseball wins back-and-forth affair with Saginaw Valley, with Northwood winning 14-13 in a non-conference game Tuesday night (April 16) at Dow Diamond.


  • Saginaw Valley got on the board with an unearned run in the bottom of the first inning.
  • The score remained 1-0 until the fourth when Northwood tied the game at 1-1 on an RBI single by Kyle Ziegler.
  • The Timberwolves extended their lead in the fifth, starting with an three-run homer by Cole Brooks.
  • Khale Showers made it a 6-1 lead for Northwood on a two-run single.
  • SVSU's offense exploded in the middle innings, scoring three in the fifth and seventh in the sixth to open up an 11-6 lead.
  • Northwood responded with a big inning of their own in the seventh, starting with a Showers two-run single. An SVSU throwing error allowed a third run to come home on the play.
  • David Vinsky drove home another run on a fielder's choice to cut the lead to one at 11-10.
  • Colin McClelland leveled the game with an RBI single to center field, sending the game to the bottom of the inning with the score tied 11-11.
  • Northwood took the lead in the top of the eighth thanks to Showers once again. His RBI single plated Nick Palmer and put the Timberwolves on top 12-11.
  • The Timberwolves added insurance runs in the top of the ninth, thanks to a two-run double by Trevor Polewka to make the score 14-11.
  • SVSU plated a pair in the ninth before Lennon Gwizdala closed out the win.


  • Runs/Hits/Errors – Northwood: 14/14/4, Saginaw Valley: 11/10/3
  • Runners Left on Base – Northwood: 11, Saginaw Valley: 6
  • Winning Pitcher – Hunter McShane (1-0) 1 2/3 IP, H
  • Losing Pitcher – John Fantauzzo (L, 2-2) 1 2/3 IP, 3 R (2 ER), 4 BB, 2 K
  • Save – Lennon Gwizdala (5): 2 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 4 K


  • Showers: 4-5, 2B, R, 5 RBIs
  • Palmer: 3-4, 3 R
  • Polewka: 2-5, 2B, 2 R, 2 RBIs
  • Brooks: HR, 3 RBIs


  • Northwood has now swept Saginaw Valley in each of the last two seasons. NU has gone 12-1 against the Cardinals over the last three years.


  • Northwood will travel to Davenport for a weekend series, starting Thursday (April 18). First pitch is set for 4 p.m.