Baseball Earns 14-6 Win Over Davenport

Lennon Gwizdala
Lennon Gwizdala

OVERVIEW – DAVENPORT

SCORES: Northwood Timberwolves 14, Davenport Panthers 6

RECORDS: Northwood 27-13, 12-8 GLIAC/Davenport 22-14, 9-10 GLIAC

LOCATION: Farmers Insurance Complex – Caledonia, Mich.

RECAP: Northwood storms back to win 14-6 over Davenport Saturday afternoon (April 20), giving the Timberwolves three of four games in the series.

GAME HIGHLIGHTS

  • Davenport was the better team early, scoring one in the second and two in the third to take a 3-0 lead into the fourth inning.
  • Northwood got on the board in the top of the fourth on an RBI single by Jacob Rybicki to make it 3-1.
  • After the Panthers made it 4-1 in the bottom of the fourth, the Timberwolves posted a big fifth inning. NU got started on an RBI fielder's choice by Kyle Ziegler to make it 4-2.
  • Travis Janes tied the game with a two-run single to center field.
  • The Timberwolves took the lead on an error by the first baseman that scored Rybicki.
  • Khale Showers made it a 6-4 Northwood lead with an RBI single to right that plated Janes.
  • In the seventh, Northwood extended their lead, starting with a Showers RBI groundout.
  • Michael Karam extended the advantage to 9-4 with a two-run single
  • Davenport chipped away at the leads, scoring single unearned runs in the seventh and the eighth to make it 9-6 heading to the ninth.
  • The Timberwolves put the game away with a big ninth inning, starting with another big hit from Khale Showers. His two-run single to center made the score 11-6.
  • Cole Brooks extended the lead to 12-6 with a sac fly later in the inning.
  • Northwood capped the scoring with a two-run single by Trevor Polewka to center that made the score 14-6.
  • Lennon Gwizdala picked up a five-inning save by not allowing an earned run while striking out two.

GAME STATS

  • Runs/Hits/Errors – Northwood: 14/11/3, Davenport: 6/10/5
  • Runners Left on Base – Northwood: 9, Davenport: 11
  • Winning Pitcher – Colin Moran (1-1):1 2/3 IP, R (0 ER)
  • Losing Pitcher – Pete Zeimis (3-2): 1/3 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 2 BB
  • Save: Lennon Gwizdala (6): 5 IP, 5 H, 2 R (0 ER), BB, 2 K

TOP NU PERFORMERS

  • Showers: 2-5, R, 4 RBI
  • Janes: 3-4, 3 R, 2 RBI
  • Karam: 2 RBI
  • Polewka: 2-5, 2 RBI

UP NEXT

  • Northwood will travel to Comerica Park to take on Madonna in a non-conference contest Tuesday night (April 23). Game time is set for 7 p.m.