OVERVIEW – BELLARMINE/TREVECCA NAZARENE
SCORES: Northwood Timberwolves 10, Bellarmine Knights 0 (five innings), Trevecca Nazarene Trojans 3, Northwood 2
RECORDS: Northwood 1-1, Bellarmine 6-7, Trevecca Nazarene 4-4
LOCATION: Evansville, Ind. (University of Southern Indiana – Midwest Region Crossover)
RECAP: Northwood opens their 2017 season with an easy win against Bellarmine before falling late to Trevecca Nazarene Friday afternoon (February 24).
- Northwood got their season off to as good a start as possible, as senior outfielder Hayley D'Avilar homered in the first at bat of the season.
- The Timberwolves extended their lead to 2-0 later in the first inning on an RBI single by Abby Joseph.
- NU would blow the game open in the top of the fourth, scoring five runs. Meghan Franz and Danielle Bartodziej had RBI hits before Riley Ostapowicz capped the inning with a two-run homer.
- The Timberwolves then closed the game out with a three-run fifth inning. Sydni Pauley hit a two-run homer, followed by a D'Avilar RBI single.
- Bellarmine did not get their first hit off NU pitcher Taylor Wright until fifth inning, as the hurler picked up a win in her first start at Northwood.
- Runs/Hits/Errors Northwood: 10/14/1, Bellarmine: 0/2/3
- Runners Left on Base: Northwood: 5 Bellarmine: 6
- Winning Pitcher: Taylor Wright (1-0): 5.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 K
- Losing Pitcher: Marlee Tevis (1-2): 3.2 IP, 5 R (3 earned)
TOP NU PERFORMERS
- D'Avilar: 2-4, HR, 2 R, 3 RBI
- Ostapowicz: 3-4, HR, 1 R, 2 RBI
- Bartodziej: 2-2, 2 2B, 2 R, 1 RBI
- Pauley: 1-3, HR, 2 RBI
GAME 1 NOTES
- The win came in the first career game for new Northwood head coach Gregg Sauve
TREVECCA NAZARENE HIGHLIGHTS
- The game was scoreless into the third inning before Northwood broke through in the top of the frame on an Abby Joseph sac fly.
- Northwood extended its lead in the fourth inning thanks to Pauley's second home run of the day, going up 2-0.
- Trevecca did not register their first hit until the fifth inning, but that is when they began their comeback.
- The Trojans scored one in the fifth to cut the lead to 2-1. Trevecca then scored single runs in the sixth and the seven, both with two outs in the inning, to finish off the comeback win.
TREVECCA NAZARENE STATS
- Runs/Hits/Errors: Northwood: 2/3/2, Trevecca Nazarene: 3/4/0
- Runners Left on Base: Northwood: 7, Trevecca Nazarene: 8
- Winning Pitcher: Savannah Carr: 4 IP, 0 R, 3 K, 1 BB
- Losing Pitcher: Marissa Tiano: 1 IP, 1 R, 3 BB, 1 HBP
- Save: Max Bain (1)
TOP NU PERFORMERS
- Pauley: 2-3, 1 HR, 1 RBI
- Vanessa Ewing: 5 2/3 IP, 2 R, 6 K, 2 BB
- The Timberwolves will continue play at the crossover Saturday with a pair of games. Northwood will face host Southern Indiana at Noon before taking on Indianapolis at 2 p.m.