Softball Splits Pair - Falling To Winona State Before Defeating Illinois-Spingfield

Karli Godlewski had three RBIs for Northwood on the day
Karli Godlewski had three RBIs for Northwood on the day


SCORES: Winona State Warriors 11, Northwood Timberwolves 3 (Five Innings); Northwood 5, Illinois-Springfield Prairie Stars 4

RECORDS: Northwood 8-10, Winona State 14-3, Illinois-Springfield 7-10

LOCATION: Clermont, Fla. (PFX Spring Games)  

RECAP: Northwood split a pair of games at the PFX Spring Games Friday (March 7), falling to Winona State 11-3 in five innings before defeating Illinois-Springfield 5-4.


  • Winona State came right out firing in the bottom of the first inning, scoring four runs.
  • Northwood got a pair back in the second inning thanks to a Karli Godlewski two-run double.
  • NU then cut the margin down to one in the third inning on a Sydni Pauley sacrifice fly.
  • That would be as close as the Timberwolves would get, however, as the Warriors plated five in the fourth and two more in the fifth to close out the game.


  • Runs/Hits/Errors Winona State: 11/14/1, Northwood: 3/5/3
  • Runners Left on Base: Winona State: 5, Northwood: 4
  • Winning Pitcher: Jaida Reynen 1 IP in relief, 1 K
  • Save: Alyssa Van Valey (1) 2 IP, 1 BB, 1 K
  • Losing Pitcher: Makenzie Norton (1-3): 3 IP, 7 H, 7 R (2 ER)


  • Godlewski: 1-2, 2B, 2 RBI
  • Pauley: 1-1, RBI, R


  • Northwood got the early lead against Illinois-Springfield, scoring one in the second inning on a Godlewski sac fly.
  • The Timberwolves then made it 3-0 in the second thanks to a Riley Ostapowicz RBI double and an RBI by Jennifer Wontorcik on an error by USI.
  • Ostapowicz and Wontocik alos got RBIs in the fifth inning to extend the lead to 5-0. Both players had sac flies in the inning.
  • Northwood needed all of those runs, as the Prairie Stars mounted a comeback in the sixth inning, plating four runs.
  • But after taking the loss in the morning, Norton came in and got the final five outs to pick up her first save of the season.


  • Runs/Hits/Errors: Illinois-Springfield: 4/8/3, Northwood: 5/4/0
  • Runners Left on Base: Illinois-Springfield: 4, Northwood: 3
  • Winning Pitcher:  Vanessa Ewing (3-5) 5 1/3 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 K
  • Save: Norton (1) 1 2/3 IP, 2 H, 1 K
  • Losing Pitcher: Jaycee Craver (2-4) 2 1/3 IP, 3 R (2 ER), 3 H


  • Hayley D'Avilar: 2-2, 2 R, 1 BB
  • Ostapowicz: 1-2, 2B, 2 RBI, R
  • Wontorcik: 2 RBI


  • The Timberwolves will finish their trip to Florida with a pair of games Saturday (March 11). NU will face St. Cloud State at 8 a.m. before taking on Truman at 1 p.m.